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Environmental Health Officer - Environmental Protection Team

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: PLA00642
  • Published: Wed 20/05/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/06/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £35637 - £41466
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets
Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits arecurrently under review.

This postattracts an essential car user allowance.

The postholder is able to take part in the Council's flexible working scheme.



Role Purpose

TowerHamlets is a fascinating borough, a multi-cultural community steeped inhistory. The contrasts and challenges in Environmental Protection are vast.

The Environmental Protection Team works with other departments in theCouncil, Planning, Licensing, Arts andEvents, Health and Housing, Local residents and external contractors to control excessive noise and vibration within the Borough.

The Team are responsible for the Assessment of complex acoustic reports on behalf of Planningand providing expert comments to planning,based on current legislation and the Tower Hamlets local Plan. Theanalysis and agreement of Control of Pollution Act (COPA)1974 section 61applications and works dispensations.

Statutorynoise nuisance assessments and sound level meter data analysis using specialistsoftware and field measurements.

Compilationof detailed and complex responses to Environmental Information Regulationsrequests, Freedom of Information requests and Ombudsman enquires withassociated cases. The team also follow up on public requests for service.

We are ableto offer a range of career opportunities for individuals that are abledemonstrate enthusiasm, effectiveness and determination.

The Teamis based within the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service and is ableto draw on resources and expertise across the Service.

We are able to offer a 35 hour week withflexible working, structured trainingopportunities (CPD), excellent salaries an additional car user allowance/travelallowance, advisory and enforcement work and a minimum of 6 weeks paid leave ayear.



Key Responsibilities

Youwill be working in a Team dealing with diverse Noise and nuisance issuesseeking intervention strategies to ensure compliance with EnvironmentalHealth legislation and improving noise levels within the Borough. Attending court, preparation of prosecution files andgiving evidence as required; you will also participate in PACE interviews.

One of the roles will be mainlydedicated to reviewing planning applications and reviewing s61 applications

You will beexpected to be self-motivated and appreciate the Council's wider agenda onissues that impact the local environment.



Requirements

You will be required to demonstrate recent experience inproviding comments on large scale Planning applications; recent experience inleading complex noise/pollution investigations including detailed sitemeasurements, analysis and interpretation of acoustic reports; detailed andcurrent knowledge of Case Law precedents for statutory, public nuisance andLicensing controls; good understanding of all relevant EP legislation and goodpractice, including knowledge of recent guidance from The revised National Planning Policy Framework BritishStandards Institute, WHO, IOA, ANC and Defra.

Thoseapplicants that are working towards their Chartered status of the Chartered Institute ofEnvironmental Health will be encouraged to do so.

Thoseapplicants that hold their registration with the Chartered Institute ofEnvironmental Health or are already Chartered will start at the higher grade.

Thoseapplicants with 5 years local authority enforcement experience or holding aDiploma or degree in acoustics will start at the higher grade.



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  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: PLA00642
  • Published: Wed 20/05/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/06/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £35637 - £41466
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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