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Havering Social Work Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Senior Public Protection Officer

London Borough of Havering
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/11/2020 at 15:40 PM

G8 £39,774 - £43,590 pa

At the London Borough of Havering’s Public Protection Service everyone feels included and empowered to take the service forward to provide a better environment for our residents and businesses. Staff have opportunities for training and development and progression. We have a “can do” attitude and do not micro manage but expect staff to deliver and take decisions. The service is high profile and well respected within the council. We cover all aspects of Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing, and routinely   work   with internal and external partners to deliver a joined up approach to improve lives in Havering.

About the Job

In this role you will be the Lead officer primarily for statutory nuisance and acoustics ,with  air quality, contaminated land and environmental protection is also part of the Team' s remit.

You will be the “go to” person for statutory nuisance and acoustics  with several Public Protection Officers in the Team who will look to you as the lead officer for guidance and advice. Part of the role is dealing  directly with Councillors and senior managers and other internal and external stakeholders . The work will cover though not exclusively :

  • Noise/ acoustics
  • statutory nuisance   
  • licensing and Planning consultations
  • air quality
  • contaminated land
  • Some COVID Compliance (training to be provided) eg restaurants, pubs, takeaways.
  • Enforcement including prosecution when necessary, using a proportional approach
  • Leading on projects

About You

Along with the Diploma in Acoustics, and be educated to degree level or equivalent. You will have relevant and significant experience in noise and environmental protection work either in local government or the private sector.

You must be passionate about delivering a high quality service and care about improving the lives of our residents and business operators, have a positive attitude, vision and care about the delivery of a first class service. In addition you will need to  have a high standard of written English and have good verbal communication skills to develop effective working relationships and to influence others.  You will have good knowledge of IT systems  such as excel, power point , Microsoft office GIS mapping MS Project etc. and some project management  experience.

You may already be working at a Senior officer level or you may now feel ready to make the next step up in career progression. If this sounds like you we would love to have you on board.

Additional Information

 For an informal discussion please contact Public Protection Manager, MarieClaire Irvine on 01708 432649

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30/11/2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interviews dates to be confirmed.

 Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

Please view Senior Public Protection Officer Job Profile here