The borough is undergoing significant change with widespread development being undertaken including the development of London City Airport, Crossrail and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as significant residential development with 1000's of units planned or under construction and possible tunnel crossings across the Thames. Environmental Control is a small unit of 5-8 staff providing environmental management and regulation of polluting industries, environmental management of major developments, air quality management, contaminated land management and flooding. In addition we provide detail advice to other areas of the Council on environmental issues.
Environmental Control Officer ( level 2)
£36,711 - £42,681
Location: Newham Dockside
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have put Newham in the international spotlight and are driving change at an unprecedented pace and scale. With an abundance of land for development, world-class transport and digital infrastructure, and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce, the borough is ideally placed to accommodate much of London’s growth in the 21st century. As development and investment in the UK’s capital moves steadily eastwards, Newham is set to become a new heart for London. This is a rare opportunity for a highly-motivated individual with proven Local Authority development commissioning experience, to join our dynamic Environmental Control Team. The job requires an effective technically experienced officer with comprehensive knowledge of the practical application of the legislative standards relating to environmental pollution control and specifically planning consultations, air quality assessments, permitted processes, contaminated land, commercial noise and statutory nuisance assessments .
You will have an awareness of all environmental pollution issues and take a technical lead in one key aspect of environmental pollution control, actively pursuing opportunities to achieve the best outcomes for residents and service users. You will also support Newham as Local Planning Authority in the assessment of environmental health conditions on planning applications, and advising on technical matters of environmental pollution control, being a professional witness in court, law and administration as it relates to the Council’s duties and responsibilities and support colleagues involved in similar activities. If you want to help shape this part of London – and leave a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!
The successful candidate will have a:
- A relevant degree in Environmental Health/Environmental Pollution with evidence of continuing professional development;
- Experience of calibration of scientific equipment for measuring air quality and noise.
- Track record of working to targets in a changing work demand environment; demonstrable experience of Environmental Health planning consultations and providing appropriate technical responses.
- Detailed and extensive knowledge of key issues relating to noise and pollution control and the regulation of environmental standards and legislation
- Ability to communicate and write reports appropriate for the target audience .
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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