Vacancy Details

Scientific Officer

Surrey Heath Borough Council
£34,680 - £39,000 per annum
Surrey Heath House, Camberley
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/09/2021 at 23:55
Surrey Heath Borough Council

Scientific Officer

Hours:                     37 per week

Salary Range:         £34,680 - £39,000 per annum

Grade:                     SH06

Contract:                 Permanent  


The Council are seeking an experienced Scientific Officer to undertake environmental protection work based in the Environmental Health Team.

Reporting to the Senior EHO (Pollution), this post contributes to ensuring the quality of air, land and water are within established guidelines to protect human health and the environment, whilst also contributing to the Council’s corporate Climate Change agenda.

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking the Council’s contaminated land duties under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act and responding to planning consultations and pre-applications. This will include technically reviewing and assessing the suitability of investigations, remediation method statements and verification reports to determine risks to human health and the environment. The post holder will be expected to have extensive knowledge of contaminated land in a regulatory context and a detailed technical knowledge of contaminated land in relation to residential and industrial re-developments. Duties may also involve investigation and enforcement functions with regard to other aspects of the Team’s environmental control work, for example air quality, statutory nuisance and pest control and experience in these areas would be desirable.

The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified Environmental Health Officer or Scientific/Contaminated Land Officer, who will have previous local authority experience in contaminated land and pollution control

The successful candidate will need to have a science based honours degree or extensive relevant work experience, with a solid understanding of land contamination and GIS systems.

For an informal discussion please contact James Robinson, Senior Environmental Health Officer on 01276 707357 or Frances Soper, Environmental Health & Licensing Manager on 01276 707390

Interview Date:  To be Confirmed

Equal Opportunities

Surrey Heath Borough Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707126 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.


Please note:

All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.


For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. To reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. If you choose to submit your CV with your application form we request that you remove all your personal details before uploading your CV. This will ensure that Managers cannot see your personal details when completing their shortlist.  If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.


If you have any further enquiries please email or telephone 01276 707126.


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Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed