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Environmental Enforcement Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
14/06/2018
Advert End Date:
27/06/2018 23:59
Salary:
Grade E. £18,870 - £20,541
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
176786
Employment Location:
Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
27 Jun


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Further information

The Environmental Enforcement team is a new team being developed within the Development, Transport and Public Protection service of Communities & Environment, with 6 frontline enforcement officers working a shift pattern that covers evenings and weekends.

Your day will be spent mostly outside, in all weathers, walking up to 10 miles per day, so please consider this before you apply. You will be dealing with members of the public face-to-face, so this sort of interaction must be something you are comfortable with, sometimes in difficult situations therefore you must have experience of dealing with conflicting situations.

Your main duties will be to undertake extensive patrolling of on- and off-street locations throughout the borough, identifying instances of littering, dog-fouling, graffiti, fly-posting and abandoned vehicles, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices face-to-face using hand-held terminals or manual systems when necessary.

You will also be the 'eyes and ears' of the Council, reporting other matters to the relevant departments as you carry out patrols. You will liaise with members of the public to give advice and guidance on relevant matters, ensuring that the Council's customer care policy is adhered to at all times.

You should have a detailed knowledge of the Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005 and also the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and other relevant environmental protection legislation. You will also be required to conduct interviews in accordance with the Codes of Practice issued under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ("PACE") upon appointment, or be capable of achieving this requirement very soon after appointment. You must have a current full UK driving licence with entitlement for cars and light vans, as at times you will be required to patrol the wider area using one of our fleet vehicles. You should have strong communication and customer care skills, have experience of working in a customer focussed environment, a basic level of computer skills/data entry and report writing, especially with regard to preparing documents for court. You should also have 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or Grade C (or equivalent qualifications or experience)

A shift pattern is operated necessitating some weekend and unsocial hours working.

For further information please see the relevant job profile, the criteria within which will be used in the short-listing process.

If successful you will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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