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Enforcement Officer

Employer
Harrow Council
Location
London
Salary
£29,223 - £43,173
Closing date
17 Jul 2022
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Enforcement Officer

Job ID   2022-1573

Directorate   Place

Job Category   Environment & Culture

Location   UK-Middlesex-Harrow

Position Type   Permanent

Full/Part time   Full Time

Hours per week   36

Salary   £29,223 - £43,173

Closing Date   17/07/2022

Overview

The Place Directorate at Harrow Council are seeking a food safety competent Environmental Health Officer /  Enforcement Officer to join their Licensing & Enforcement Team, working flexibly from the new Hub Office in Wealdstone.

The post holder will be responsible for a range of enforcement and monitoring tasks in commercial settings and will be expected to represent the Council as a duly authorised enforcement officer providing professional advice and responding to varied incidents and complaints. The post holder will also be responsible for building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, find innovative solutions to problems and influencing stakeholders to adopt best practice approaches to meet best practice outcomes.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

Grade 7

  • To demonstrate a commitment to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and the ability to understand and implement the policy in relation to the job responsibilities.
  • A working and up to date knowledge of relevant health, safety and welfare legislation and approved codes of practice in accordance with the level of the post.
  • Knowledge of the application of legislation, policy and practice within one or more of the disciplines including environmental health and public health disciplines.
  • Evidence of understanding of professional practice and procedure in terms of environmental, housing, animal welfare, licensing, public health and health protection.
  • Experience of working in any of the disciplines, or closely related disciplines
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders from public, private and third sector organisations

Grade 8

  • Professional and nationally recognised qualification in one or more of the disciplines, and to be working towards completing and remaining up to date with all relevant RDNA or similar/superseding professional training modules
  • Possession of a full current driving licence
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and the ability to understand and implement the policy in relation to the job responsibilities
  • A working and up to date knowledge of relevant health, safety and welfare legislation and approved codes of practice in accordance with the level of the post
  • Direct evidence of the application of legislation, policy and practice within one or more of the disciplines including environmental health and public health disciplines.
  • Evidence of understanding and significant knowledge of professional practice and procedure in terms of environmental, housing, animal welfare, licensing, public health and health protection.
  • Understanding of the political context and environmental health and regulatory enforcement of Local Government
  • Experience of working in any of the disciplines, or closely related disciplines, and direct evidence of working in any one of the disciplines
  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders from public, private and third sector organisations

Grade 9

  • Postgraduate or equivalent qualification in a specialist discipline, to undertake and manage the lead role within the areas covered by the Team or a Qualified Environmental Health Officer
  • Possession of a full current driving licence
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a demanding and pressurised environment independently and as part of a team
  • High standard of written and verbal presentational and communication skills
  • Competent in the use of standard computer systems and technical databases
  • Clear and robust understanding of the technical, scientific and legal aspects of disciplines to ensure successful and robust interpretation and solutions
  • Must have a clear understanding of the diverse nature of Harrow’s communities and the implications for services delivered to residents and service users
  • Inclusive team worker who can foster partnerships, work collaboratively across teams to achieve desired performance and outcomes
  • Ability to carry out duties outside normal working hours as may be necessary including response to emergency situations and the out of hours services
  • To take part in any out of hours environmental health rota and to take a lead role during a shift (subject to meeting relevant competency levels in areas covered)

Grade 10 (in addition to G7 to G9 requirements)

  • Postgraduate or equivalent qualification in a specialist discipline, to undertake and manage the lead role within the areas covered by the Team or a Qualified Environmental Health Officer
  • Meet the competency requirements of the CIEH (CPD), RDNA, FSA and HSE to ensure competency to practice at the appropriate level for food safety, food standards and health & safety
  • Possession of a full current driving licence
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a demanding and pressurised environment independently and as part of a team
  • High standard of written and verbal presentational and communication skills
  • Competent in the use of standard computer systems and technical databases
  • Clear and robust understanding of the technical, scientific and legal aspects of disciplines to ensure successful and robust interpretation and solutions
  • Must have a clear understanding of the diverse nature of Harrow’s communities and the implications for services delivered to residents and service users
  • Inclusive team worker who can foster partnerships, work collaboratively across teams to achieve desired performance and outcomes
  • Ability to carry out duties outside normal working hours as may be necessary including response to emergency situations and the out of hours services
  • To take part in any out of hours environmental health rota and to take a lead role during a shift (subject to meeting relevant competency levels in areas covered)

Related Documents

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit with a range of cultures, religions and opinions that come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

Other information

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

Our behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Company

At Harrow, we know what an invaluable role our environmental health team play in making the borough a better place to live and work. That's why we welcome the Government's recent decision to grant key worker status* to Environmental Health Practitioners.

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