Environmental Enforcement Officer
Salary range: £38,040 - £40,887 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Connect with our neighbourhoods
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Brent Council is introducing an exciting new area-based model for the delivery of our environmental services that is aimed at moving our service provision closer to the people we serve. This means working more closely with our residents and other customers.
This model recognises that specific service requirements may differ from area to area and that different solutions exist for each. To fully understand this, each area requires dedicated resource devoted to servicing the needs of a particular locality.
We have therefore embarked on an innovative and ambitious plan that has commenced with the recruitment of five Neighbourhood Managers.
These Neighbourhood areas now correspond with the 5 Brent Connect areas and the managers are located within the communities they serve. They will be the first point of contact for members and residents alike for issues regarding the local environment - waste, cleansing, parking, highways, community safety, environmental improvement, nuisance, ASB and solving problems in our public realm.
To bolster this approach, it is also now proposed that Brent considers an alternative approach to environmental enforcement that is properly connected to the area focused service model that is now in place. Intelligence on particular ‘hot-spots' must be gathered and shared amongst the enforcement teams and relationships with local communities developed and strengthened.
Enforcement teams must now be properly empowered and trained to implement enforcement action across a range of statutory areas depending on each Neighbourhood's priorities. Existing enforcement teams are to be reshaped, reprioritised and allocated to new area responsibilities in line with the new Neighbourhood model.
We therefore now wish to appoint 6 new Environmental Enforcement Officers.
This post will be responsible for area-based waste, enviro-crime and highways enforcement, working directly with Neighbourhood managers and litter patrol officers to create distinctly local problem-solving teams. Their role will include highways enforcement for the first time. Five officers will be deployed on an area-basis; a sixth officer will have a generic, intelligence gathering role.
You will have a qualification, training or experience in an environmental or local authority enforcement discipline.
You will have a practising knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act, London Local Authorities Act, Highways Act, New Roads and Street Works Act, Refuse Disposal (Amenity Act) 1978, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles Regulations 1986, Antisocial Behaviour, Crime & Policing Act 2014 and other legislation associated with environmental and highway enforcement.
You will also have an understanding of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Freedom of Rights Bill 2000.
In addition, you will have experience at a senior level in an enforcement officer role, of working closely with external contractors and agencies and experience of dealing with members of the public, particularly in sensitive situations.
Closing Date: 16 July 2018 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position