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We move as one team. We’re champions of fresh thinking, and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people – a good idea can come from anywhere, or anyone. So here you’ll have a voice: one that changes lives for the better. And together, we’ll realise the remarkable every day.

About the job

Salary: £32,233 - £38,889 a year plus £963 essential car user allowance (Progression Scheme)
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

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

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

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