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Pollution Control Officer (Land Water Air)

Posted over 1 year ago
Location London (Greater)
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £37,257 - £39,069
Sector Regulatory / Legal, Local Government, Public Sector, Sustainability, Air
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic neighbourhood. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents. Do you want to make a real difference by contributing to Hackney Council’s efforts to improve air quality? The Council is looking for someone to join our team with a good understanding of air quality and the ability to contribute to other work areas such as contaminated land. As an in inner London borough, air pollution levels are amongst the highest in London.  We are experiencing unprecedented economic growth and so it is vital we ensure development doesn’t worsen air quality and harm people’s health. Hackney’s Air Quality Action Plan sets out a range of exciting projects aimed at reducing exposure to air pollution and improving air quality. Significant funding has been received from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund to deliver a number of these projects. This is an important role in helping us keep Hackney greener, safer and cleaner. As Pollution Control Officer (Water, Land and Air) you will work to make sure we meet our statutory and legal obligations. You will be delivering a range of mostly air quality related projects and advising the planning authority on air quality issues for developments across the borough.  The role is also responsible for managing the Council’s air quality monitoring programme and programme of environmental permitting. You may need to issue warnings, obtain Warrants and help prepare cases for legal proceedings. You may also need to attend court as a witness. To thrive in this role you must have a proactive approach, be highly organised and manage your own workload. You will need project management experience and be able to develop structures and systems for your work, making sure accurate records are maintained.  Day to day, you will be dealing with queries from a range of stakeholders. You must be able to discuss complex and sometimes sensitive information in a way that is understandable. You will also need good written communications skills to write reports. From time to time, you will represent the Council as an expert, making presentations and building relationships with community groups and others. You will need experience in the technical and practical aspects of air quality and ideally have experience in contaminated land and water issues and understand the regulatory frameworks within which we operate. You should have a science or pollution related qualification and a full, clean, driving licence.   At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website to make an application by clicking ‘APPLY’. We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply. Closing date: Tuesday 5 April 2016. Interviews and assessments: Week commencing Monday 18 April 2016. Click the "Apply" button below.