A key position has arisen within the Environmental Protection team of Hertsmere’s Environmental Health Department for an Enviro Crime Officer.
This is a small, friendly and supportive team which can offer a wide range of work experience and assistance in developing competencies within the role and the wider field of environmental protection.
The post-holder will conduct pro-active vehicle or foot patrols to investigate complaints such as littering, fly tipping, accumulations and dog fouling that affect the health and wellbeing of those in the Borough.
The officer in this role will take appropriate action in accordance with the Council’s Enforcement Policies, including preparing and serving statutory notices, fixed penalty notices and following through with prosecutions where required.
They will undertake proactive work to promote awareness and educate customers and stakeholders in relation to enviro-crime. This will include presentations, preparation and running of events and attendance at internal and external meetings.
The successful candidate will be a well-organised, efficient person, they will be able to adjust to demands and define priorities, work rapidly and accurately and have the ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers. They will enjoy working outside and will be someone who can deal with members of the public in a helpful and diplomatic manner.
The candidate will need to have a flexible approach to working hours as evening and weekend work may sometimes be necessary, and they will have the opportunity to participate in the standby out of hours service for which an additional allowance is paid. A full driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is also required (a van is provided for the collection of strays).
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week).
Benefits include 26 – 31 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including the opportunity to take up to 2 days flexi leave per month), free car parking, free gym membership, free yoga classes, cycle scheme, free Beryl Bike scheme, and season ticket loans.
The Council operates a hybrid working system where employees may work two days per week from home.
Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire and is an attractive environment in which to live and work. It adjoins Greater London and has excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible.
Closing date: Thursday 23rd November, 10am