Senior Officers, Environmental Protection

Senior Officers, Environmental Protection


  • Location: Cirencester/Witney/Coleford and home working
  • Salary: £31,229 - £35,730 per annum
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 05 December 2021
  • Interview Date: 20 December 2021

About the role…

We have two exciting Senior Officer opportunities for those who wish to further develop their careers in the specialist field of Environmental Protection.  These are posts you can apply for whether you are a recent graduate or have many years of experience in the public or private sectors and are looking for an exciting opportunity within Environmental Health.

These are key roles in a shared service across the beautiful areas of West Oxfordshire, Forest of Dean and Cotswold District Councils providing plenty of places to see and visit whether you love hiking or cycling.

The roles cover a range of statutory duties including environmental protection and noise management or local air quality management and industrial pollution control.  You will be a lead officer in one of these two specialist areas, working alongside a supportive team, providing expert advice and guidance throughout our organisation from an Environmental Health perspective.

Whilst the role will be predominantly home based you will have the option to work from our offices within Cirencester, Witney and Coleford.

You will need…

  • A Relevant Degree (e.g. Environmental Health, Environmental Science)
  • To provide technical expertise, advice and direction to internal and external customers when solving problems or managing risks
  • To apply a high level of expert knowledge within a technical area of expertise and manage sensitive, open ended and complex case or project based work
  • To work in a multi-disciplinary team on technical cases and projects to a highly efficient and effective standard

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about this position please contact Phil Measures on philip.measures@publicagroup.uk who will be pleased to discuss the role with you.

Who are we…

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer focused organisation driven by real user needs.

What can we do for you…

  • agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • paid for health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • paid for Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • paid for access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)

Closing Date for CV’s: Sunday 5th December 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 20th December 2021

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above to join-us@publicagroup.uk

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.


Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.


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