North London, London
Up to £20.00 per hour
about 1 year ago
Environmental Health Enforcement Officer
This post holder will undertake a wide range of enforcement duties in relation to community safety, Anti-Social Behaviour, Licensing (Premises, Alcohol and Highways), street scene and enviro crime including noise abatement, environmental enforcement (Fly tipping, Graffiti, Fly posting, Pollution and Littering etc.) and wider general public realm enforcement as required. The post requires the individual to take enforcement action in line with legislation and Council Policies and Procedures which may include but not be limited to the issuing of formal notices, fixed penalties, cautions and prosecution action. The Hackney Enforcement Officer will provide a visible uniformed presence across the borough and also be deployed on an area basis to understand and address localised problems and challenge and change behaviours achieving a safer, greener and cleaner borough. The post holder will however also be expected where appropriate and with approval to operate in a covert fashion wearing civilian clothing. The role will also play their part in: providing public protection, protection of space and place, be customer focused, improving the quality of life and protecting residents and others enjoyment of the borough, helping make Hackney as attractive as possible and encouraging regeneration and economic activity.
MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Enforcing against a wide range of contraventions including but not limited to: environmental crime (littering, fly tipping, dog fouling, graffiti, flyposting etc.), antisocial and non-compliant behaviours and Community Safety matters, noise abatement, premises/alcohol and highways licensing conditions, and unlicensed activities (illegal street trading, skips, cafes, events etc.).This includes but is not limited to case preparation, issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs), other notices, remedial letters, cautions and ultimately prosecution action for which court attendance may be required.
Intelligence led patrolling of the streets, estates, parks and public places of Hackney, on foot, vehicle or bicycle, in a fully identifiable uniform and be responsible for identifying, recording, problem solving, intelligence building and evidence gathering in relation to the broad remit of the role and other services such as Planning Enforcement and Parking Matters whilst maintaining a visible presence in the Borough and in a specified area of the borough.
Implementing the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme by using additional powers, resulting in having similar powers as a Police Community Support Officer or the like.
Providing a response service for customers that in a timely and effective manner address' key issues that affect delivery of the council's objectives. This will require working to tight deadlines, and swiftly acting on re-deployments as tasked and therefore the post holder will be required to work flexible hours at any time of the day, including late nights and early mornings, within a shift pattern that may be changed at short notice depending upon the needs of the borough and its residents.
Be responsible as part of a team for the management of problems, issues and stakeholder engagement in a specified geographic area of the borough.
Identify, record and share intelligence of a wide range of issues or problems addressing these directly or where required referring them to the relevant internal service or external agencies for action and tracking resolution within the specified area of responsibility.
Working with partner agencies and other departments within the Council as tasked. This may include but not be limited to joint operations and patrols, monitoring and intelligence gathering operations, test purchasing and events.
Providing support and reassurance as required in the event of a civil emergency or other contingency as set out in the Council's emergency plan. To act as a LALO (Local Authority Liaison Officer) when instructed.
Fulfilling the role of 'Investigating Officer' for the purposes of the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act and act as professional witness in court when required in connection with a wide range of issues.
Be the lead officer in prosecutions for low level offences where required.
Fully responsible and accountable for ensuring that all customer interactions and associated enforcement activity is transparent and recorded, with a full audit trail.