Environmental Protection Officer

Posted 15 January 2024
Salary Up to £40 per hour via Umbrella
Job type Temporary
Discipline Local Government Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

Our client, based in Cumbria, is currently recruiting for an Environmental Protection Technical Assistant on a 3-month temporary contract.

The position is due to start on Monday 29th January 2024 on a full-time basis. The hourly rate is negotiable based on experience for this position, up to £40 per hour via umbrella.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in Environmental Health / Environmental Protection and good IT and customer service skills. All candidates must have experience in using Civica IT system and also have access to their own vehicle.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing efficient and effective support to officers in the investigation and administration of pollution control / public health complaints

  • Dealing with the majority of cases which relate to noise but also odour, smoke, light, filthy premises, accumulations, etc, supporting enforcement action where required to resolve them

  • Responding to queries regarding a range of public health subjects, including but not limited to seagull feeding, waste collection, pest control, burning waste, radon gas, asbestos

  • Providing advice as required on these and other general issues

  • Assisting and supporting the Environmental Protection & Public Health Team Leader in the provision of a service

  • Ensuring the service meets statutory requirements, the policies of the Council and the needs of the community

  • Liaising as required with technical and administrative support staff and maintain appropriate records, statistical returns and management information

  • Supporting officers in collating and distributing information relating to bathing waters in the Borough and in carrying out air pollution and noise monitoring as required

  • Systems: Civica

Experience required:

  • Environmental Protection / Environmental Health

  • Working with customers within local councils and housing

  • Dealing with nuisance complaints

  • Working on Civica IT system

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Letter writing

  • Serving notices

  • Arranging works

  • Negotiations

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working up to 2 days per week

  • Flexible working days

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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