Dartford is a diverse and exciting place to work, which is undergoing rapid growth and significant development. We are looking to appoint a fully qualified Environmental Health Officer on a permanent basis. The role will focus on all areas of Environmental Protection work, but a particular knowledge of local air quality management functions and extensive experience in responding to complex planning consultations, with emphasis on acoustics and air quality would be highly desirable for this role.
It is essential that you have the ability to build relationships and gain respect at all levels both throughout the council and with external organisations. You will be an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Environmental Health Officer. You must be a positive outcomes oriented person and committed to excellence in customer service.
Working in a reactive service can be unpredictable and challenging. We are looking for someone who can be tactful and diplomatic and is able to keep their head in difficult situations. You will need to be a team player and have strong verbal and written communication skills. All applicants will have experience in enforcement interventions, an ability to use a range of computer packages, have excellent communication skills with a range of different communities, stakeholders and businesses, the ability to work on several different cases at any one time in a busy environment and the requirement to drive is essential.
You will hold a Diploma/BSc/MSc in Environmental Health and be EHRB registered with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Applications from recently qualified officers may be considered. An additional acoustics qualification would be desirable.
You will also require the use your own vehicle with business insurance and a full valid driving licence. The ability and willingness to work outside of office hours will be required at times.
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