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Regulatory Unit Practitioner

Milton Keynes City Council
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£38,296 - £42,503
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Environmental Protection
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Regulatory Unit Practitioner

Salary: £38,296 - £42,503

Job Reference: mkc/TP/238/751

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 37

Closing Date: 28 March, 2023

Job Introduction

Our Environmental Protection and Noise Team has a new full-time role for someone with a keen interest in investigative work who wishes to work as part of a small and dedicated team.

As a Regulatory Unit Practitioner, you’ll be responsible for investigating statutory environmental health nuisances including pollution incidents, noise, air quality, private water supplies and contaminated land.

Main Responsibility

To deliver a full range of environmental protection and noise officer duties including, but not limited to:

  • To investigate and manage a caseload of ‘statutory nuisances’ associated with noise, light and odour
  • To ensure the impact of nuisances is controlled using negotiation and appropriate enforcement powers when required
  • Be able to assess domestic and commercial noise sources with regard to current guidance contained in BS4142, and BS 8233
  • Investigate complaints of noise, dust and vibration from construction sites and be familiar with Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Be able to install noise monitoring equipment in residential properties and be able to download and interpret the results
  • Investigate Pollution, Environmental & Emergency Incidents supporting our emergency planning colleagues and external organisations
  • Respond to Planning and Licensing Consultations as a consultee

The Ideal Candidate

  • Professional qualification or equivalent demonstrable knowledge in relevant specialist areas
  • Experience in regulating environmental protection and noise matters
  • Knowledge of all relevant legislation and codes of practice
  • A team player who can work collaboratively to achieve shared goals and meet deadlines

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes City Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%.
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years. (From April 2023 this will increase to 28, and 32 days after 5 years)
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme.
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Health Cashplan.
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • Blue Light Card - Employees working within Social Care can qualify for a range of discounts from national retailers to local businesses in a wide range of categories including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more!
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles).
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs).
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements.
  • Childcare Subsidy.

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes City Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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