Environmental Health Officer – Pollution Control
Environmental Health Officer – Pollution Control – 3 Year FTC
£46,310 - £52,780 per annum inclusive
Help us secure a healthy environment for the Square Mile.
Maintaining and enhancing the City of London’s environment is both a pleasure and a challenge. Home to a range of tourist attractions such as St Pauls Cathedral and the Monument, the City welcomes millions of visitors each year. Furthermore, this densely populated area is the economic hub of the UK, with hundreds of thousands of workers flooding the streets every day, while the scale of development results in a level of construction activity that is immense both above and below ground. Balancing the needs of everyone in the area, it is therefore up to the City of London Corporation to secure the ongoing success and wellbeing of our communities by implementing stringent environmental health controls – and that’s where you come in.
Joining us as an Environmental Health Officer with a focus on Pollution Control, you will provide a high-quality service, taking on an interesting caseload of proactive and responsive activities. Managing a demanding series of tasks, your working day might take you from assessing applications for out-of-hours noisy construction works, section 61 applications, giving evidence at Planning or Licensing Committee’s, to investigating complaints about construction sites or licensed premises. Entrusted to make enforcement decisions ranging from drafting warning letters to serving notices and halting construction processes which do not meet your meticulous standards, you will enjoy a great deal of responsibility in this multi-faceted role.
Taking responsibility for a challenging workload and the resulting outcomes, this is a technically detailed position in which your decisions will directly impact on the safety and wellbeing of the City’s residents, workers and visitors. As such, you will have the communication prowess required to share your knowledge, and to explain your findings both verbally and in writing to all levels from Directors to construction site managers. You will therefore need extensive knowledge of all current relevant legislation, gained in an environmental health (pollution control) role. You will also need a good knowledge of noise control, including construction, licensed premises, plant and ventilation systems, with specific reference to minimising environmental impacts from construction sites and infrastructure projects. With the confidence to respond to planning and licensing applications and serve enforcement notices, your experience will be cemented by your registration with EHORB and a relevant environmental health qualification.
The immense success of this vibrant area is a team effort. We work collaboratively to make the best use of resources, supporting other departments in their activities as we strive to produce consistently fantastic results for our local people. If that’s an environment that you think you could flourish in, we’d love to discuss how we can work together to support the ongoing success of the City of London.
This is a 3 year fixed term post with the significant potential for extension.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachel Pye on 020 7332 3313.
Closing date for applications: 26 February 2018 at 12 noon.
Interviews scheduled for Thursday 15 March 2018
To apply online, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number MCP132. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.
The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the Community.