EHO/Enforcement Officer – Public Protection

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EHO/Enforcement Officer – Public Protection
Interim Position

Brent 5218026

Posted: 25th November 2022 08:03
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.27 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • WEMBLEY, London,

    HA9 0FJ

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary EHO/Enforcement Officer – Public Protection

Job Reference: Brent 5218026

Pay Rate: £17.27 per hour PAYE

An Environmental Health Officer/Enforcement Officer is required to carry out the duties of an Environmental Monitoring Officer.

Experience of contaminated land, air quality, environmental permitting and planning consultations will be required. You will also be required to carryout some maintenance of equipment e.g. air quality monitoring stations, PAH filter changes; and respond to call outs or breakdowns.

Job Purpose:

To change community and individual behaviour through communication, persuasion, advice and guidance; or enforcement.

To achieve compliance with statutory requirements through inspection, investigation, monitoring.

To achieve Council and service unit objectives, improve community well being and economic prosperity.

Specifics include:

  • To support the Council’s image, reputation, employee code of conduct and objectives.
  • To maintain high standards of knowledge, competency and skills within your area of required expertise by participating in personal learning and development where necessary or required.
  • To provide high quality, sound, timely and accurate professional advice, guidance and information about any work matter, to customers or colleagues, in a format that is understandable and appropriate.
  • To scrutinise customer statutory applications, notifications, consultations, schemes, licences, registrations and make executive decisions using any powers that have been delegated to you.
  • To scrutinise draft Council policies, reports, committee papers, procedures, protocols, risk assessments, service plans, action plans and proposals; and advise on their adequacy within your required field of professional expertise.
  • To prepare, interpret and present literate, numerate, accurate, understandable and timely reports, documents, spread sheets, data analysis and feedback. To properly handle evidence, records and data to ensure that confidentiality, evidence integrity, data protection and freedom of information requirements are observed.
  • To deliver a range of services within a framework of legislation, statutory instruments, codes of practice, corporate policies, local systems, policies and guidance and good professional practice, including inspections, surveys, visits, investigations, take samples, monitor standards, investigate complaints and service requests, gather evidence, carry out interviews, take statements and determine appropriate action.
  • To obtain and consider all available evidence and best practice advice; to undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizure, prohibition, closure, etc. and preparation and service of statutory or fixed penalty notices, simple cautions and other legal documents. Where authorised, to execute delegated enforcement powers and act as an Authorised Officer or signatory of the Council.
  • To change community and individual behaviour to resolve any poor, unsustainable, unhealthy, unsafe or unscrupulous practice, using excellent communication, negotiation, mediation, persuasion, advice and guidance.
  • To prepare and supervise any work carried out in default of a third party, using statutory powers, to include writing of specifications, assessment of tenders, appointment of contractor, supervision of works by contractors, negotiate any necessary variations and their monetary value, approval of payment, issuing of statutory demands for payment and registration of charges on the Land Charges register.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Qualifications:
    1. A degree in Environmental Health accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH membership not required - OR -
      a recognised occupational Environmental Health qualification OR a degree with substantial relevance for environmental health
    2. Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  2. Knowledge:
    1. Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the technical, scientific, environmental and health aspects of at least one broad area of environmental health specialism.
    2. Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of all environmental health legislative controls and enforcement tools and their legal basis; together with and their proper practical implementation in the context of an English unitary local authority.
    3. Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the principles of risk assessment and control, and its proper practical implementation in at least one broad area of environmental health specialism.
    4. Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the principles of quality systems, and its proper practical implementation.
    5. Possess an in-depth and current knowledge of the principles of safety or environmental impact analysis, and its proper practical implementation – to include use of necessary equipment - in at least one broad area of environmental health specialism.
    6. Possess a high standard of numeracy, literacy and grammatical accuracy
  3. Experience:
    1. Significant experience in one broad area of environmental health specialism.
    2. Managing and prioritising, with minimal intervention, a demanding personal workload, consistently achieving competing individual work objectives, standards and performance.
    3. Experience of undertaking investigations, inspections, data analysis and documentation reviews in determining performance, assessing trends, non-compliance or under-performance.
    4. Experience of tackling non-compliances, sub-standard work, underperformance or misconduct, swiftly, fairly and proportionately, if necessary using formal or regulatory controls.
    5. Experience of using influencing skills including coaching, listening, guidance, mediation, persuasion, in the face of resistance to resolve poor performance, behaviour or sub-standard work, unhealthy, non-compliant or unsustainable practices.
    6. Experience of identifying, collating, analysing and using data; evaluating customer feedback to monitor and improve personal performance and outcomes.
    7. Possess a clear personal commitment to customer care, tolerance, equal opportunities and an understanding of the relevance to the post.
  4. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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EHO/Enforcement Officer – Public Protection
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