Overview

Salary: £26421 – £32076

Shift hours: 37

As an environmental case officer, you will work closely with the environmental health officers to investigate and enforce waste mismanagement in HMOs. You will carry out inspections and surveys of HMOs to identify any issues with waste storage, collection, or disposal. You will also respond to complaints and reports of fly-tipping, littering, or illegal dumping of waste from HMOs.

You will use your powers to issue fixed penalty notices, statutory notices, or prosecution proceedings to the offenders.

You will be part of a motivated and friendly team that values your contribution and supports your development. You will have access to regular training and mentoring to enhance your skills and knowledge. You will be able to work flexibly and efficiently, using the latest technology and equipment to support your work. This is a varied and interesting role that will allow you to make a positive impact on the environment and the community. If you are passionate about the environment and waste management, then apply now and join us in our journey.

We are looking for someone who has experience or interest in the enforcement aspect of environmental health. If you have previous experience in enforcement, whether in environmental health or another field, we would love to hear from you. If you do not have enforcement experience yet, but you are keen to learn and develop in this area, we will provide you with the necessary training and support.

Prosecuting people:

You will need to be able to prepare and present evidence for prosecution cases, following the relevant policies and procedures. You will need to be able to liaise with other agencies, such as the police, the courts, or the solicitors, and to ensure that the prosecution process is fair and transparent. You will also need to be able to handle any appeals or challenges that may arise from the prosecution outcomes.

Attending court or the First Tier Tribunal:

You will need to be able to attend court or tribunal hearings as a witness or a representative of the council. You will need to be able to give clear and accurate testimony, answer any questions, and deal with any cross-examination. You will also need to be able to follow the rules and etiquette of the court or tribunal, and to respect the authority and decisions of the judges or magistrates.

These are some of the skills that you will need to perform your role as an environmental case officer. If you have these skills or are willing to develop them, we encourage you to apply for this position.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date(s): Monday 5 August 2024

Reference: coventrycc/TP/51719/9630

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