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Team Leader Environmental Enforcement

Barking & Dagenham Council
£44,628 - £47,661
Closing date
29 Sep 2022
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Team Leader Environmental Enforcement  


DIVISION Enforcement Services


SECTION Law and Governance

SALARY MIN £44,628

SALARY MAX £47,661

About this job

The purpose of the job is to provide supervision to the environmental enforcement team that is responsible for a range of enforcement activities. This includes overseeing and undertaking the inspection and monitoring of the borough for all open, public spaces and private land areas to improve the street scene and environment. To deliver robust enforcement including patrols and targeted activity relating to, commercial waste carrying and presentation offences, littering, flytipping, noise, highways enforcement, street trading, fly posting, graffiti, unauthorised advertising, unlawful encampments, abandoned vehicles, eyesore gardens, detrimental land, dog fouling and any other relevant abuse of our open public spaces to improve the appearance of the street environment and to bring about compliance. The post holder will work as part of a management team to plan the deployment of resources and ensure that the borough benefits from excellent and improving standards of specialist services. This will include working with other enforcement agencies and enforcement officers employed in the Enforcement and Community Safety Team as well as internal and external partners. The post holder will ensure that on a daily basis there is good supervision of front-line staff and be responsible for ensuring that work is completed on time and to a safe and acceptable standard. The post holder will work across the council, the local community and the council’s partners in delivering the council’s aims and objectives in relation to street enforcement services meeting both the aspirations of the council and the community and customers which it serves. To work as part of a mobile team on a six-day shift pattern across the Borough as directed. And will be responsible for ensuring that the service is resourced over a seven days per week and have responsibly for leading the councils noise functions, assisting in the teams delivery, investigations and enforcement matters. Re-applying for posts Applicants who have not been shortlisted or who are unsuccessful at interview cannot reapply for the same job if it’s within 6 months of the first advert – for further information please refer to our Jobs and Career Page - ‘Working for us and Information for Applicants’ on our website.

Special requirements for this post

To provide an out of hours response to noise complaints including working late nights and weekends, conducting investigations into alleged breaches of noise nuisance as part of the councils objective in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. To ensure officers identify, investigate and effectively deal with breaches of legislation through appropriate written or verbal advice or warnings, notices, fixed penalty notices and legal action in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Enforcement Strategy. To be responsible for the drafting of legal notices and papers required to support enforcement action, including preparing legal bundles for prosecution and support other officers to do so To provide a response to other environmental nuisances considered anti social. Investigation and control of noise from all sources including domestic, commercial, industrial and entertainment premises undertaking environmental monitoring, enforcement, advisory and informal actions where necessary. Use the Council’s noise prediction and monitoring equipment and other technical equipment relating to noise. Undertake tests and assessments and provide evidence or recommendations with regards to the control of noise. To supervise the enforcement of the Council's nuisance vehicle procedure in accordance with current legislative procedures and agreed policies. Assist in the discharge of the Council's duties in respect of dog control and dog fouling issues as directed by the Lead Officer for Dogs and support other officers to do so Undertake joint work with police and other partners ensuring effective intelligence gathering and planned partnership working. To communicate with statutory organisations and enforcement partners and set up meetings as required in line with this. To effectively contribute to an operational rota, that includes out of hours, weekends and evenings as required. Adhering to dress code by wearing uniform and personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by the council whilst also adhering to risk assessments in relation to high visibility clothing and ensuring that the officers in the team adhere to uniform, PPE and body worn policies as all times.




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