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Senior Environmental Health Officer/Enforcement Officer

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Senior Environmental Health Officer/Enforcement Officer

Date posted: July 31, 2020
Up to £25.73 per hour
London, England
Job description

My client, a North West London Council is seeking a Senior Environmental Health Officer/Enforcement Officer for a 3 month contract

The manager is looking for someone to change community and individual behaviour through communication, persuasion, advice and guidance; or enforcement.

To achieve compliance with statutory requirements through inspection, investigation, monitoring.

To achieve Council and service unit objectives, improve community wellbeing and economic prosperity.

The post is situated in the Councils Food and Health & Safety team who also undertake public safety duties at events. Knowledge and experience in public safety would be desirable but are not essential

The role is as follows:

To prepare, interpret and present literate, numerate, accurate, understandable and timely reports, documents, spread sheets, data analysis and feedback. To properly handle evidence, records and data to ensure that confidentiality, evidence integrity, data protection and freedom of information requirements are observed.

To deliver a range of services within a framework of legislation, statutory instruments, codes of practice, corporate policies, local systems, policies and guidance and good professional practice, including inspections, surveys, visits, investigations, take samples, monitor standards, investigate complaints and service requests, gather evidence, carry out interviews, take statements and determine appropriate action.

To obtain and consider all available evidence and best practice advice; to undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizure, prohibition, closure, etc. and preparation and service of statutory or fixed penalty notices, simple cautions and other legal documents. Where authorised, to execute delegated enforcement powers and act as an Authorised Officer or signatory of the Council.

To change community and individual behaviour to resolve any poor, unsustainable, unhealthy, unsafe or unscrupulous practice, using excellent communication, negotiation, mediation, persuasion, advice and guidance.

To prepare and supervise any work carried out in default of a third party, using statutory powers, to include writing of specifications, assessment of tenders, appointment of contractor, supervision of works by contractors, negotiate any necessary variations and their monetary value, approval of payment, issuing of statutory demands for payment and registration of charges on the Land Charges register.

To prepare cases and evidence for legal proceedings, to institute legal proceedings. To appear and give expert evidence at Court, Tribunal or other statutory Hearing.

To deal sensitively and courteously with traders, customers and members of the public. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and all employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well-being of children and vulnerable adults.

To represent the Council at meetings, internal or external and liaise with other authorities, agencies, council units, service providers, government representatives, traders, customers and others.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Professional Membership required:

A degree in Environmental Health accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH membership not required - OR - A recognised occupational Environmental Health qualification OR a degree with substantial relevance for environmental health

Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the technical, scientific, environmental and health aspects of at least one broad area of environmental health specialism.

Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of all environmental health legislative controls and enforcement tools and their legal basis; together with and their proper practical implementation in the context of an English unitary local authority.

Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and control, and its proper practical implementation in at least one broad area of environmental health specialism.

Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the principles of quality systems, and its proper practical implementation.

Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the principles of safety or environmental impact analysis, and its proper practical implementation - to include use of necessary equipment - in at least one broad area of environmental health specialism.

Possess a high standard of numeracy, literacy and grammatical accuracy

Significant experience in one broad area of environmental health specialism.

Experience of undertaking investigations, inspections, data analysis and documentation reviews in determining performance, assessing trends, non-compliance or under-performance.

Experience of tackling non-compliances, sub-standard work, under performance or misconduct, swiftly, fairly and proportionately, if necessary using formal or regulatory controls.

Able to drive a vehicle and possess a full driving licence which is currently valid in the United Kingdom

Please only apply for this position if you have the extensive skills and experience outlined above in the advert and have worked withing a Council or Housing Association in a similar position.

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: Senior Environmental_1596197804

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