Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 105,000 people and 3,000 businesses.
The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.
Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.
Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with good communication skills, self- motivation, tenacity and an enquiring mind. They must have the ability to deal calmly and professionally with difficult situations and challenge those responsible for environmental offences.
As a Street Scene Enforcement Officer, you will carry out the initial investigation and enforcement of environmental offences, ranging from littering to large scale fly-tipping. You will also carry out proactive work with partner agencies to detect and prevent waste crime.
You will be required to carry out uniformed patrol, on foot and by vehicle, in urban and rural locations, across Gravesham. You will work independently and with other team members. The role involves collecting evidence of environmental crime by searching waste, carrying out house to house enquiries and taking enforcement action against identified offenders.
You will be required to work over five days, including some weekend work and, when necessary, evenings You may also be required to assist in tasks related to other areas of Gravesham Borough Council business.
As a Street Scene Enforcement Officer, you will be at the forefront of ensuring that Gravesham is a place to be proud of.
Minimum of 4 GCSE’s, grade C or equivalent, one of which must be English.
Experience of working in a public facing enforcement role and handling difficult situations in a professional manner.
Experience of issuing Fixed Penalty Notices and initial investigation.
Experience of completing investigation/prosecution related paperwork including FPNs and witness statements.
A Full UK manual driving licence.
Experience of investigating environmental offences.
Previous experience with another local authority enforcement team or enforcement authority.
Experience of using a body worn camera.
Previous experience of presenting evidence at court.
In return we offer you
A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.
In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.
Employee Assistance Programme by Care First
Care First is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate.
Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,
whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.
A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.
An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.
If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this role please e-mail email@example.com with you contact details and they will call you.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Gravesham Borough Council is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.