- Pay Rate:
£21.60 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
35 Monday – Sunday, shift patterns to be advised
This opening assignment is for 3 months
- Wandsworth, London,
Interim Environmental Health Technician - Noise & Nuisance
Reference no: Merton 5223743
Pay rate: £21.60 per hour PAYE
Full UK driving licence
7 day week shift pattern consisting of day shifts and out of hours shifts from Thursday to Sunday
An Environmental Health technician is required to join the Noise & Nuisance Team in the Regulatory Services Partnership. Extensive knowledge and experience of responding to statutory nuisance complaints under Environmental Protection 1990 and dealing with construction sites under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 is essential for this role. To investigate noise complaints and report back to senior officers so that decisions can be made by senior officers regarding taking any formal action. To also investigate other complaints such as those relating to bonfires and light pollution.
To provide a specialist professional service to discharge the Council’s statutory responsibility to enforce legislation and protect public health. The Pollution Team has a strong regulatory function around industry and the commercial sector, and also acts as a specialist consultancy service in areas of health protection. The officer will be expected to work a 7 day week shift pattern consisting of day shifts and out of hours shifts from Thursday to Sunday. Required to have a full UK driving licence and will drive a council car as part of the role.
The hours of operation for the noise service are: Week day office hours, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Thursday 7:00pm – 2:00am; Friday 8:00pm – 3:00am; Saturday 1:00pm – 3:00am; Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – 2:00am.
- Investigate service requests relating to ‘statutory nuisance’ including; but not limited to, noise, air quality, dust, smoke, light pollution and fumes.
- Discharge the Pollution Team’s duties under the Licensing Act 2003 as a responsible authority.
- Regulate the environmental impact of the construction industry.
- Investigation of service requests relating to rubbish accumulations including hazardous materials in commercial areas. Investigation of service requests relating to pest and vermin control in the commercial sector. Investigation of service requests relating to faulty drainage in the commercial sector.
- Maintain and extend an excellent and up to date knowledge of Environmental Health/Pollution legislation, best practice, competency and skill ensuring that staff are acquainted with them to facilitate a continually improving service that meets stakeholder needs.
- Provide high quality, timely and accurate professional advice, guidance and information about all aspects of pollution, to customers, colleagues, members of the public, Members of the Council, solicitors, and other professionals in a format that is understandable and appropriate.
- Properly manage evidence, records and data to ensure that confidentiality, continuity, integrity, data quality, data protection and requests for information requirements are observed.
- Deliver a wide range of services in accordance with legislation, codes of practice, corporate policies, local policies, guidance and good professional practice. This includes, but is not limited to; inspections, projects, surveys, alternative enforcement activities, publicity, attending meetings, processing applications, visits, investigating complaints and service requests, sampling, monitoring, gathering evidence, carrying out PACE interviews, taking statements and appropriate/proportionate action.
- Undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action, in accordance with best practice advice, guidance and enforcement policies and to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizing property, works in default, preparing and serving statutory and fixed penalty notices and other legal documents, commensurate with the grade and post.
- Prepare reports and evidence for legal proceedings at Court, Tribunal, Committee hearings and other bodies and give evidence as a witness at Court, Tribunal and/or other statutory body as required.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Extensive knowledge and experience of responding to statutory nuisance complaints under Environmental Protection 1990 and dealing with construction sites under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 is essential for this role.
- Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- Ability and experience to regulate the environmental impact of the construction industry.
- Excellent communication and customer care skills.
- Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work well as part of a team and on own initiative is essential.
- Well organised and able to work flexibly.
- Good interpersonal and organisational essential.
- Able to work a 7 day week shift pattern consisting of day shifts and out of hours shifts from Thursday to Sunday.
- Full UK driving licence must be held.
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- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
- 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.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Full Driving licence.
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- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Environmental Health Technician - Noise & Nuisance
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