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Environmental Protection Officer – Contaminated Land Specialism

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/08/2020 23:59
£32,878 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health/Services
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Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
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Job details 

Closing date:
10 Aug

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Environmental Protection Officer – Contaminated Land Specialism
Salary: £32,878 - £35,934
Working Pattern: Permanent / Part Time 22.2 hours
Location: Badminton Road, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

You will make a real and positive difference to people’s lives by being part of a team that delivers services that protects the health of our residents, businesses and communities through providing advice, support and taking enforcement action where necessary.

What does a typical day look like?

You will respond to contaminated land planning consultations, enquiries and incidents, provide support and technical guidance, write letters and reports, serve legal notices, and act as an expert witness in Court to ensure statutory requirements are fulfilled.

You’ll mediate and negotiate satisfactory outcomes to Service requests from the public, environmental consultants, developers, Councillors and MP’s.

Daily you’ll carry out assessments of technical ground investigation reports and recommend planning conditions, to prevent future public health implications. You will also assist with undertaking inspections, regulation and enforcement of industrial installations. This will include responding to any major incidents or other emergencies requiring the response of environmental services staff. During busy times you may be asked to assist district officers with noise and other nuisance investigations.

You will be responsible for the organisation of your personal workload including maintenance of records, writing letters and reports and work with other team members to ensure the targets of the team are achieved and corporate and departmental policies are implemented.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance - whatever that means for them.

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offered, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

What we need from you:

Educated to degree standard or equivalent with significant experience in contaminated land or another area of Environmental health.

You will have a strong ability to communicate, influence and negotiate outcomes critical to service delivery.

You’ll have experience in Environmental Health processes and procedures as well as a good understanding of the service delivery environment in order to provide excellent customer service.

You will be able to manage your workload, prioritise and respond to demands to ensure both customer satisfaction and legislative requirements are met.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We're planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Monday 10th August 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 8th/Wednesday 9th September 2020

Please refer to job summary for further information.

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