Council invests in Environmental Health Service leading to jobs boost

North East Derbyshire District Council is making a significant investment into its joint Environmental Health Service, with job vacancies to help tackle enviro crimes, ensure safety of our residents, help our economic recovery, and better serve the district.

Environmental Health Services are key to ensuring the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the places we work and visit are safe and protect public health. Matched by investment from Bolsover District Council, the Councils have committed to grow the joint service to ensure we have effective and efficient public protection services.

The service has played a key role during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing advice to businesses, ensuring compliance with guidance and regulatory requirements and undertaking outbreak investigations.

The service restructure and growth investment follows on from the Council’s recent investment in a specific Covid-19 Support Team and has created a number of vacancies that are currently advertised – from a Technical Officer to Environmental Health Team Manager – opportunities which are welcome during these tough times of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Councillor Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet Member for the Environmental Services said, “We are delighted to invest in our hard-working Environmental Health service. They are a hugely important part of keeping our district safe, clean and green. This investment will help us expand our services, including helping  local businesses with advice and regulatory compliance to support growth and recovery in the district.”

“We are passionate about making sure our beautiful district is just that– beautiful -and by bolstering our enforcement team we can also tackle environmental crimes and ensure our district is there for all to enjoy. This means we can take further action on tackling issues such as fly-tipping, dog fouling and littering.”

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