Senior Public Protection Officer Lead for Acoustics and Statutory Nuisance

£40,869 - £44,790
16 Feb 2021
07 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Public Protection Officer Lead for Acoustics and Statutory Nuisance

G8 salary

£40,869 - £44,790

At the London Borough of Havering’s Public Protection Service everyone feels included and empowered to take the service forward to provide a better environment for our residents and businesses. Staff have opportunities for training and development and progression. We have a “can do” attitude and believe in developing and empowering staff. The service is high profile and well respected within the council. We cover all aspects of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing and also routinely   work   with internal and external partners.

In this role you will be the Lead officer primarily for statutory nuisance and acoustics, with air quality and contaminated land also part of the team’s remit. You will be the “go to” person for statutory nuisance and acoustics,   with several Public Protection Officers in the Team who will look to you as the lead officer for guidance and advice. Part of the role is dealing directly with Councillors and senior managers and other internal and external stakeholders. The work will cover though not exclusively

  • Noise/ acoustics
  • statutory nuisance  
  • licensing and Planning consultations
  • air quality
  • contaminated land
  • Some COVID Compliance (training to be provided) e.g. restaurants, pubs, takeaways.
  • Enforcement including prosecution when necessary, using a proportional approach
  • Leading on projects

About You

You should be educated to degree level or equivalent. You will have relevant experience in noise and environmental protection work either in local government or the private sector. It is desirable that you have the Diploma in Acoustics though for the successful candidate we would provide this training to obtain the diploma.

You must be passionate about delivering a high quality service and care about improving the lives of our residents and business operators, have a positive attitude, vision, and care about the delivery of a great service. In addition you will need to have a high standard of written English and have good verbal communication skills to develop effective working relationships and to influence others.  You will have good knowledge of IT systems such as excel, Microsoft office GIS mapping, Power Point etc. and some project management experience

You may already be working at a senior Public Protection or Environmental Health officer level (or equivalent) or you may now feel ready to make the next step up in career progression. If this sounds like you we would love to have you on board.

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Closing date 07/03/2021.

For an informal friendly chat about the role please contact MarieClaire Irvine, Public Protection Manager on 01708 432649

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