Pollution Environmental Health Officer

Job Details

Role Purpose:
 To take the lead and personal responsibility for effective investigation and resolution of casework across the full range of Pollution Environmental Health functions.
 Pollution services incorporate noise and statutory nuisances including but not limited to construction/licensed premise/people noise, planning applications and contaminated land.
 Carrying out routine or unplanned visits and inspections to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
 Understand complaints, investigate, negotiate and mediate between parties where possible to achieve positive outcome.
 Advise and respond to planning applications and desk search enquiries including contaminated land.
 Responsible for developing and delivering special projects, policy, research on areas of expertise and/or functional activity within the service.
 Identify learning from external sources to continuously improve service delivery.

Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:

Determine the most appropriate intervention to be taken to resolve a request for assistance, whether this be informal or initiating legal proceedings involving the preparation and giving evidence in court.
 To keep abreast of all relevant new and draft legislation, advice and other developments relevant to the post.
 Responsibility for the timely investigation of service requests, including programmed inspections and use of appropriate interventions in line with the Camden Plan priorities and enforcement policies.
 To be self-directing and to take responsibility for their own learning and development and be confident to identify opportunities for innovation to improve the service in terms of creating and improving policies and procedures, particularly through the evaluation and review of case work performance and customer feedback.
 To lead on the identification, design and delivery of projects that improve the services response to reducing risks and impact of noncompliance with legislation on the community.
 To manage a caseload with competing priorities.

Technical Knowledge and Experience:
 Essential: hold a BSc/MSc or Diploma in Environmental Health and hold the EHRB Certificate/Diploma in Environmental Health.
 Essential: hold competency in noise and statutory nuisances and/or competency in contaminated land with experience of delivery and training for role requirements.
 Essential: hold a Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement or equivalent or be willing to complete the course and and attain accreditation whilst working.
 Desirable: hold a Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.
 Have a detailed knowledge of the legislative framework relevant to the team and experience in its application to casework in order to:
o Identify and secure innovative interventions in the investigation of complaints and other enquiries.
o Prepare and write clear reports, specifications and other documentation relevant to legislation and service of notices.
o Effectively monitor the progress of works/actions required by informal/formal action.
o Report and recommend enforcement action for failure to comply with requirements of legislation and statutory notices.
o Attend court, prepare and give evidence as required; and participate in PACE interviews.