West End, London
£17.72 - £18.60 per hour
3 months ago
Our client is seeking a Noise and Nuisance Officer on an initial 6 month contract with the possibility of an extension.
36 Hours per week
Monday - Friday
To ensure that the impact from noise and nuisance, on residents and others within the Borough, is controlled using appropriate enforcement powers, negotiation and practical knowledge within a 24 hour service operation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To respond to service requests relating primarily to noise and nuisance, but on occasions to pollution, pests, housing defects, health and safety matters, food hygiene, outbreaks of food poisoning, cases of infectious disease, hazardous waste and licensing matters.
* To serve and enforce notices under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974 and other public health legislation to abate noise and nuisance.
* To follow up and make re-visits where informal or formal action has been taken, checking works in progress, ensuring that the necessary works, etc. have been properly executed in accordance with good practice. To identify those cases where notices have not been complied with.
* To attend court to act as a witness in litigation between the Council and others as and when required.
* To advise and comment on Planning and Licence applications.
* To give advice to the general public and commercial undertakings on Environmental Health matters relating to premises in the Borough.
* To undertake pro-active projects and initiatives to reduce noise and nuisance in the Borough.
* To keep abreast of appropriate legal and technical developments in noise and nuisance.
* To keep other relevant colleagues informed of all matters relating to the work within his/her case load.
* To prepare detailed reports relating to case work and wider noise and nuisance issues.
* To deal with correspondence, and maintain daily records of visits and action taken.
* To deal directly and on request with queries, both oral and written, from other departments, and elected Members and the general public, relating to Environmental Health matters.
* To cover the work of other Noise and Nuisance Officers at times of leave, sickness and other absenteeism.
* To carry out such other duties relevant to the post when required by the Team Manager or Director of Environmental Health.
* To work within the Noise and Nuisance Service's 24 hour shift system.
* To enact the Council's cascade system in the event of an emergency.
Skills and Experience:
Essential to have working knowledge of relevant legislation and powers (i.e. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974, Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993).
* Desirable to have experience of investigating noise complaints and taking appropriate follow up action, preferably on a shift work basis.
* Desirable to have experience of using relevant legislation and powers, i.e. service of statutory notices, court proceedings, etc.
* Capable of using noise monitoring equipment (e.g. Sound Level Meters, DAT recorders, etc) and sound insulation testing equipment.
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