Noise and Nuisance Officer
Posted on Feb 2, 2019 by Anonymous
Main purpose of post
1. To ensure that the impact from noise and nuisance, on residents and others within the Royal Borough, is controlled using appropriate enforcement powers, negotiation and practical knowledge within a 24 hour service operation.
1. Responsible to: Team Manager or Assistant Team Manager
2. Responsible for: No supervisory role
Summary of main duties
1. To respond to service requests relating primarily to noise and nuisance, but on occasions to pollution, pests, housing defects, health and safety matters, food hygiene, outbreaks of food poisoning, cases of infectious disease, hazardous waste and licensing matters.
1. To serve and enforce notices under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974 and other public health legislation to abate noise and nuisance.
1. To follow up and make re-visits where informal or formal action has been taken, checking works in progress, ensuring that the necessary works, etc. have been properly executed in accordance with good practice. To identify those cases where notices have not been complied with.
1. To attend court to act as a witness in litigation between the Council and others as and when required.
1. To advise and comment on Planning and Licence applications.
1. To give advice to the general public and commercial undertakings on Environmental Health matters relating to premises in the Borough.
1. To undertake pro-active projects and initiatives to reduce noise and nuisance in the Borough.
1. To keep abreast of appropriate legal and technical developments in noise and nuisance.
1. To keep other relevant colleagues informed of all matters relating to the work within his/her case load.
2. To prepare detailed reports relating to case work and wider noise and nuisance issues.
3. To deal with correspondence, and maintain daily records of visits and action taken.
1. To deal directly and on request with queries, both oral and written, from other departments, and elected Members and the general public, relating to Environmental Health matters.
2. To cover the work of other Noise and Nuisance Officers at times of leave, sickness and other absenteeism.
1. To carry out such other duties relevant to the post when required by the Team Manager or Director of Environmental Health.
1. To work within the Noise and Nuisance Service's 24 hour shift system.
1. To enact the Council's cascade system in the event of an emergency.
The department has a policy of transferring staff between specialist teams to facilitate personal development of individuals, meet demands of work and to maintain an experienced and versatile staff. For this purpose the following requirements will apply to all Environmental Health Officer posts. The officer will be expected to:-
1. Familiarise him/herself with changes in policies, procedures and techniques relevant to the work of the wider Directorate.
1. Carry out duties, relating to the full range of Environmental Health matters as required.
1. Maintain a broad interest in and knowledge of the wider Environmental Health agenda.
1. Carry out such other duties relevant to the post when required.
Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.
At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy will have been unsuccessful