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Technical Officer

Employer
Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils
Location
Wyre Forest House Finepoint Way
Salary
Grade 5 - Grade 7 (SCP 14 - 30) £27,334 - £38,223 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Reference
BR/TP/162/256

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Environment / Conservation
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

About us

Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) is the Shared Environmental Health and Licensing Service for all six Worcestershire District Councils, hosted by Bromsgrove District Council. WRS is based at Wyre Forest District Council offices in Kidderminster (DY11 7WF) but we operate across the county and for some service areas wider afield. As part of Bromsgrove District Council we are committed to being a customer driven organisation, with our customers at the heart of everything we do; focused on improving on delivery services that make a difference to the community that we serve

 

The role

Do you have an enquiring mind with a customer focused attitude? If so, read on!

We are looking for a range of Technical Officers/ Senior Technical Officer to join our busy, forward-thinking service. You will be part of our Environmental Enforcement team covering the enforcement work of environmental legislation including planning enforcement and enviro-crime.

You will need to have an enthusiasm, a commitment to accuracy and good customer service. You must have ability to work independently and have the confidence in using your own judgement and initiative whilst also working effectively as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

You will be expected to work remotely, onsite (across Worcestershire) and from our modern Offices at Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF.

 

Key requirements

As a minimum you must be educated to A-level standard or equivalent (Grade 5) or a degree/further qualification in a relevant subject (such as Environmental Health/Science, Town Planning/legal) or a related subject. 

This post is career graded across Grades 5, 6 and 7 in order that the service may recruit people with limited experience in the field and develop them. Initial appointment will be based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant matching the different levels within the post Job Description. Progression between grades is based on achieving and demonstrating competencies and meeting the needs of the service.


Skills & experience

Skills you will need to succeed, include:

An ability to provide advice and information to the public and /or businesses on legislation related to Regulatory Services.

Carry out routine inspections of property, land and vehicles and to collect evidence and supporting information to enable enforcement decisions to be taken.

An ability to prepare, interpret and analyse reports and data sets and produce summary reports and advice for submission to a range of stakeholders.

An ability to understand and analyse complex problems and interpret and implement complex legislative provisions.

Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences and to negotiate to gain support on key issues.

Ability to organise oneself in the face of conflicting demands and priorities responding positively and appropriately in emergency situations.

Ability to work under pressure and to meet multiple deadlines and performance targets.

Willing to appear as a witness and give evidence in Court when required.

Good oral and written skills to include report writing and presentation

 

Additional information

There are several career graded posts based on experience, knowledge and skills:

Grade 5 (£27,334 - £29,777 per annum) : x3 permanent full time roles and x2 fixed term contract (2 years)

Grade 6 (£29,777 - £33,024 per annum ) : x1 permanent full time position

Grade 7 (£33,945 - £38,223 per annum) : x1 permanent full time position

All posts could be job shares / part time. If part term hours salary will be pro rata.

 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Sunday 21 July 2024 (midnight)

 

Interviews will be held week commencing W/C 22 July 2024.

 

If you require further information on the duties of the post please contact Toni Ainscough, (Principal Officer) on 01562 738035.

 

If you experience difficulties applying online then please contact HR at recruitment@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk 

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all Sections of the Community.

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