Enforcement Officer (Environmental Health)

£37,116 to £40,164
18 Sep 2017
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Enforcement Officer (Environmental Health)

Department: Customer Fulfilment – Regulatory Services  

Location: Aylesbury

Salary Details: £37,116 to £40,164


About The Role                            

As an ambitious, visionary and entrepreneurial council we are looking for a qualified Environmental Health professional to join our established and friendly team.  You should be an innovative thinker, willing to challenge the norm and be open to change.

You will have a Level 6 qualification in Environmental Health and hold a registration with the EHRB.  You must also meet the current Food Standards Agency requirements to undertake food enforcement activities.

Working as part of a small team of multi-disciplinary environmental health and planning enforcement officers you will cover a broad range of environmental health functions within an area covering half of Aylesbury Vale. This role is suited to someone who will enjoy the variety of work and challenge that a generalist role provides.

The ideal candidate will be a strong team player who possesses excellent communication and negotiation skills. A high level of responsibility will be reflected by your ability to work independently and to manage a complex case load,  regularly reviewing and prioritising as necessary. You will be an effective problem solver, able to make decisions and see them through to delivery.

In return we offer a flexible working environment and further development opportunities to extend your existing skill set (training will be provided to support development where applicants have previously worked in a specialist role).

The Organisation

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) spans the northern half of Buckinghamshire and our offices are located in Aylesbury about 40 miles north west of London with direct rail links in to Marylebone.

AVDC covers the second largest local authority geographic area in England and has one of the highest housing growth rates in the UK, being located just outside the green belt.  Our Local Plan is scheduled for approval by Council this summer and makes provision for over 30,000 additional houses in the Vale.  On top of the opportunities that this growth represents we also have a number of challenging and interesting national infrastructure projects on our doorstep:

  • We are located in the East-West Oxford Cambridge growth corridor with the new Oxford Cambridge rail link passing through our area.
  • We have one of the longest stretches of the HS2 High Speed rail link passing through the Vale with all the challenges and opportunities that presents
  • Aylesbury has been nominated for Garden City status and planning for that development is currently underway.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lindsey Vallis, Group Manager for Regulatory Services via recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

About You

Customer focus & insight – You will ensure that our customers are the driving force behind everything that we do by having a strong commercial focus.  You will provide excellent customer service, delivering value to all our customers.

Delivering results – You will be accountable and aware of what our customers need.  At every opportunity you will look for ways to continually improve the service provided to our customers, working within financial constraints.

Maximising personal potential – You are constantly looking to develop and challenge yourself, maximising  your personal potential and that of others. You will create opportunities and act with integrity to empower  yourself and others, to be the best they can be. 

Building effective relationships – You will collaborate and build valuable relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the success of AVDC, by actively listening and communicating clearly with everyone you interact with. 

Innovating and adapting to change – You are forward thinking and solution focused,  you are confident  working  with others to create, develop and implement new ideas.

About Us

AVDC is at the forefront of changing the way that local authorities work in the future. We have adopted a more commercial approach where we strive to generate income streams and find more cost effective ways of operating.

Our vision is to secure the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the area. Our aim is to create more business opportunities, so that ultimately we can ‘give back’ to the community. We already have success in providing extra home and garden services for sale to residents under the Limecart brand, and the business support services we offer under the Incgen brand.

We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic, family friendly place to work. We promote flexible working with many opportunities for learning and development, along with an attractive benefits package. We have a state of the art head office at The Gateway, with easy access and free parking.

As an ambitious council with a strong culture based on clearly defined values, underpinned by a Commercial Behavioural Framework, we are looking for enthusiastic, commercially minded, motivated people to be part of our team.

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