Environmental Protection Officer

Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
10 Jun 2019
Ref
BF6545
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Ref:BF6545

 

Our client in West Yorkshire is looking to appoint an officer to start asap undertake and manage complex investigations in the field of commercial noise nuisance, planning applications and planning consultations.

 

 

Main duties

 

· To undertake acoustic assessments and noise surveys with reference to relevant British and

Industry Standards. Authoring expert acoustic reports for the purpose of providing evidence in support of criminal and civil proceedings.

 

· To act as a profession and expert witness in the field of acoustics and noise nuisance

 

· To review and critically assess third party acoustic reports and assessments

 

· To represent the Council’s noise nuisance team in licensing hearings, commenting on licensing applications and bringing forth licensing reviews with respect to the licensing objective of ‘prevention of public nuisance’.

 

Key Accountabilities 

 

1. Work within and contribute to the Noise and Nuisance/Response team’s advisory and front-line enforcement duties aligned with the Council’s strategic plans, vision, objectives and service delivery standards.

 

2. Prepare relevant legal documentation for presentation at the relevant Court (e.g civil, criminal) or tribunal or hearing, including the licensing sub-committees.

 

 

3. Undertake and self-manage within delegated parameters and authority lead responsibility for specific areas of service delivery in noise nuisance and acoustics.

 

 

Essential knowledge and skills

 

 

1. Ability and application to acquire the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills sufficient to effectively carry out duties commensurate with the post.

2. The ability to undertake work programmes and meet targets.

3. Ability to work in partnership with others and achieve shared outcomes

4. Ability to undertake in situ risk assessments on personal safety.

5. Ability to manage casework.

6. Good interpersonal skills are relevant to duties.

7. Good negotiating and influencing skills

8. A creative and practical approach to problem-solving

9. Practical and theoretical knowledge and skills are sufficient to effectively carry out the duties within the Noise and Nuisance/Response Team within Regulatory Services.

10. Ability to prepare and quality check letters, reports and service related legal documents.

 

Education

 

· A minimum of 5 GCSE “O” level qualifications or equivalent ( to include Maths and

 English), and a minimum of 2 “ A” level qualifications or equivalent.

· Post graduate diploma in the acoustics of equivalent qualification

· Full, valid, UK driving license

· Significant experience of working in a customer focused service

· Significant experience in criminal and civil enforcement

· Significant experience in authoring witness statements, legal files and expert acoustic reports.

· Significant experience in undertaking and managing complex and technical investigations and problem solving

· Experience in undertaking technical appraisals of acoustic reports and assessments

· Experience undertaking environmental noise surveys and assessments

· Experience presenting complex acoustic evidence in court and public hearings acting as an expert witness.

 

Desirable

 

- Private sector housing experience, dealing with Empty Properties.

 

To register your interest please email info@buckinghamfutures.com or call us on 020 8732 5450.

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