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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £28,672 to £31,346
LOCATION: Tiverton

Do you want to work at the front-line of public health? Our vision and core role as a service is to protect and improve the health, safety and well-being of people living, working and visiting Mid Devon.

We are looking for a team player to undertake Environmental Protection, Pollution Control, Statutory Nuisance and related work as part of our Community Team. This is a varied role involving a broad range of reactive case management alongside more proactive duties. In delivering this highly important role, you will work full-time as a specialist officer within Public Health and Housing Options Services. As part of this team you will work closely with a senior officer and others specialists across a range of regulatory areas with potential opportunities to develop and broaden your skills base.

Taking direction from the Community team leader and senior officer, you will undertake investigations and environmental health enforcement interventions across the district.

An ability to work effectively with a high-level of attention, organisation and self-motivation is essential. You will also need to hold relevant qualifications, and ideally have recent experience in a similar role along with proven technical skills, preferably in a local government enforcement environment. You should also be committed to delivering excellent services and maintaining good communication. Effective interpersonal skills are also must in role which involves working closely with colleagues across the Council as well as our public and business customers.

Computer literacy is essential and a working knowledge of IDOX Uniform case management software would be desirable (though training can be provided).

In return we can offer a highly varied and interesting range of work in an attractive working environmental where we value and develop our staff.

A full clean driving licence and ability to travel throughout the Mid Devon area. 

Some activities can take place on an evening and weekend and therefore there will be occasional work outside of normal office hours.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position. 

For this post we offer a generous package including a competitive salary and: 


To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, contact Tanya Wenham – Operations Manager for Public Health and Housing Options via / 01884 255255 or Simon Newcombe, Corporate Manager for Public Health, Regulation and Housing / 01884 255255.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - Specialist Officer (Environmental  Protection) Job Description

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 22 September 2021 at 1:00pm

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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