This is a career graded post with the salary ranging from £20,541 - £30,756 per annum (rising to £31,401 per annum after 5 years continuous service, subject to career progression requirements) plus £857 Inner Fringe Allowance per annum. The initial salary awarded will be dependent on the level of candidate’s experience.
Additional out of hours call-out payment also included.
As an Environment and Neighbourhood Officer, you will be part of a team of officers working in response to a wide range of issues referred to the Council. You will provide a uniformed presence and regularly tour a defined geographical sector of the district. Investigation work will usually relate to (among other things), fly tipping (and related waste issues), noise (including out of hours), licensing enforcement, litter, illegal encampments, dog fouling, and a wide variety of other neighbour nuisance and anti-social behaviour issues.
You will be expected to proactively identify, investigate and resolve neighbourhood problems in your area, managing investigations from the initial response to final resolution, supported by your colleagues.
The post holder will be provided with training and support to achieve accredited person status under the Essex Police Community Safety Accreditation Scheme and become authorised to use the wide range of powers that are available, including issuing Fixed Penalty Notices.
Suitably qualified officers will be required to work unsocial hours on a rota basis to ensure the effective operation of the Council’s out of hours call out, monitoring and enforcement service for noise complaints. The post holder will also be required outside normal office hours to carry out routine inspections, taxi vehicle checks, monitoring and investigation of complaints both on a programmed basis and as part of standby call out duties.
We offer an excellent team working environment with support and training available.
You should have a good level of education or equivalent experience and a willingness to undertake training in relevant areas of law, the use of powers and appropriate procedures. Diplomacy and tact are essential requirements, with a personality robust enough to deal with the enforcement aspects of this role and to prosecute offenders.
Post Ref: NNB08
Closing Date: Friday 31st July 2018
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