Main Vacancy Details

Category

Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Enforcement, Executive

Location

London

Contract Type

Contract

Salary

Competitive Salary Offered

Environmental Protection Manager

Full Vacancy Description

Job Description      Environmental Protection Manager     

Directorate:    Community Services          

Division:        Public Protection and Safety

Job notes

Qualified to degree/diploma level in Environmental Health with EHORB certificate of registration or equivalent relevant qualification (such as Acoustics etc).          

Substantial experience of Environmental Protection work including dealing with enquiries and research of a complex nature and preparing reports and making recommendations.                                                       

Practical experience in the use of equipment relevant to the post and the production and presentation of technical and complex reports.         

Manage and provide expertise, direction and support to officers in the Team working on strategic projects and policies; and liaise with colleagues, statutory bodies, consultants and contractors to ensure plans, projects and strategies.

Assist the Head of Environmental Health in exercising budgetary control of the Environmental Protection Team and lead on projects, including bids and feasibility studies.

Act as key liaison contact for internal departments and external agencies and the public. With key responsibility for dealing with enquiries and consultation requests from council members, ombudsman, government agencies and the public. Represent the Department at all pertinent internal and external forums including attending and participation at Committee, Sub Committee meetings, working parties and other departmental meetings as required.

Main Purpose of the job:

To act as an Authorised Officer, undertaking technical, strategic and regulatory duties in relation to Environmental Protection ensuring relevant statutory obligations, Council and Directorate Polices are effectively implemented.  Provide advice to businesses and individuals regarding how the legislation relating to Pollution Control and Environmental Protection and planning must be followed. 

Be responsible for the day to day management of the Environmental Protection Team. To ensure effective running, delivery and promotion of the service.

To lead and be responsible for projects, planning and specialist work areas as assigned, which relate to this area and to ensure relevant statutory obligations, Council and Directorate Policies are effectively implemented; and progression with the Borough’s strategies and policy initiatives, including the preparation and implementation of relevant strategic plans.

To act as lead officer for noise, air quality and contaminated land policy issues as designated.

To lead on the review of service procedures and policies in relation to any new or changing legislation on behalf of the Head of Service – Environmental Health.

Cover for Environmental Protection emergencies (including outside normal working hours) in the absence of the Head of Service and act on their behalf in response.

Summary of Responsibilities and Personal Duties:

Manage a team of professional and technical staff in order to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the Environmental Protection Team service plan objectives, maintaining an overview of active projects and monitoring progress and outcomes.

Be responsible for and encourage team work in a supportive environment, ensuring training and educational development and performance monitoring of the support functions to this post

Be responsible for managing activities within the section and proactive identification of new areas of work and projects and creatively address provision for any unmet needs and take a lead on the reviewing of processes, procedure and documentation to ensure that all relevant policies and plans are reviewed in a timely fashion for fitness for purposes making recommendations as appropriate to the Environmental Health Service Group Manager

Manage and provide expertise, direction and support to officers in the Team working on strategic projects and policies; and liaise with colleagues, statutory bodies, consultants and contractors to ensure plans, projects and strategies have a positive minimal environmental impact and that standards for environmental health and protection are complied with.

Assist the EHSGM in exercising budgetary control of the Environmental Protection Team. Develop and secure funding from both internal and external sources to promote environmental initiatives and to maintain policy objectives; and lead on projects, including bids and feasibility studies.

Act as key liaison contact for internal departments and external agencies and the public. With key responsibility for dealing with enquiries and consultation requests from council members, ombudsman, government agencies and the public. Represent the Department at all pertinent internal and external forums including attending and participation at Committee, Sub Committee meetings, working parties and other departmental meetings as required.

This post also has the following general requirements:

a.         Carry out specialist research and analytical duties and site visits as required.  Make recommendations on appropriate courses of action.

b.         Carry out the duties of the Council under Delegated Authority or as assigned.

c.         To be responsible for the maintenance of all necessary records in connection with the duties of the post holder.

d.         Prepare reports, statements of evidence and associated documentation.  Attend Court, public inquiries, etc. to give evidence on behalf of the Council, where necessary.

e.         Attend and participate at Committee, Sub Committee meetings, working parties and other departmental meetings as required.

f.          Participate in the development and updating of quality, management and information systems.

g.         Participate in the development of training programs for other staff.

h.         Participate in promotional projects or initiatives as may be required.

i.          Keep abreast of current legislation, technical knowledge and new developments related to environmental protection.  Assist with the establishment of technical standards and working methods.

j.          Participate in the selection and supervision of consultants / contractors in accordance with Council Policy, as required.

k.         Assist in carrying out the Council’s Environmental Policy within the day to day activities of the post.

l.          Undertake the supervision of internal and external project staff as necessary

m.        Undertake other duties, commensurate with the grade, as may reasonably be required.

n.         To carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the Council’s equal opportunities policy and core values.

o.         Participate in the Performance Evaluation Scheme and to undertake appropriate training and development identified to enhance their work.

Undertake other duties, commensurate with the grade, as may reasonably be required.

Management Roles & Expectations

As a Team Manager you will:

1.         Adapt the planned delivery of services to ensure changing community and customer needs.

2.         Monitor and review service outcomes ensuring effective delivery of personal and team objectives.

3.         Ensure the continuous improvement in services using creative and informative inventions as well as effective performance and quality management.

4.         Plan, deploy and co-ordinate people resources to meet changing operational needs.

5.         Ensure services meet statutory and identified organisational standards and regulations.

6.         Ensure an understanding of the impact of your service on other functions.

Internal Contacts

Officers of other departments and directorates.  Members of the Council.

External Contacts

Contact as necessary, with officers in other services, Central and Local Government, e.g. Defra, NHS, LFEPA, Police, etc.  Staff of commercial, trade and voluntary organisations, specialists and consultants, Public Analyst, community groups, members of the public, etc.

To carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the Council’s relevant codes and procedures.

All employees are required to participate in the Performance Evaluation Scheme (PES) and to undertake appropriate training and development identified to enhance their work.

Undertake other duties, commensurate with the grade, as may reasonably be required.

Consideration will be given to restructuring the duties of this post for a disabled postholder

Main Vacancy Details

Category

Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Enforcement, Executive

Location

London

Contract Type

Contract

Salary

Competitive Salary Offered

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