Air Quality Officer

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Wigan
  • Salary: £28,221 – £32,233 per annum

Website WiganCouncil Wigan Council

Salary: Grade 8, £28,221 – £32,233 per annum.

The salary is subject to the 2019 National Joint Council pay award and any local agreements

37 hours per week

Temporary for 2 years

 Your role:

The Air Quality Officer is a new role in the Environmental Health Service, and will work with colleagues locally and across Greater Manchester to deliver air quality improvements.

You will lead on the development and implementation of a range of air quality initiatives, providing expert advice and guidance to colleagues, partners and the public. You will have opportunities to be involved in specific projects and bids for grants both individually and as part of a team.

About you:

You will be passionate about improving air quality, and will have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science-based subject.

You will be a confident and  highly motivated team player with a good eye for detail, sound knowledge of current air quality issues, and the ability to guide and influence others. You will have the initiative, sound judgement, and confidence to work across all levels of the organisation and be able to form effective partnerships both internally and externally. You will also have experience in project management.

Your proven ability to listen, explain, negotiate and influence, and your  excellent communication skills will be essential for the successful delivery of improvements in air quality.

About us:

Improving air quality is a high priority in Wigan, and we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents.

The Environmental Health Service delivers a wide range of functions, including environmental protection, public health and food safety. We aim to ensure that local businesses comply with regulatory requirements by inspection and support. The team also works with partners to improve health and is committed to supporting Greater Manchester Projects.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.


For further information, please contact Julie Searing, Environmental Health Manager on 01942 489329.

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Closing date: Wednesday 3 April 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 16 April 2019

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