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Senior Scientific Officer (Pollution)

Buckingham Futures
London (North), London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Environmental Protection
Senior / Principal
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Our Client in North London is looking for a Senior Environmental Health officer / Scientific Officer to look at noise issues, contaminated land, air quality and planning.


  1. To provide technical professional enforcement services to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, businesses, visitors and employees; working with businesses to help them comply with their legal duties. Providing assistance, advice and using 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. Providing high quality, timely and accurate professional/technical advice, guidance and information about any work matter, to customers, colleagues, members of the public, Elected Members (Councillors), Senior Managers, solicitors, architects, surveyors and other professionals in a clear format that is understandable and appropriate. Delivering, as directed, a range of services in accordance with legislation, codes of practice, corporate policies, local systems, policies and guidance and good professional practice. Range of activities for officers will include but is not limited to: inspections, projects, audits/surveys, alternative enforcement activities, publicity, other meetings, processing applications, visits, investigating complaints and service requests, monitoring, gathering evidence, carrying out PACE interviews if appropriate, taking statements, preparing reports and briefing notes for managers and determining appropriate action. Inspect the district to which you are assigned to keep informed of the regulatory circumstances therein; analysis of complex areas of work, problem solve, make complex decisions and take appropriate action and liaise with the officers in the team (and other teams) as necessary. To undertake research or surveys related to the work of the Section and provided support in specialist work areas, relating to air quality, air pollution and acoustic, scheduled B LAPPC processes and contaminated land. Properly handling evidence, records and data to ensure that confidentiality, continuity, evidence integrity, data quality, data protection and requirements for team intel are observed. Undertake intelligence led enforcement activities. Minimising any adverse impact on businesses, consumers, residents or others who might be affected by any enforcement or regulatory action taken. Appearing and giving evidence as a witness at Court, Tribunal or other Statutory Hearing. Undertaking consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action, in accordance with best practice advice and guidance and enforcement policies, to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizing goods, prohibitions, closures, preparing and serving statutory and fixed penalty or other penalty, information or improvement notices, warrants, simple cautions, prosecution and other legal documents. Make arrangements to plan and undertake agreed work programmed in liaison with the Team Leader(s) in accordance with the service standards and quality criteria set by the service. To execute a personal caseload related to the professional work of the service to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction by recording details of all visits and action taken. In accordance with service policies, standards and procedures and maintain statutory records. Update and review the service database as often as required up to completion. Support and offer technical advice in a specialist area of work to other officers, students, staff or contractors as directed. To scrutinise, process and comment on applications, plans, reports, schemes or other submissions for environmental guidance or clearance as directed by the Team Leader/Service Manager. Undertake health education and health promotion in relation to the relevant work areas as directed. Install and/ or operate equipment provided in relevant work areas to record or monitor safety and environmental conditions as appropriate. Assist with practical training of students, apprentices and other staff as required from time to time in the relevant work area as directed. To undertake out of hour’s work as and when required. To be involved, as appropriate in the event of emergency situations occurring


  1. Successful completion (or imminent completion) of an Environmental Health degree or postgraduate MSc course, accredited by the CIEH in Environmental Health  And / Or Demonstrable professional experience in the relevant specialism and a degree or vocational qualification related to pollution control. Good/expert working knowledge of the ‘team specific’ relevant laws, powers, codes of practice, guidance, 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 Competent user of Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to accurately record data using specialist data management systems Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post


  1. Fully qualified EHORB registered and eligible for Corporate Membership of the CIEH (EHO) Experience of taking enforcement action. Ability to accurately draft legal documents

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Company info
020 8125 4321
7, Darlingtons House
4 Spring Villa Rd
Greater London
United Kingdom

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