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Senior Scientific Officer

London Borough of Barnet
£39,951 - £44,019
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Job Details


Senior Scientific Officer

Job Identification: 35

Location: 2 Bristol Avenue, London, NW9 4EW, GB / (Hybrid)

Job type: Full time

Hours per week: 36

Salary: £39,951 - £44,019

About Barnet Council

Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better. As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values: Learning to Improve, Caring, Inclusive, Collaborative – which drive everything we do.

About the role

You will provide technical professional enforcement services to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, businesses, visitors and employees in Barnet; working with businesses to help them comply with their legal duties. Working to improve the environment and understanding of air quality, contaminated land and environmental legislation.

You will provide assistance, advice and use available statutory powers to carry out all manners of enforcement to keep people safe and to maintain professional and legal standards. Achieving your full potential in delivering high quality services ensuring that the Council discharges their statutory obligations.

About you

  • Successful completion (or imminent completion) of an Environmental Health degree or postgraduate MSc course.
  • Demonstrable professional experience in the relevant specialism and a degree or vocational qualification related to pollution control.
  • Good/expert working knowledge of environmental laws, powers, codes of practice, guidance, and policies to deliver on the team’s statutory duties and support the council’s priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with a wide range of contacts and to deal with difficult or complex issues.

Please click here to download the Job description for this role.

What we offer

  • 31 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, which provides a valuable guaranteed income in your retirement together with security for your dependents.
  • Work-life balance options may include hybrid working, flexitime, job share, home working, or part-time.
  • A vast range of lifestyle discounts from major retailers, supermarkets, energy suppliers and more.
  • Broad range of payroll benefits including cycle to work, eye care vouchers, travel and gym membership.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Employee well- being training programs including confidential employee assistance.

How to apply

Read the job description and person specification before clicking ‘Apply’ to commence the online application form. If you would like any further information about the role before applying, please contact Jas Lally Interim Head of Consumer and Public Protection

Barnet Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. For further information, please read our equality statement.

Barnet Council embraces all forms of flexible working (including part-time, compressed hours, and remote working) and is committed to offering employees a healthy work-life balance. Candidates are encouraged to talk about relevant requirements and preferences at the interview. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Barnet Council is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process. We support the access to work scheme.

All posts with the council are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.

Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts, we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date: 17.00, 7 June 2024.












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