Job vacancies

Service Support Officer

Job Reference T17

Scale 3 = £16,781 – £17,772 per annum

We need someone with all round administrative experience to join the team which provides vital support to our Planning and Building Control section.

The role includes:

  • ensuring performance data is collected and collated accurately
  • maintaining the sections website
  • giving training and guidance to colleagues in the use of computer systems relating to planning applications i.e. iDox and MapInfo.

The successful applicant will also assist in the day-to-day supervision of the support team and deal with enquiries at reception, or over the telephone.

Applicants must have good organisational and interpersonal skills; the ability to lead, supervise and train a team; knowledge of IT systems, preferably relating to Planning and Building Control. A good standard of numeracy and literacy skills are essential to this post.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy:

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 May 2017

Environmental Health Officer

Job reference T16

Scale PO1/4 = £29,323 - £31,601 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Environmental Health Officer to work in our new Commercial Team.

Your primary function will be to carry out Food and Safety inspections, investigate food complaints and carry out accident investigations.  As part of the Commercial Team you will be expected to contribute to other areas of work, such as commercial nuisance complaints, communicable disease control and environmental permitting.

This is an excellent career opportunity to develop professionally and gain experience in a wide range of duties and training will be provided where necessary.

Applicants will have a degree / diploma in Environmental Health and ideally be EHORB registered or equivalent.  However consideration will be given to those who will complete the process of registering, within the next 6 months following qualification.  Until registration is obtained, applicants will be employed as a Technical Officer on Scale 6 (£23,398 - £24,964 per annum).

For an informal discussion, please contact Jackie Dickinson (Commercial Team Leader) on 01282 662007, or email

If you would like to apply for this vacancy:

Closing date for applications is Monday 19 June 2017

Environmental Crime Officer - Temporary contract until 31st March 2018

Job Ref T18

Scale 4 = £18,070 - £20,138 per annum

As an Environmental Crime Officer, you will investigate and enforce the reports that the Council receives relating to grot spots, fly-tipping, littering, fly posting, graffiti and dog fouling.  You will also attend public meetings and schools throughout the Borough to provide information, advice and activities to educate people on the impacts of Environmental Crime.

You must have previous experience of working in an enforcement role, with the ability to communicate with people, sometimes in difficult situations.  You will also require knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005.

Being a team player, but also with the ability to work alone, you should be able to prioritise a fluctuating workload, be computer literate, and have good numeracy skills, along with the ability to write clear and concise reports.

As you will be required to travel around the Borough, a current, full driving licence is essential for this position.  

Some early morning, late evening, bank holiday and weekend working will be required on occasions.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy:

Closing date for applications Monday 5 June 2017

Part-time Market Hallkeeper (Nelson indoor market)

Job Reference LIB149

£11,142.57 per annum for 25 hours per week 
Hours of work will be between 7.00am–7.00pm Monday to Saturday as agreed with the Market Manager.  
Duties will include opening or closing the Market Hall; cleaning the premises; ensuring health and safety is maintained; dealing with queries from members of the public and stallholders; occasional cash handling; update and maintenance of electronic records; out-of-hours call-out and occasional cover for Colne Market.  The successful applicant may also be asked to oversee the build of the Open Market and carry out routine checks.
To apply for this vacancy:    

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 May 2017
NB :   Previous applicants need not apply. CV’s are only accepted as supplementary information; an application form must be completed.