Environmental Health Technician x2 – Noise & Nuisance Team

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Environmental Health Technician x2 - Noise & Nuisance Team
Contract / Temporary

Merton 5247222

Posted: 4th April 2024 16:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £27.90 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Friday – Sunday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 9 months


    SW18 2PU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Environmental Health Technician x2 - Noise & Nuisance Team

Reference no: Merton 5247222

Pay Rate: £27.90 per hour PAYE

35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 9 months


Week day office hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7pm - 2am

Friday: 8pm - 3am

Saturday: 1pm - 3am

Sunday: 9am - 4pm & 7pm - 2am

You will be expected to investigate noise complaints and report back to senior officers so that decisions can be made by senior officers regarding taking any formal action. You will also investigate other complaints such as those relating to bonfires and light pollution. The officer will be expected to work a 7 week shift pattern consisting of day shifts and out of hours shifts from Thursday to Sunday.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer the duties of the Regulatory Services Partnership, including the provision of services in accordance with legislation, codes of practice, corporate policies, local policies and 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, serving statutory notices, taking legal proceedings including giving evidence and attending magistrates courts to obtain warrants.
  • Lead on key projects on behalf of the Noise & Nuisance Manager and/or wider Regulatory Services Partnership management team.
  • Contribute to meeting the service priorities, deliver against performance targets and outcome measures, monitor their own performance and those of less experienced officers, providing regular reports on progress to their line manager and ensuring that objectives are met within agreed timescales
  • Deliver an outstanding, continually improving and customer focussed service, identifying improvements within their role which could enhance customer experience
  • Lead, mentor and supervise new staff, less experienced officers and contractors within their service area
  • Work a shift pattern which covers the service requirements of the Wandsworth ‘Noiseline’ service which aligns with Merton’s Band A Shift Allowance
  • Maintain a high level of technical and legislative knowledge in the area of noise and nuisance, providing legislative updates and cascading information to colleagues.
  • Take the lead on formal action such as the service of statutory notices and giving evidence in a magistrate’s court
  • Share best practice, development of ideas, be able to advise on new and emerging issues impacting on the service.
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of annual work and/or service programmes

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Specialist training, experience, or a qualification, relating to Environmental Healthor equivalent
  • Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board or equivalent
  • Full UK driving licence and will drive a council car as part of the role. They are not expected to supply their own vehicle.


  • Knowledge in Environmental Protection or Noise and statutory nuisance
  • Knowledge and understanding of the scope and role of regulatory codes of practice, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
  • 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.


  • Previous experience in Environmental Health
  • Experience of using standard IT packages and ability to support others in their day to day use.
  • Experience in successfully managing own workload and supporting others in an environment where deadlines and priorities frequently change and are often conflicting.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and customer care skills, the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • The skills to contribute to departmental projects / objectives
  • Good oral, written and presentation skills to provide clear and concise messages in a variety of internal and external contexts.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be able to deal confidently, calmly and sensitively with colleagues. Council, Members, the public and contractors.
  • The ability to meet and monitor their work objectives


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Environmental Health Technician x2 - Noise & Nuisance Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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