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Environment Health Officer

  • Location

    Wembley, London

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  • Salary:

    £21.78 - £22.86 per hour

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Our client is seeking a Environment Health Officer on an initial 3 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

36 Hours per week

Pay Rate:

£21.78 p/h

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 wellbeing and economic prosperity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To support the Council's image, reputation, employee code of conduct and objectives.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To scrutinise customer statutory applications, notifications, consultations, schemes, licences, registrations and make executive decisions using any powers that have been delegated to you.
  5. 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.
  6. To prepare, interpret and present literate, numerate, accurate, understandable and timely reports, documents, spreadsheets, 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To prepare cases and evidence for legal proceedings, to institute legal proceedings. To appear and give expert evidence at Court, Tribunal or other statutory Hearing.


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