Job descriptionHours: 22.12 per week Contract Type: Permanent Service Area: Place Management Department: Environmental Protection We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and energetic professional to join our busy Environmental Protection Team. To work full days on Thursday and Friday with flexible working pattern to be agreed for the remaining hours. You will have a degree or masters in Environmental Health and this is a post you can apply for whether you are a recent graduate or have a few years environmental health experience and are looking for a new career opportunity. We are a progressive and professional team of officers who work tirelessly to improve people’s lives. The officer will work as part of the team to deal with the full range of environmental protection work that you would expect to find in a unitary authority including statutory nuisance investigations, commenting on licensing and planning consultations, community protection and dealing with unauthorised encampments. This position allows the post holder flexibility with the ability to work from home, from the office for meetings and discussions as well as being out and about, working on the job. This role will require to work from time to time in the evenings, weekends and at public holidays for the Council to provide a comprehensive service You will be an excellent communicator and negotiator with a natural empathy in dealing with all kinds of people. Being IT literate, you will have the ability to work independently and to deadlines, as well as having a working knowledge of Environmental Protection legislation. Above all, you will display the essential attitude to get things done. Our district offers you a great place to live and work, having a stunning blend of countryside, villages, and towns as well as Bath of course, the World Heritage Site. Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away. Why B&NES Council? We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance, and have the support you need. These include: A competitive salary package A range of flexible working and hybrid working options, including flexi-time, four regional offices and home-working, dependent on service requirements A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions The Local Government Pension Scheme A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you; we are committed to supporting you and your well-being at work and home Professional and personal development including in-house training and accredited qualifications including Aspiring Manager and Leadership Development Discount scheme including the VECTIS card that offers numerous local discounts including cycle to work and free entry to numerous local attractions with B&NES Interested to find out more? For more information about this role please see the job description and person specification. For an informal conversation, please contact Michelle Tett, Environmental Protection Manager on 01225 396037 during business hours. To apply Please use the online application facility. For further information on applying please see “Application Form Help” page on the Jobs website. Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent. Please explain in your application how you could incorporate these values into the role you are applying for. As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us. Interview Date: 5th October 2023 Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.
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