Environmental Case Officer
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
About the team we are recruiting to
We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
The Street Enforcement Team is a multi-disciplinary team that deals with a variety of environmental and anti-social behaviour issues throughout the city.
What is the job role?
You will deal with a range of environmental quality issues such as fly-tipping, commercial and domestic waste enforcement, nuisance vehicle complaints, littering, and fly posting, as well as coordinating the City's response to any unauthorised traveller encampments.
Within this role you will undertake a hugely varied caseload and using appropriate legislation you will take all appropriate courses of action including education, mediation, enforcement, and prosecution under different legislative powers.
You will be required to work a rolling 12-month rota pattern covering both days and nights. The working pattern encompasses 4 weeks of nights 6 pm to 3 am and three weeks of days 9 am to 6 pm. This includes rest days during the rota cycle. You will be paid an additional 14% of your salary to cover this shift work.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of Environmental Health, with an emphasis on Environmental Crime, Anti-social Behaviour, Highways, and Noise legislation. You should understand the principles of customer care and quality and have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both orally and in writing with people from a range of backgrounds.
You will need to be able to:
- Effectively manage a demanding workload and deal with conflicting priorities.
- Use of the Microsoft Office software suite to produce word-processed documentation including letters and reports to a high standard.
- Devise, implement and evaluate successful projects.
- Influencing, persuading, and negotiating skills and the ability to deal effectively with conflict and aggression.
- The role requires a full UK driving licence.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
Coventry City Council