Specialist Level 1 and Specialist Level 2 (Private Water Supplies)

£27,741 - £30,451 (Level 1) £33,782 - £36,922 (Level 2)
26 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Level 1 and Specialist Level 2 (Private Water Supplies)
Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi-time scheme

Are you motivated to work for an ambitious Organisation, here to empower and inspire our communities to thrive?

Here’s some information about us
We are here to empower and inspire our communities to thrive. Every staff member plays a part in our success and achievement through challenging what we do, how we do it and how we can do it better. Ideas are continuously encouraged, new ways of working are trialled and we apply learning through experience. Through our ‘one team’ approach, we work in an agile way to empower our staff to be able to make decisions that place our customers at the heart of what we do.

We are delivering our innovative and forward thinking Customer Connect Programme which is transforming the way we deliver services by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme is improving services, enabling valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Our new operating model will see traditional roles working very differently. Continued development of our people is central to our success.

We are proud of South Lakeland District and we serve communities across a rural area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and excellent motorway and West Coast Mainline links to the North West, South Lakeland rightly promotes itself as the ‘best place to live, work and explore.’

We Are South Lakeland.

Some details about the role
South Lakeland District Council is seeking to recruit a Level 1 and Level 2 Specialist for Private Water Supplies within the Specialist (Environmental Protection & Licensing) Team.

The posts are based at the Council’s head offices in Kendal. South Lakeland has one of the highest numbers of private water supplies subject to local authority regulation in England and Wales and the successful candidates will work as part of a busy team.

Key duties will include visiting commercial and domestic premises and carrying out risk assessments on private water supplies. This consists of using a template, preparing written reports and carrying out enforcement action to protect public health where required.

The successful candidates will also be required on occasion to take samples of private water supplies for analysis and will be required to obtain and maintain UKAS accreditation to do so.

The successful candidates will have an understanding of the Private Water Supplies regulations and will be expected to keep up to date with any legislative changes and best practice.

What we are looking for in you

The successful candidates will:

  • Possess and maintain a good working knowledge of practices and methodologies within this specialist area
  • Be able to provide advice to colleagues, members, external organisations and the public
  • Have good interpersonal skills and experience of dealing with people in difficult circumstances
  • Be proactive in seeking out new opportunities to work with both partner agencies and local businesses to build on the successful work already undertaken by the team.
  • Have will have good IT skills and preferably have experience of using specialist software such as Civica APP

The successful candidate for the Specialist Level 1 position will, as a minimum, be educated to A level standard/NVQ 3 and ideally will have, or be working towards, a relevant professional qualification.

As a minimum, the successful candidate for the Specialist Level 2 position will be educated to degree level and because of the specific nature of the role you will have a relevant professional qualification.

In addition, the Specialist Level 2 will undertake a range of more complex cases that require specialist understanding of the Private Water Supplies regulations and how they are applied. They must be able to demonstrate and evidence this at both application and interview stage.

What we offer

  • Being part of an innovative, forward thinking, supportive and solutions focused team
  • Smart working – Working in a ways that gets the best outcomes
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement (23 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays (raising to 28 days after 5 years’ service))
  • Flexi time – being able to accrue up to 13 additional flexi days + 5 additional banked flexi days per annum
  • An attractive pension scheme

Would you like to join us, share and develop the experience and above all, make a difference…?
For further information including the Role Profile and details of how to apply, please visit us at https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-council/job-vacancies/ We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form.

Closing date for application: Sunday 15 November 2020
Interviews will be held: Week Commencing Monday 23 November 2020