Environmental Enforcement Officer
Salary Band D £28,367 to £31,077
A generous annual leave allowance of 27 days
(plus an additional 5 days depending on having continuous local government service).
Here at Sevenoaks we pride ourselves on treating both our employees and communities we serve with dignity and respect. We are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018. The successes of the Finance Team have been recently recognised where the Finance Team has been nominated and is a finalist in the 2020 Public Finance Awards – Finance Team of the Year - Councils.
The Environmental Enforcement Officer will be responsible for the investigation and enforcement of environmental crime, such as fly tipped waste along with other environmental offences.
You will be expected to carry out thorough investigations, from gathering evidence to help identify offenders, to conducting formal and informal interviews in accordance with the Police Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).
This position would suit an individual with legal experience and who is confident building cases for successful prosecution and attending court. This is a uniformed role.
The Successful Applicant
- Experienced in site investigation and preserving evidence to ensure integrity of audit trail
- Working knowledge of Environmental Protection Act and Clean Neighbourhood Act legislation and best practice.
- Working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act and employee responsibilities.
Direct Services has approximately 110 operational staff working across the various functions including Street Cleansing, Commercial Waste and Environmental Enforcement.
Interested in the role and want to know more?
Please contact Trevor Kennett, Head of Direct Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Taylor, Commercial Operations and Trading Manager, email@example.com for an informal discussion about the role.
Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?
Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.
How to get to us
Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train. You will be based at the Dunbrik Depot, 2 Main Road, Dunbrik, Sundridge TN14 6EP. Due to the current pandemic and current Government advice at the time of advert the role will require a combination of both remote and office based working. A free staff car park is available on site.
Closing date: Sunday 1st August
Assessment process: Interview