Environmental Health Enforcement Officer
There is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, to join the Air Quality & Environmental Protection Service and help protect the health and wellbeing of residents and businesses.
About the Job
The Air Quality & Environmental Protection Service is a diverse team with a high level of expertise in noise and acoustics, statutory nuisance (noise, smoke, dust, light, odour), air quality, contaminated land and environmental permitting.
The purpose of this role is to carry out statutory functions on all aspects of programmed noise work, including:
- Review, assess and provide consultation comments on planning applications, in respect of noise.
- Undertake investigations, in relation to noise statutory nuisance, in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Council’s relevant policies and procedures.
- Review Section 61 applications and grant consents, under the Control of Pollution Act 1974.
- Review licensing applications and Temporary Event Notices and provide comments, in respect of noise.
- Act as the Council’s Environmental Protection representative at liaison / forum meetings
You will work closely with the team’s members, as well as with colleagues from other services, such as the ASB team, Property Licensing, Planning Enforcement and external stakeholders, as part of case investigations and other project work. To successfully fulfil the role’s duties and responsibilities, you will be expected to carry out office-based work, as well as site visits.
Along with a B.Sc. or equivalent academic or professional qualification in Environmental Health, you will possess technical knowledge and / or experience in noise control.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability of managing effectively your own workload, to meet deadlines and maintaining satisfactory work records. You will also be passionate about delivering a high-quality customer service and have an enthusiastic can-do attitude.
Good ICT, organisational and report writing skills are essential.
Additional qualifications in the relevant areas of noise control (e.g. Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control) would be an advantage.
About Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of London’s best places to live and work. Our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We are an ambitious and innovative Council taking bold new actions to support our residents while remaining focussed on a long-term positive future for Waltham Forest.
Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where four key priorities will underpin our Public Service Strategy:
- Connecting people with jobs
- Safe and healthy lives
- Our 15-minute neighbourhoods
- Confidence in our future
The Council has an attractive range of staff benefits:
- flexible working options
- season ticket and travel card loans
- help with managing your finances and access to an employee Credit Union
- discounted gym membership at GLL leisure centres in the borough
- discounts at local bars and restaurants
- help with well-being including access to an employee assistance programme
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
HOW TO APPLY
The Council’s preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can arrange an alternative.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Christina Zervou, Air Quality & Environmental Protection Service Manager on 07833 857957.