Environment Officer

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade H (SCP 26 – 30 £32,909 to £36,298)
  • Location: Merseyside Biobank, Court Hey Park
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 22/02/2023 at 23:55
  • Reference: RH/23/226854


Merseyside Environmental Advisory Service

Permanent appointment – 36 hours per week

Post Number: 301484

Benefits include: Casual Car User, Local Government Pension, flexible working and professional membership fees.

We are seeking a highly motivated Environment Officer to join our exceptional and growing team. 

Covering the districts of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens Sefton and Wirral, this post is specifically targeted at ambitious individuals who wish to develop their environmental, development management, EIA and strategic planning careers and play a leading role to develop a circular, climate resilient economy in our City Region.  If you are working towards a professional membership that would also be helpful.

The Environment Officer will fulfil a leading role in development management services for environmental issues including waste and minerals planning applications often involving EIA.  The role also has a strong spatial planning focus including monitoring and review of the Joint Waste Local Plan and will involve strategic planning and liaison work on low carbon development, climate change, circular economy and aggregates requiring close working with officers in the local authorities and more strategically.  In particular, applicants with strong project management skills and the ability to demonstrate good relationship management with site operators are welcome. The role offers great opportunity for professional development and a clear career development path to more senior roles within the team as professional experience grows.

We are going through an exciting period of rapid growth with opportunities for exceptional people within the service.

As an employee of Sefton Council, you will enjoy the benefits of local government within an established City Region service. The Council are, where possible, operating a hybrid working model which will involve a combination of working from home and when required from a Council office site. Access to your own transport is required and the ability to work evenings and weekends is desirable.

Job packs are available from www.sefton.gov.uk/jobs. Completed forms should be returned to Transactional HR, Payroll & Pensions, PO Box 158, Bootle, Liverpool, L20 3WA. Completed electronic application forms can be returned to recruitment@thr.sefton.gov.uk

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 11.55pm 22 February 2023. Interviews are anticipated to take place mid to late March 2023.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.




This vacancy is now closed