Air Quality Officer
LONDON BOROUGH OF WALTHAM FOREST
SELECTIVE LICENSING & REGULATION
AIR QUALITY OFFICER
£36,628 - £39,286* [*includes £4000 market supplement]
Full time, Permanent
36 hours per week
Location: The Magistrates Building, 1 Farnan Avenue, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4NX
You will lead on the full range of air quality issues, providing expert advice and guidance throughout our organisation, including comments on planning applications, the implementation of the Environment Act 1995 & the Pollution Prevention & Control legislation. You will get involved in specific projects both individually and as part of a team.
Good communication and ICT skills are crucial to success in this role, along with experience of advising colleagues, organisations and the public on air quality issues.
You should have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science-based subject.
Air quality has a high profile in Waltham Forest. The borough is committed to improving the air quality experienced by its residents. It is one of three outer London Boroughs that obtained Transport for London funding for a ‘mini-Holland’ scheme, an ambitious scheme to shape its streets and to encourage a modal shift towards more sustainable travel choices. We have recently completed our consultation relating to our Air Quality Action Plan and a key part of this role will be in ensuring that we deliver on our identified improvement measures.
We are looking for a motivated and dedicated officer with a demonstrable commitment to top quality regulatory services, with relevant qualifications and/or experience
About Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.
Join our plans for growth
We have a hugely ambitious growth agenda and pride ourselves on being forward thinking and an organisation that sets high expectations. We are working with partners to secure investment in making our borough a better place, are progressing with plans to build 12,000 new homes by 2020, and have an ambitious £5million digital programme, with more investment to come.
Be part of the vision
Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where three key priorities will underpin our ‘Creating Futures’ strategy:
- Keep Waltham Forest clean and safe
- Ensure a decent roof over residents’ heads
- Improve residents’ life chances.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
Closing date: 24 April 2018