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Technical Officer - Scarborough

North Yorkshire Council
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
£32,076 - £35,745
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Job role
Officer, Technician
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

Are you passionate about protecting the environment and promoting public health?   Do you have a strong commitment to making a positive impact on communities?

If so, we want you to join our team of Technical Officers 

Our Service

Our Regulatory Services is a busy front-line service which carries out a wide range of functions within two service areas, Environmental Protection and Farming, Food and Health.  The Environmental Protection Service is responsible for the investigation of noise and other statutory nuisances, public health duties including investigation of pest and drainage issues; the enforcement of private water supply legislation and the licencing and enforcement of standards at caravan sites.  The service is also responsible for monitoring and controlling air quality, the inspection and permitting of industrial and commercial processes and the enforcement of the contaminated land regime as well as responding to consultations in relation to licensed premises, planning applications and from the Councils Safety Advisory Group  The Farming, Food and Health Service covers the enforcement of food hygiene, safety and standards and workplace health and safety legislation, infectious disease control, the registration of cosmetic procedures and also includes an animal health team of trading standards officers ensuring the welfare of farmed animals and preventing spread of animal disease.

Join us in our mission to protect the environment and promote public health.  Together we can make a difference.

The Role 

As our Technical Officer you will deliver a range of services within a framework of legislation, including inspections, surveys, visits, investigations, taking samples of food, water, and the environment.  You will be monitoring standards, investigating complaints and service requests, gathering evidence, and maintaining the chain of evidence, carrying out interviews, taking statements and determining and taking appropriate action. You will collate evidence and assist with the preparation of cases for legal proceedings under the guidance of the Environmental Health Officers, Scientific Officers, and Trading Standards Officers.  You will provide appropriate advice, guidance, and interpretation of relevant legislation in line with the professional service of the post, as required. Ensuring service requests are dealt with on a risk basis and in accordance with service and statutory timescales. For more details, please see attached Job Description. 

We have opportunities in both The Environmental Protection Service and The Farming, Food and Health Service, on your application please specify which service you have a preference applying for.

What you will bring 

You will have a minimum of two A levels or equivalent or completion of a further education qualification.

You will have a wide range of technical and specialist knowledge of current environmental health legislation and practice and of the relationship with other public agencies, knowledge and commitment to quality customer focussed services and the benefits that flow from a corporate approach to service delivery and organisational growth. You will have experience of managing conflict and complaints informally and formally, experience of recording, collation, and reporting systems and experience of producing and presenting clear and concise letters, reports, and schedules. You will have the ability to seek, evaluate and organise information to aid decision making along with the ability to make fast paced decisions based upon evidence presented within an ever-changing environment.

Working for us

When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme. Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with various Gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££. Lifestyle Savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus lots more…

For more information please visit our Campaign site

Contact and Apply

If you are interested in learning more about our opportunity, please contact Vikki Flowers on for an informal conversation.

Job Description.docx

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


From the 1st April 2023 the eight district, borough and county councils in North Yorkshire merge to form the new Council, serving 611,000 residents.

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

With a brand new Council, newly elected members, the prospect of a new combined authority as well as its’ first ever mayor, North Yorkshire is on the cusp of a new dawn. The county already has firm foundations - a strong culture and identity which is rich in heritage; thriving communities where the people and places are resilient and innovative; beautiful scenery with stunning landscapes, quaint villages, market and coastal towns; plus the vibrant cities of York and Leeds just on the doorstep.  This amazing county combines the best of the traditional and the modern, and is widely regarded as one of the best places to live in the UK.  North Yorkshire is a great place to live, work and do business.

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