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Planning - Enforcement Officer (Fly-Tipping)

Posted 23 March by Change Exchange Easy Apply Ended

The Redbridge Enforcement Officers will contribute to the Council’s legal responsibility to reduce crime and disorder. The Crime and Disorder Act 1997 places a statutory duty on Redbridge Council to work in partnership with agencies, including the police to prevent crime and disorder in the borough.

  • The primary role is to undertake tasked and proactive patrol duties, carrying out focused and high levels of enforcement and investigation activities across the borough, addressing issues of crime and disorder, antisocial behaviour, nuisance and environmental issues.
  • The Redbridge Enforcement Officers will maximise patrol visibility to achieve the outcomes as detailed within the relevant service plan and priorities, personal performance plan, tasking or instruction.
  • To respond as directed or tasked to Members’ Enquiries, service requests and demands & complaints.
  • To work as required or directed with the police, fire and other statutory partners, council services, external partners and other enforcement agencies to prevent, tackle or resolve crime and disorder, antisocial behaviour, nuisance and environmental issues.
  • Undertaking operational duties exercising the use of a range of criminal enforcement powers, also using Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and Council enforcement powers.
  • Undertaking operational duties ensuring delivery of required enforcement activities to secure the provision of an efficient and effective service, achieving consistently high levels of enforcement of relevant legislation as necessary.
  • To provide a response to complaints of nuisance and anti-social behaviour and to conduct investigations into allegations of harassment and nuisance as part of the council’s crime and disorder reduction policy.
  • Maintaining high standards of service delivery to residents, businesses, visitors and partners, delivering timely and professional, responses, updates and communications.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of legislation crime and disorder, antisocial behaviour, nuisance and environmental issues relevant to the role. Ensuring appropriate use of enforcement and problem solving approaches as directed.
  • Preparing & serving warning letters, formal notices and fixed penalty notices in accordance with Council policies and procedures
  • Interviewing witnesses and obtaining evidence for use in Court or other legal hearing, the taking and making of witness statements as required.
  • Preparing civil and criminal legal case files for legal proceedings in accordance with the Criminal Procedures & Investigations Act 1996 and other appropriate legislation.
  • Giving evidence in Court or other legal hearing on behalf of the Council

This will involve:

  • Actively seeking out information regarding anti-social behaviour or crime or disorder in accordance with legislation and guidance
  • Keeping accurate timely records of actions and activities in the prescribed manner
  • Ensuring that file records, case files and computerised data recording systems are entered and maintained to a high standard and kept in accordance with service instructions/requirements.

This will involve:

  • Attending daily and weekly tasking meetings and tasking the Redbridge Enforcement team as required.
  • Working as required or directed with the police, fire and other statutory partners, council services, external partners and other enforcement agencies, to ensure the provision of effective multi-agency action when dealing crime and disorder, antisocial behaviour, nuisance and environmental issues.
  • Actively participating in Redbridge Action Days
  • If required undertaking emergency planning duties relevant to the post in response incidents across the Borough.
  • To guide, advise and train new REO’s in relation to relevant legislation.

This will involve:

  • Wearing personal protective clothing and equipment as required including personal cameras
  • Installing, monitoring & reviewing monitoring equipment including cameras and noise recorders
  • Regularly checking all allocated equipment, uniform and protective clothing and reporting defects
  • Carrying out routine maintenance of allocated equipment, uniform and protective clothing including cleaning

This will involve:

  • To provide professional advice on legal remedies in relation to anti-social behaviour and street scene cases. To prepare reports for council officers, other agencies and partners on these subjects.
  • Where necessary to apply to a magistrates to conduct surveillance and gather evidence in accordance with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).
  • In conjunction with other agencies to prepare and deliver a range of innovative interventions using best practice, such as warning letters, mediation, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts and CCTV monitoring.
  • Where evidence of infringements of ASB and Street Scene legislation are discovered, to prepare case files and make recommendations to the Team Manager for further enforcement action. To appear in Court or Licensing panels to present evidence on behalf of the Redbridge Enforcement Team in response to investigations and subsequent enforcement reports.

Reference: 34756770

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