The overall aim of the Enforcement & Safety Division is to achieve a “safer Newham”, and contribute to a “Cleaner, Greener Newham for all our residents and businesses’’, Newham is one of the most diverse and fastest growing areas in the country. We have one of the largest indoor city shopping centres in Europe, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with families now established the refurbished London Olympic Village, this is an exciting time to join the Council. The Enforcement and Safety Division is at the forefront of tackling crime and anti social behaviour, helping to create a borough where people choose to live, work and stay.
Public Protection Officer
£38,994 - £41,847 pa
To contribute to one or more of the major service objectives of the Council’s public protection strategy and Group Service Plan.
To deliver public protection outputs for the Public Protection Group as directed.
To improve the quality, safety and standards of occupational health and safety in premises that fall within the enforcement remit of Newham. Provide an excellent service to businesses, employees and the self employed through action in range of intervention strategies, including enforcement, education and advice.
To assist and contribute towards the London Borough of Newham's Primary Authority function.
To improve the safety of premises within the commercial portfolio of the Council through the provision and management of health and safety information, education and advice.
To deliver public protection outputs for the Enforcement and Safety Group as directed.
You will need to have a good knowledge and understanding of the application of the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 and subsidiary regulations in respect of the responsibilities of duty holders as well as a good understanding of construction and safety technology, schedules of work and the application of risk assessment.
You will need to have experience of core aspects of public protection work including the legal and technical application of occupational health and safety law to standards safe premises and safe systems of work and the rights and responsibilities of employers, employees and the self-employed.
Extensive experience of the use and application of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and other principal acts, regulations, codes of practice and statutory guidance as it relates to occupational health and safety law to such a level that will enable the authority to authorise the postholder for the full range of the powers of inspectors and for the service of notices and the seizure of plant, equipment and materials as detailed in the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
Experience of supervising staff and providing advice and support on complex occupational health and safety cases, including accident investigation.
Experience of working with and applying a range of public protection remedies to a range of public protection issues.
Experience of taking formal enforcement action such as the service of notice or the instigation of the prosecution for offences
Applications must be submitted online.
CV's or cover letters will not be accepted.
Applicants’ must submit a personal supporting statement, addressing all the criteria as detailed in the Person Specification.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.