Environmental Protection Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £15.06 per hour
Published 7 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Laura Hagan
Job Ref CHS810047_1540462907

Job Description

Pay rate: £15.06p/h

Location: Belfast City Centre

Hours: 37 hours per week Monday-Friday

Essential Criteria

Have a relevant third level qualification in a science-related subject such as Environmental Science, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate one year's relevant experience of working in an environmental monitoring or enforcement role related to the administration of environmental legislation. This must include one year's relevant experience of the following areas:

  • using software for the purpose of recording environmental data
  • operating, maintaining and calibrating monitoring equipment
  • undertaking surveys, monitoring exercises and projects in relation to pollution control
  • preparing scientific reports based on the interpretation of environmental data and using standard information systems and specialized software in relation to manipulation and evaluation of monitoring data.


Be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples, two years' experience of working in an environmental monitoring or enforcement role related to the administration of environmental legislation. This must include two years' relevant experience in the previous listed areas

Applicants must possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for official business or have access to a form of transport which enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full

Desirable Criteria

One year's relevant experience of the assessment or review of air quality data, dispersion modelling and the operation and maintenance of air quality equipment

Have a higher level qualification in a related air pollution or environmental monitoring field such as MSc or Diploma in Pollution Control, Environmental Monitoring or Applied Environmental Sciences.

Job Purpose

To be responsible to the Principal Environmental Health Officer (Environmental Protection) for the efficient and effective performance of the duties of the post in accordance with any procedural guidelines and specific time and quality targets.

To assist with the organisation and progression of the business area's review and assessment of air quality to meet government targets

To assist in the timely development of proposed objectives and work programmes in respect of air quality reviews and assessments for the objectives and work programme.

To apply a high level of knowledge and expertise to carry out interpretative analysis on air quality dispersion modelling, operate and maintain monitoring equipment and to make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of air quality improvements.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

To apply a high level of professional expertise and skills backed up by an in-depth knowledge of environmental policy, guidance and legislation to ensure that the business area satisfies its statutory duties in respect of the Local Air Quality Management Regime.

To assist in the organisation and progression of the business areas Review and Assessment of Air Quality in accordance with government guidance and timescales, involving updating and screening assessments, progress reports and detailed assessments as required.

To interpret air quality reports and liaise with or advise external agencies, developers, consultants and government departments regarding the improvement of air quality.

To assist in the evaluation of the impact of air quality upon health and identify the implications of air quality action planning upon business area duties and those of other competent authorities as required.

To liaise with, consult with and develop partnerships as appropriate with appropriate departments, external advisory agencies, external agencies and individuals with an interest in air quality issues or as part of a statutory consultation process as required.

To arrange meetings and represent the business area at these meetings.

To prepare comprehensive, scientific based reports and consultation briefs as required and be able to supervise the work of agency contractors and consultants and to enhance the lead approach by the business area in developing a healthy city.

To assist in the economic and financial appraisals for the purpose of local air quality management grant applications and for the air quality review and assessment process.

To provide support of a highly specialised professional and technical nature to the Principal Environmental Health Officer.

To advise the Principal Environmental Health Officer regarding pollutant monitoring equipment requirements under the auspices of the National Air Quality Strategy for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To undertake such other relevant duties as may from time to time be required

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Laura Hagan will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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