Environmental Enforcement Officer

South London
04 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref: BF4061


Working on behalf of a Local Authority in South London, Buckingham Futures has an excellent opportunity for an Environmental Enforcement Officer to carry out environmental enforcement activity across the borough including (but not limited to), fly-tipping, littering, dog fouling, unlicensed street trading, commercial waste enforcement, enforcement of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO).


The post-holder will be required to utilise the relevant statutory provisions to respond to a wide range of offending behaviour; working closely with other teams within Community Safety and the council in order to achieve the council’s objectives.



Key Unit Accountabilities

  • Utilise Council powers outlined within the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, London Local Authorities Act 1990, Highways Act 1980 and Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to resolve environmental crime issues at on behalf of citizens and local communities.


  • Work in partnership with internal departments, partner agencies and statutory bodies to deliver high profile enforcement and regulatory services; which challenge, deter and prevent various forms environmental crime


  • Investigate environmental crime on behalf of citizens and other stakeholders and utilise the full range of statutory powers to take robust enforcement action to tackle recurrent offending behaviour.


  • Ensure that performance targets are achieved in respect of case management and enforcement activity and develop a customer satisfaction based approach towards problem solving


  • Participate in appropriate research and development activities as directed by the Community Safety Area Manager


  • Produce high quality prosecution statements, case files, statutory notices, warning letters and educational material to support Council action to tackle offending behaviour.


  • Produce high quality prosecution statements, case files, statutory notices, warning letters and educational material to support Council action to tackle offending behaviour.


  • Act as a professional witness in support of any legal action taken by the Council to address offending behaviour or non-compliance with statutory regulations.


  • Deliver effective street market support services on behalf of licensed street market traders and take the appropriate enforcement action to tackle instances of unlicensed street trading.


Essential Knowledge / experience


  • Knowledge of relevant current issues affecting community safety and local government in London.


  • At least one year experience in a similar front-line environmental enforcement, Consumer Protection or regulatory enforcement role.


  • Knowledge of the relevant legislative framework, including working knowledge of the provisions outlined within the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, and the Environmental Protection Act 1990.


  • Sound working knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Criminal Procedure & Investigations Act 1996 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.


Rates will be competitive and will reflect your experience and qualifications.



If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications for these roles and feel you match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email info@buckinghamfutures.com.


Thank you for your interest in our role. Buckingham Futures endeavours to respond to all applications; however, due to the volume of CVs received, this may not always be possible.

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