Working on behalf of a Local Authority in West London, Buckingham Futures have an excellent opportunity for an Enforcement Officer
Main Duties and Responsibilities
· To detect and examine waste and litter placed unlawfully on the street or on open land, with a view to identifying the person and/or company responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them, and ensuring that the waste and litter is cleared away promptly.
· To detect the incorrect use of waste receptacles, in particular the contamination of recycling receptacles by non-recyclable material, and to ensure the prevention of such behaviour by means of advice, education, or enforcement as appropriate; to promote waste reduction, re-use, and recycling.
· To inspect and report on gullies, litterbins, paladin bins, and skips and to resolve problems encountered.
· To detect graffiti, fly-posting, unauthorised advertising, and sex worker cards with a view to identifying the person and/or company responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them, and removing the graffiti, fly-posting, advertising and sex worker cards either personally or by referring the matter to a suitable contractor.
· To detect obstructions on the highway, whether on the footway or on the carriageway (including obstructions on highways maintainable at private expense), with a view to identifying the person responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them and ensuring the removal of the obstruction.
· To investigate complaints from Councillors, members of the public, local businesses, visitors, and colleagues about any matter that is detrimental to the street scene, and to provide prompt direct feedback to each complainant about the action taken to solve the complaint.
· To monitor the work of the operatives employed by the Council’s contractor for recycling, household and commercial waste collection, and street cleansing etc, and to give instructions, advice, guidance, and oral warnings as may be appropriate in the event of any shortfall against the standards required in the contract and required by the Council’s or the contractor’s Quality Assurance systems.
· Carry out monthly Health, Safety and Welfare inspections of the demised premises in partnership with contract staff to assess compliance with health and safety standards, making recommendations for improvement and detailing any hazards.
· To monitor all the public conveniences operated by the Council, ensuring that they are fully operational and where necessary reporting defects to the appropriate contractor.
· To detect the unlicensed erection of hoardings or scaffolding around building sites, and to detect the unlicensed depositing of skips or builders’ materials on the highway; and to detect any breach of the conditions placed on any licences for such matters; all with a view to identifying the person and company responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them, and ensuring the removal or licensing of any unlicensed objects.
· To detect abandoned vehicles, bicycles, or other objects on the highway and to take such steps as may be necessary in law to ensure that they are removed.
· To detect offences relating to driving or cycling on the footway, taking such enforcement action against them as may be appropriate
· To detect offences relating to dogs, including dog fouling, dogs without leads, and multiple dog-walking, with a view to identifying the dog owner giving such advice, or taking such enforcement action against them as may be appropriate.
· To detect unlawful street trading – including at Notting Hill Carnival, on Portobello and Golborne Markets, and at special events - and to detect any breach of relevant legislation or of the Council’s conditions for trading by a licensed street trader, giving such advice, or taking such enforcement action, as may be appropriate.
· To record such data about the state of the street environment as may be required for the purposes of Best Value Performance Indicators, Fly capture, or other monitoring systems.
· To undertake surveillance of possible offenders; to interview alleged offenders under caution; to make a recommendation about the appropriate level of enforcement (prosecution, service of notice, issue of fixed penalty notice etc); to serve summonses; to attend court and give evidence.
· To note offences in connection with food safety, health and safety at work, trading standards, planning, parking and to report them to appropriate colleagues in the Council.
· To co-operate closely with colleagues in Environmental Health to ensure that premises are kept free of any rats and mice detected in waste storage areas, and to ensure so far as practicable that multi-occupied premises have adequate recycling and waste storage space.
· To work as directed during the Notting Hill Carnival with a view to ensuring public safety and the protection of residents’ amenity.
· To work as directed during any winter or civil emergency to ensure the rapid resumption of normality and the protection of residents, businesses, and visitors.
· To lead or participate in such special projects as may be required relating to the overall objectives of the job.
· To co-operate with and support the Metropolitan Police, PCSOs, Customs and Excise, the VAT and Benefit Fraud Inspectorates, and any other government enforcement agency, in joint operations; to co-operate with and support colleagues in the Highways and Planning Services in service delivery.
· To carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required in connection with the overall objectives of the job.
You will be required to work on an 8hr shift pattern from Tuesday to Saturday each week. It will be a 8hr shift starting no earlier than 3pm and finishing no later than 2am and will have every Sunday and Monday off.
The core of the work will be to focus on unauthorised commercial waste, issuing notices and taking enforcement action where required.
If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org