Public Protection Officer – Specialist Technical
NB18/04 - Public Protection Officer – Specialist Technical
Grade 9 scp 29-31, £24,550 per annum
37 hours per week, Permanent
An opportunity has arisen for a Public Protection Officer (Specialist Technical) in Regulatory Services based in Shrewsbury. This key service area delivers Environmental Health, Pest Control and Ecology functions.
The role is based in the Environmental Protection Team and will be working alongside other technical and professional level officers delivering environmental protection regulatory functions focussed on industrial and commercial premises. The activities carried out will consist of reactive work dealing with service requests from customers concerning complaints about matters such as noise, dust, odour, and air pollution. It will also involve proactive inspections of businesses to audit their environmental and safety performance specifically concentrating on Petroleum Storage Certification and Environmental Permits under the Pollution Prevention and Control Environmental Permitting regime.
The work will involve support of businesses through advice and guidance but also where appropriate using formal regulatory approaches such as the service of legal notices and prosecution if legislatory requirements have been breached. The exact mix of work to be undertaken will depend on the skills, abilities and experience of the successful applicant.
Our mission is “To deliver Regulatory Services that promote and protect people, our environment and our economy” and our Service vision is “To work in partnership to deliver excellent Regulatory Services which are valued for their positive impact.” Regulatory Services works towards three outcomes in order to support Shropshire Council’s key outcomes:
OUTCOME 1: PEOPLE: Protecting and improving health, wellbeing and safety and enabling communities to be resilient;
OUTCOME 2: ENVIRONMENT: Creating cleaner, safer, healthier and sustainable environments; and
OUTCOME 3: ECONOMY: Supporting economic growth ‘protect people and the environment; supporting business and growth’.
The service has been designed to ensure a greater focus on prevention, early intervention and intelligence-led actions to tackle the underlying causes of problems and issues before they reach crisis point.
An understanding and commitment to customer care and safety is essential, you must be willing to work co-operatively with others as you will be joining a team working environment. In return, you will be offered flexible hours and a positive working environment.
If you would like an informal discussion about the position please telephone Kieron Smith on 01743 251735.