Environmental Health Officer/Technical Officer (Environmental Protection – Noise), Luton Borough Council

    Luton Borough Council
    Local Authority
    Full Time
    £32,233 - £38,889 a year plus £963 essential car user allowance (Progression Scheme)
    Job description

    Do you have experience of working on Environmental Protection – Noise related duties within a Local Authority or similar environment along with the ability to undertake detailed, complex investigations? If yes, then we want to hear from you.

    We have an opportunity where your expertise will help you to provide professional and technical advice to other council services and local stakeholders.  You will also undertake investigations aimed at securing compliance with the provisions of environmental protection and pollution control legislation.

    You’ll be the lead officer on noise matters, and the single point of contact for central government liaison.

    In this vital role, you’ll implement and deliver noise policy, strategy and enforcement. You’ll also contribute to corporate-wide projects aimed at securing improvements in noise.

    About you

    This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

    We need someone that has in-depth experience of noise related duties within Local Authority or similar working environment. You will have experience of providing expert advice on planning applications, working collaboratively with strategic transport, strategic planning, environmental health and public health colleagues in the development and delivery of work plans to address noise issues.

    You must have the ability to analyse data requiring complex manipulation and interpretation.  Recommend action on complex matters such as noise or industrial pollution, air quality and contaminated land to ensure the environment is protected in accordance with the provisions of relevant legislation.

    We do ask that you hold Institute of Acoustics: Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control and Certificate of Environmental Noise measurement and/or relevant qualification or relevant verifiable experience.

    Therefore, if you have great communication skills, the ability to analyse data, write concise and accurate reports and documents, and deliver presentations; then we look forward to receiving your application.

    Additional information

    Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
    Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
    We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

    – flexible working arrangements – we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
    – 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
    – generous holiday entitlement
    – local government pension with generous employer contribution
    – excellent support and development
    – relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
    – half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
    – discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
    – Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

    Closing date: 15/04/2021

    How to apply