Senior Officer- Environmental Health

Job Type:Temporary
Salary: £24.32 - 30.30/hour

To investigate complaints from tenants, private householders and businesses concerning Housing, drainage, disrepair, empty homes, accumulation of waste, environmental crime, mobile homes, dog control, pollution and other general nuisances.


To carry out proactive patrols of the Borough when directed, in order to identify and respond to nuisance and environmental concerns.


To preparing reports and gathering evidence, investigation of cases, and preparation of legal cases brought by the service.


To prepare and serve legal notices and fixed penalty notices and where necessary arrange for work to be carried out in default/  attend court to give evidence where directed by the Environmental Health Team Leader.


To support the Environmental Health Team Leader in the development of policies and procedures, making use of best practice, innovative solutions and enhanced enforcement powers.


Support the Council in the implementation of the Empty Homes Strategy action plan.


To undertake surveys of identified empty homes and to communicate with property owners in Knowsley to facilitate returning empty homes to use.


To take the lead role in developing action plans to tackle complex problems sites/neighbourhood issues and lead on other areas of work as directed.


To undertake work in relation to Public Health Funerals including inspection of properties, liaising with relatives, the Coroner, Treasury or other agency and complying with relavent legislation and procedures.


To undertake work to review planning consultations to determine Environmental Health impacts of proposed developments and draft responses as required by the Team Leader.


To direct sampling and Monitoring work in accordance with sampling programmes and to support assessment and enforcement action and initiate appropriate follow up action.


Undertake hazard spotting on all inspections and intervention and take appropriate follow up action or refer to the appropriate specialist officer to ensure compliance with other EHCP enforced legislation.


To provide specialist advice and guidance to members of the public, businesses and prospective businesses relating to housing, environmental crime, statutory nuisance, dog control and waste regulation.


To attend the Council’s Planning and licensing committee and other meetings where requested in order to provide advice and guidance relevant to your areas of expertise.


To carry out relevant training courses and presentations where directed.


To have detailed knowledge of legislation and policies relating to a range of Environmental Health matters and to provide guidance and advice to Elected Members, residents and businesses as requested.


Where negotiation with duty holders fails to bring about satisfactory progress, to pursue enforcement action under relevant legislation in conjunction with other Council service teams.


To utilise a range of technical equipment required to carry out the job e.g CCTV, Air Quality Montoring equipment, Noise monitoring equipment, Mobile technology etc.


To undertake work in relation to the Service and Council’s response to major incidents and emergencies as directed. 


Have responsibility for the supervision and professional / technical guidance of members of staff under the direction of the team leader.


Undertake investigations of a complex or protracted nature and liaise with other organisations and agencies to achieve a suitable outcome.


To be individually accountable for special projects or areas of work when specifically assigned and to be responsible for the planning, allocation and supervision of work to achieve a desired outcome.


To participate in the development of primary authority relationships with business and the provision of primary authority advice.


To deputise for the EH team Leader as directed.


To be responsible for the Council’s Human Resource Policies and procedures including employee relations and training within the supervisory responsibilities of the post.


To undertake duties of a similar nature and commensurate with the grade as may be assigned from time to time by the Environmental Health Team Leader or Head of Environmental Health and Consumer Protection.












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