Environmental officer

Capita Plc
London (Central), London (Greater)
£39,000 a year
09 Oct 2020
09 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Office Scientific services team responsible for enforcing environmental health legislation


Job title:

Environmental officer


Job Description:

We’re supporting our clients as they adapt to a new world in the wake of COVID-19. We’re now recruiting for roles which will help our clients to deliver vital services and to resume business wherever possible.

Becoming an Environmental Officer with Capita Local Government

Location: London Borough of Barnet

Salary: Up to £39k


Would you like to help us to preserve and enhance the physical environment for people living and working in Barnet? Would you like an Opportunity to undertake Environmental protection and consultancy work with our established Re Consultancy Service and Scientific Services team?


What you’ll be doing:


We are looking for an officer to join our dedicated team, to ensure that the residents of Barnet have access to staff who can deal with their commercial, construction and industrial nuisance and pollution prevention problems. Work also involves liaising with planning & regeneration including Brent Cross and assessing noise, contaminated land and air quality reports. This is to make Barnet a successful London suburb.


The ability to work with minimal supervision is crucial to this post. You should have very good communication skills and the self-confidence to deal with members of the public and local businesses. If the case requires it you will need to attend court as a witness. Knowledge to degree level or vocational equivalent of acoustics, contaminated land, pollution control, LAPPC, air quality and statutory nuisance is essential but training will also be provided. The role may also be suitable for those with an Environmental Health degree but yet to attain EHRB registration, the higher pay scale will be only payable to EHRB registered candidates.


If not EHRB registered you will require a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar Local authority role or have been an Environmental Consultant/Scientific Officer. You will need a valid, current driving licence and will be required to provide a suitable vehicle, for which an allowance is payable.


About Capita| Local Government Services

We are Capita, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through bespoke, quality solutions, we've helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

Capita Local Government Services (LGS), a branch of Capita Business Services Ltd, specialises in providing support, advice and resources to local authorities throughout the UK.


What's in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.


As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.


You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying, you can contact Sophie Bennett ( Sophie.clarke3@capita.com )


All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.


We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.