Temporary Neighbourhood Environment Officer

Location Newtownards, County Down
Job Type Temporary
Salary £7.00 - £7.20 per hour
Published 8 days ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Janey Cordner
Job Ref CHS56293

Job Description

Neighbourhood Environment Officer required on a temporary basis for a local Public Sector organisation based in Newtownards £7.00 - £7.20PH.

Role: Neighbourhood Environment Officer

Rate of Pay: £7.00 per hour (over 25 £7.20 per hour)

Location: Newtownards

Hours: 36 hours per week (Wednesday - Saturday 9am-5pm AND Sunday 9am-4.30pm)

Duration: 12 Weeks (may be extended)

Main duties/Responsibilities

  • To implement the policy relating to the Dogs (NI) Order, The Litter (NI) Order, the Pollution Control and Local Government (NI) Order, the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act, the High Hedge Act, the Welfare Animals Act, Street Trading Act and the Council Bye-Laws, and any other relevant legislation, in so far as they relate to the functions of the office.
  • To seize, collect, impound and transport stray and unwanted dogs.
  • To advise the neighbourhood environment services manager or the head of service on all relevant matters prevailing in the Borough.
  • Dealing with the service requests and enquiries from the public, elected members, other council services and other agencies on all matters relating to the functions of the team. To maintain records, accounts, statistical returns and compile reports as necessary.
  • To investigate and prepare a brief of evidence for presentation at court in accordance with the provisions of PACE or other relevant code of practice. To attend court and give evidence.
  • To create, develop, deliver, manage, review and respond to the changing needs of the educational programmes, publicity materials and special projects and events, including and supervision of employees and other relevant people in relation to these projects and events.
  • To assist in the formation of and support user/focus groups and provide information, guidance and training to users. To encourage and implement an interagency problem solving approach, liaising with Animal Welfare Officers, the USPCA, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Police, NI Housing Executive and any other relevant bodies. To plan, co-ordinate and participate in operations in conjunction with relevant bodies including the police.
  • Carryout inspections prior to the issuing of Entertainment Licences, Amusement Permits and Breeding Establishment certificates and carrying out inspections to ensure that the conditions have been complied with.
  • To assist the Neighbourhood Environment Services Manager with the planning and implementation of requirements relating to Best Value, Charter Mark and other quality schemes.
  • To provide training to other employees, Neighbourhood Environment Team members and other relevant people providing information and guidance on the role of the neighbourhood environment team, the legal context in which it works and the duties and processes performed
  • To maintain vehicles and equipment in a clean and hygienic condition
  • To provide an emergency out of hours call out service on a rota basis
  • To comply with and promote equality, health and safety in accordance with poloices and legal requirements
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties as may be allocated from time to time in accordance with the general nature of the post.

Essential Criteria:

  • 2 A Levels or equivalent
  • Previous experience of enforcing relevant legislation
  • Evidence of effective communication skills gained through previous experience (including voluntary experience)
  • Dealing with the public by phone and in person
  • Organising and prioritising a demanding workload

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience of evidence in curt as part of the discharge of duties
  • Experience of dog control/welfare in a formal setting
  • Experience of maintaining accurate records and compiling reports
  • Handling confidential issues
  • Knowledge of environmental issues

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, Janey Cordner will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.