NNB08 Environment and Neighbourhood Officer

This is a career graded post with the salary ranging from £20,138 - £30,153 per annum (rising to £30,785 per annum after 5 years continuous service) plus £840 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 complaints referred to the Neighbourhoods Directorate.  You will provide a uniformed presence and regularly tour a defined geographical sector of the district. Complaints 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 issues. 

You will be expected to proactively identify, investigate and resolve street scene and 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 regular basis to ensure the effective operation of the Directorates 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, vehicle checks, monitoring and investigation of complaints both on a programmed basis and as part of standby and call out duties. 

We offer an excellent team working environment with support and training available.

You should have a good basic level of education 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.  

Post Ref: NNB08

Closing date: Sunday 1st October 2017


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