EHO - Environmental Sciences Team - Westminster City Council

EHO – Environmental Sciences Team

Closing Date

07 Jul 2024

Salary

£40,005 to £46,053

As an Environmental Health Officer, you can make your own powerful contribution to the wellbeing of local residents by enforcing environmental health legislation and policies. With a focus on noise, air quality and contaminated land, our highly skilled Environmental Sciences team are contributing significantly to our Climate Emergency agenda by closely monitoring the impact of construction sites across the borough. Seeing to it that contractors and site managers are meeting our unwavering standards, you will respond to public complaints, and through site visits, inspections and audits, you will determine whether they are meeting the standards set out in our Code of Construction Practice.

This is deeply interesting work that ultimately results in improvements in air quality and a reduction in noise, so you will have a tangible impact on the happiness of our residents and the success of local businesses. With plenty of autonomy to plan your day according to emerging priorities, you will often work alone, though you will also have the scope to work collaboratively with other teams and departments. For example, you will be expected to review Site Environmental Management Plans and comment on a vast range of interesting planning applications, and you will become a trusted advisor to site managers and developers who need support in tailoring their working practices or proposed plans. You will also contribute to planning policies and share your thoughts on how improvements could be made to Westminster’s noise climate and air quality, so you will be encouraged to develop your most ambitious ideas.

Whether sharing your expertise at public events and exhibitions, representing the specifics of your cases at Committees, taking enforcement action against those who have not met your criteria, or championing environmental protection at the earliest stages of planning applications, every day will present you with the chance to make a significant impact on Westminster’s constantly evolving landscape.