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Noise & Nuisance Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC709
  • Location: Thurrock, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Essex is looking for an Environmental Health Officer - Nuisance/Public Health to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate must have a Degree/Diploma in Environmental health, experience with noise, nuisance and public health requests and ideally extensive experience in local authority/public sector roles.

The main purposes of the role are as follows;

Provide Environmental protection advice on Planning Applications and Licensing Consultations;
To investigate complaints relating to statutory nuisance and EP public health interventions
To install, collect, analyse and professionally feedback evidence gathered by using EP sound recording equipment
When necessary complete work outside of normal office hours where instructed by the Public Protection Strategic Lead or Team Manager
To maintain accurate, comprehensive and legible written records of complaint investigations and update these in electronic format using the Councils Uniform IDOX document management system / complaints database
To assist the Public Protection Strategic Lead and EP Team Manager to provide a comprehensive Environmental Protection service

The main responsibilities of the role will include the following;

To recommend to Public Protection Strategic Lead or Team Manager remedial actions to address matters raised by complainants that highlight shortcomings in the initial response;
To manage any assigned investigations, projects or promotions under the direction of Team Manager;
To contribute to the wider objectives of the Public Protection service ensuring that performance targets are met and that customer care measures are implemented. The post holder may be required to use his/her expertise to fulfil the training needs of other staff;
Represent the authority at inter-authority liaison groups and at other meetings with professionals and business organisations to further the team's objectives;
At the discretion of the Public Protection Strategic Lead or Team Manager carry out such other duties as are compatible with the requirements of this post and the demands of the service;
To keep up to date with relevant legislation and feedback any changes that impact on Environmental Protection functions to the team manager and other team members.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Degree/Diploma in Environmental Health
A sound understanding of the legal practice and procedures relating to Environmental Protection and public health.
A working knowledge of the law relating to statutory nuisances.
Knowledge of Environmental Protection standards
Experience of investigating nuisance complaints from domestic and commercial premises.
Experience of interpreting and applying technical standards and regulations in regard to consultations for Planning and Licensing Applications
Experience of resolving complaints relating to statutory nuisances and public health.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £30 - £35 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (approx. £720 - £820 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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