Enforcement Officer

Ashton Recruitment requires an Enforcement Officer for our client Belfast City Council.

Position: Enforcement Officer

Location: Belfast

Duration: Temporary

Rate of Pay: £17.53 per hour

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

To be responsible to the Enforcement Manager for the day to day delivery of enforcement activities relating to the functions allocated to the Cleansing Service.

To supervise allocated enforcement staff ensuring service delivery is undertaken within agreed quality, time and financial targets.

To ensure the council complies with all legislative requirements as they relate to the functions within the post holder’s remit.

Duties include (but not limited to)

  • To oversee the efficient management and control of the post-holder’s area of responsibility and the supervision of assigned staff to ensure that the work of the service is carried out within agreed time, quality and financial targets.
  • To have a detailed knowledge and understanding of all relevant legislation relating to the enforcement of waste, litter, recycling and local environmental quality matters arising from domestic, commercial and industrial premises; and to maintain knowledge of legislative changes to maintain the section’s effectiveness in carrying out its functions.
  • To ensure all relevant administration is completed in relation to enforcement activities, including the issuing of notices and warnings, summonses, the preparation of witness statements and representation at court on behalf of the council.
  • To investigate all complaints and make recommendations in reports to the Enforcement Manager and to undertake appropriate actions as directed by the Enforcement Manager.
  • To research and review policies in relation to existing enforcement activities as well as new areas of work and to assist in the development of new procedures and policies that may affect the section’s ability to carry out its functions in an effective manner, as directed by the Enforcement Manager.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must, as at the closing date for application forms, possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for business use, or, have access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the job in full.

Applicants must also, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms, be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following two areas:

  1. a) legislative enforcement and application, including the administration of documentation for enforcement action and acting as a witness in court; and
  2. b) investigation of complaints and carrying out appropriate remedial action.

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