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Regulatory Services Officer

Southend-on-Sea City Council
£41,496 - £47,573
Closing date
19 Oct 2023

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Regulatory Services Officer


£41,496 - £47,573 (depending on experience)

Your new Organisation

Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community.  We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend.  Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.

Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment.  As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities.  The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

Your new role

Southend-on-Sea City Council has a great opportunity for a Regulatory services Officer to join the Regulatory services team on a full time and permanent basis. This role is being offered on a hybrid basis which is a combination of working from home and attending the office.

Although the role may require work across the range of Regulatory Services’ functions, this post will focus on Environmental Protection.  You will undertake complex regulatory services duties including taking lead responsibility for statutory functions involving projects / inspection programmes / major or complex investigations / supervising other staff members / regional coordination work / SBC corporate projects (business partnerships etc) in the area of Environmental Protection and will include knowledge and expertise in relation to statutory nuisance, contaminated land , planning consultation , noise & acoustics, air quality and other associated duties. .  The role contributes to the council's Safe and Well ambition to protect and improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.

You are required to be flexible in respect of out of hours work requirements to ensure the needs of the service.

To request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo Nebechi via email

 What you need to succeed

To be successful previous experience of leading on complex projects principally within the environmental protection discipline is essential for this role. You will have extensive knowledge of dealing with planning consultations, contaminated land, noise, and acoustics. It is essential that you have relevant knowledge and experience in specialist area(s) of environmental protection including the investigation of complex cases and dealing with complex criminal proceeding.

It is vital that you can communicate effectively verbally and in writing as you will be dealing with a variety of stakeholders from different backgrounds and across different levels. It is crucial that you are efficient when dealing with the competing agendas of stakeholders and driven to achieve the best outcome. You need to be proficient with IT, various databases, and monitoring systems. Essentially, you will be a team player with flexibility in respect of out of hours work requirements to ensure the needs of the service and in tune with the values and behaviours expected at SCC.

Candidates will need to have a professional qualification in a relevant area of Regulatory Services eg BSc/MSC in Environmental Health/Environmental Science area or equivalent and be registered / affiliated with a relevant professional body with evidence of CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

What you'll get in return

If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 25 days holiday in a full-time contract (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".

Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.

Southend-on-Sea City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click on "Apply on website"







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