Environmental Health Officer

By June 21, 2024 No Comments
Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Merton

Positive Employment is currently recruiting for a Environmental Health Officer for our client a local government organisation based in Merton.

The successful candidate will provide day to day operational delivery of the Noise & Nuisance Service within a delivery team based over three boroughs. Expected to investigate noise complaints and other complaints such as those relating to bonfires and light pollution.

This is a 1.5 month starting contract with the possibility to extend. Located at Wandsworth Town Hall with a presence at Merton & Richmond according to the needs of the service. Site visits are an essential part of the role.

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Administer the duties of the Regulatory Services Partnership, this includes but is not limited to: inspections, projects, surveys, alternative enforcement activities, publicity, attending meetings, processing applications, visits, investigating complaints and service requests, sampling, monitoring, gathering evidence, carrying out PACE interviews, taking statements, serving statutory notices, taking legal proceedings including giving evidence and attending magistrates courts to obtain warrants.
  • Lead on key projects on behalf of the Noise & Nuisance Manager and/or wider Regulatory Services Partnership management team.
  • Take the lead on formal action such as the service of statutory notices and giving evidence in a magistrate’s court.
  • Support and engage in the development of departmental and service procedures and guidance notes.
  • Undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action, including the professional assessment of statutory nuisances, the drafting and service of statutory notices including noise abatement notices in accordance with best practice advice and guidance and enforcement policies, to resolve any identified non-compliances.
  • Represent the organisation in meetings with the public, stakeholders, statutory bodies and other parties and provide advice on regulatory matters as appropriate.

Personal Requirements:

  • Previous experience in Environmental Health or;
  • Knowledge in Environmental Protection or Noise and statutory nuisance Knowledge and understanding of the scope and role of regulatory codes of practice, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
  • Specialist training, experience, or a qualification, relating to Environmental Health or equivalent.
  • Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board or equivalent.

Working Hours: 09:00am – 17:00pm,  Monday – Friday

Pay: £35.00 p/h

Please note this role is within the scope of IR35.

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