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Environmental Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: CS1437
  • Published: Wed 26/05/2021, 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 14/06/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,451 – £32,910 pa (plus Essential Car User Allowance up to £1,239 pa) The Essential Car User Policy is due to be reviewed later in the year and therefore may be subject to change.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

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Environmental Enforcement Officer

Horsham District Council are looking for an Environmental Enforcement Officer within their Waste & Recycling team to support our priorities with the prevention and detection of environmental crime.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the Council’s environmental crime enforcement activities.  This will include the investigation and enforcement of all types of environmental crimes including fly tipping, fly posting, littering and dog fouling across the District.  You will be expected to carry out thorough investigations, from gathering evidence to identifying offenders, as well as conducting interviews in accordance with the Police Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).

You will also act as our expert witness by giving evidence in court proceedings to successfully ensure outcomes with our prosecutions.

To succeed in this role, you will have a desire to pro-actively collaborate with key stakeholders through leading on initiatives aimed at reducing the number of incidents as well as improving the environment of the District, including the Adopt-a-Street scheme and Keep Britain Tidy campaigns.

You will also have previous knowledge and understanding of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Cleaner Neighbourhoods Act 2005.

This role would suit someone who has previously worked in an environment where prevention and detection of crime and building cases for successful prosecution were a key focus in your role.

This role will also play a key role in projects related to the development of initiatives and digital solutions to support the prevention and detection of environment crime.

Interested in the role and want to know more? Please contact Stuart Card, Zonal Manager on 07734 231003 for an information discussion about the role.

Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), or time off in lieu where working is required, a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme.

If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.