Inspection and Enforcement Officer

London (Greater)
£29,738 - £39,555 depending on skills, knowledge and experience
15 Apr 2020
31 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

  • Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance?
  • Do you want to be part of a hard-working and supporting team?
  • Do you hold a current NRSWA certification?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

About the opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic Inspection and Enforcement Officer to join our busy Inspection and Enforcement team.

This is a varied role and duties include providing proactive programmed highways inspections and other related highways services covering Utility activities under NRSWA, highways enforcement and enforcement of waste management legislation.

Who we are

You will join a close-knit, friendly and dynamic team that are responsible for providing efficient and proactive services. The team consists of 13 members in Wandsworth and 11 members in Richmond.

The post is currently based in Wandsworth but as you will be working under the Shared Staffing Arrangement between Wandsworth and Richmond Councils you must be willing to work over both boroughs if required.

Job Purpose

Providing proactive cyclic highway inspections and other related highway services covering Utility activities under NRSWA, abandoned vehicles, highway enforcement, enforcement of waste management legislation.

You will

  • Investigate, obtain evidence and report on offences.
  • Issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN’s) Defect Notices and Penalty Charge Notices (PCN’s) for offences. 
  • Undertake site visits, enforcement duties including the despatch of warning letters, interviews under caution, preparation of Section 9 statements and submission of these documents to the Borough Solicitor for raising a prosecution.
  • Inspect licensed and unlicensed highway activities such as skips, building materials, hoarding and scaffold licenses, conveyors, and issue Fixed Penalty Notices for licence infringements as necessary. 

Please review the attached Job Profile for more details on this varied role you will be expected to be doing.

About you

  • You will have confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software.
  • You have the ability to deal sensitively with residents, councillors, utility companies and other statutory bodies with the highest standard of customer care in potentially confrontational situations.
  • You must be assertive with good interpersonal skills and have a pragmatic approach to problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • You must hold a current NRSWA certification and have knowledge of or the ability to gain knowledge of the following:
    • New Roads and Street Works Act 1991;
    • The Traffic Management Act 2004;
    • The Control of Pollution Act 1974;
    • The Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978;
    • The Environmental Protection Act 1990;
    • The Highways Act 1980;
    • The Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 1990;
    • The Town and Country Planning Act;
    • The London Local Authorities Act and Borough Byelaws.

How to apply

If this sounds like the right challenge for you and want to contribute to the effective inspection and enforcement on the public highways, please register and submit an application online attaching your CV and complete the supporting statement telling us how you meet the job requirements and person specification outlined in the Job Profile.

If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Why choose us

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:

· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic

· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.