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Environmental Health Technician Officer

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Environmental Health Technician / Officer Location: Gravesend, Kent Salary: £22,573 to £31,862 (Scale 5/6/SO1) for Environmental Health Technicians / £33,631 to £36,067, plus £3431 car allowance, (Scale POA) for Qualified and Registered Environmental Health Officers. Closing Date: 22nd July 2021 The Organisation: Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, our client provides a range of services to over 95,000 people and 3,000 businesses. The Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with them means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement the community needs and deserves. The Role: The Council looking for a motivated individual with a solution-focussed, 'can-do’ attitude and excellent communication skills to join their busy Environmental Protection Team. The successful candidate will enjoy a varied and interesting workload, both in and out of the office, including undertaking investigations, carrying out environmental monitoring and taking enforcement action, but with a focus on matters relating to noise/acoustics such as statutory nuisance investigations and planning & licensing consultations. Whilst the ideal applicant will therefore have relevant prior knowledge and experience, the organisation also welcome applications from enthusiastic individuals looking for a career in Environmental Protection who are willing to undertake relevant training. This exciting post will involve travelling, generally within the Borough, for which a mileage rate is payable. Candidates on POA grade (i.e. qualified and registered Environmental Health Officers) will also benefit from a leased car or cash alternative (included in above package). The post holder will be required to participate in the delivery of the council’s out of hour’s noise service on nine evenings a year (subject to change). The post holder must be able and willing to work remotely (e.g. from home) and will need to be able to work flexible and unsociable hours including some evenings and weekends. Essential Qualifications / Experience: The successful candidate will have a good level of general education to 'A’ level standard or equivalent by experience, and have excellent organisational, time management, communication, IT and people management skills with a solution-focussed, 'can-do’ attitude. You will be a team-player, but also a self-starter who is able to work under pressure with minimum supervision. A full driving licence and own car are essential. Desirable Qualifications / Experience: The ideal candidate will hold a qualification in acoustics/noise control (or other relevant field e.g. environmental health/environmental sciences, etc.) at graduate or post-graduate level and/or have relevant experience and knowledge; however prior experience/knowledge is not essential for the right person who is keen to learn and willing to undertake training as may be required. In return the Organisation offer you: • Childcare Vouchers and Discounts with selected Retailers and local Leisure Centres • Generous Holiday Entitlement • In-house and External Training • Employee Assistance Programme by Care First • Pension Scheme • An on-site Occupational Health Advisor If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable Council, then please click apply to be redirected to their website where you will find the full job description, person specification and an application form to complete and submit to the details provided. Latest jobs – Gravesham Borough Council (jgp.co.uk) Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile. 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. The Council reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date. The Organisation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Keywords: Environmental Health Technician Officer Council Environment Investigator Investigation Planning Community Noise Acoustic Control

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