Competitive Salary Offered
Job description Noise Enforcement Officer
This contract is for an initial three months although it is likely to be extended
To provide a regulatory service that is responsible for protecting the community, by using the relevant legislation to control and enforce, in the areas of Noise & Nuisance within Regulatory Services (Environmental Health). Assisting in the maintenance and improvement of the borough’s environment by identifying, investigating and effectively dealing with breaches of legislation. Through written or verbal advice or warnings, notices, seizures and other legal action in accordance with the Enforcement Concordat, and Enforcement Protocol.
The post holder will be prepared to represent the division, department and council on matters relating to their area of professional expertise.
The post holder will be required to work hours as determined by service delivery requirements. This will involve extensive working night and weekend shifts.
The post holder must have the physical ability to be mobile in order to react quickly in potentially volatile situations, and to work in confined spaces.
The post holder must hold a full UK driver’s license
Special Conditions of Employment
Essential Car User Allowance
Able to work a shift pattern that involves weekend and night working, and which is subject to change.
To be physically fit and able to react quickly to potential conflict, and to work in confined spaces.
A relevant degree in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent academic or professional standard. Or a minimum of seven years active enforcement action within a statutory noise & nuisance team, and be able to show evidence of continuing professional development.
Knowledge of regulatory framework governing services provided by the statutory functions and obligations placed on a local authority in relation to services provided by environmental health. With particular expertise with regards to Statutory Noise Nuisance.
Knowledge of the relevant environmental health legislation and criminal law (including PACE), codes of practice, regulations and guidance, and how to effectively apply them.
Knowledge of providing advice, guidance and enforcing within the field of noise nuisance legislation in accordance with enforcement concordats and protocols.
Knowledge of the impact of inner city issues on regulatory matters and an awareness of national trends as they affect noise nuisance & environmental health issues.
Knowledge of the application of information technology within a noise nuisance, environmental health or trading standards service.
An understanding and commitment to the council’s Equality and Diversity Policy and the ability to apply this to the duties and responsibilities of the post.
Knowledge of techniques for dealing with conflict, with due regard for personal safety and customer care in service delivery and its practical implications.
Experience of providing a ‘first point of contact’ service in a demanding environment with diverse communities.
Knowledge of working with external agencies to bring about sustainable improvements in local environmental health quality issues whilst at the same time understanding how these actions impact on a wider council agenda.
Knowledge of preparing legal papers and appearing as a witness in court and managing complex caseloads.
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative, successfully reconciling individual and team targets within a specified timeframe.
Ability to use IT software packages, including Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint.
The ability to communicate simply and effectively to a range of audiences both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deliver presentations and write standard and non standard reports
Ability to prioritise and organise conflicting work tasks within specific time scales.
Ability to analyse information and to present this at an appropriate level to a given audience.