Environmental Enforcement Officer (Dog Control)

Environmental Enforcement Officer (Dog Control)
Grade: G
Salary: £26,873 - £29,269 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: Working an average of 3 days a week on a rota basis
Location: Scarborough
Do you care about the environment, neighbourhood and helping the public? 
If so, you are just what we are looking for!
An opportunity has arisen for a Dog Control Officer as part of the wider Environmental Enforcement Team on an initial 12 month Fixed term contract. You’ll mainly be working along the East Coast of North Yorkshire. 


Our Team
The Environmental Enforcement Team is responsible for operational delivery of specific powers relating to the environmental wellbeing of North Yorkshire, ensuring the county is a clean and welcoming place for residents, businesses, and visitors to enjoy. The team works on a wide variety of environmental enforcement related issues which impact the public and the environment.
The Role
As our Environmental Enforcement Officer (Dog control) you will respond to notifications of stray dogs, seize stray dogs, scan for microchips and return dogs to their owners or to the Council’s stray dog reception centre.
You will also:
Liaise with charities to rehome stray dogs
Erect relevant signage appropriate to the post
Give advice and assistance to the police and others in relation to stray/abandoned dogs
Issue microchip warning letters as required and microchip dogs on request, ensuring any appropriate fee is paid at the time of microchipping
Investigate in accordance with relevant environmental protection legislation including dog control, dog fouling, waste, fly tipping, unauthorised encampments, and other environmental crimes.
The role will require you to work one in every 3 weekends during the summer season patrolling to ensure people are following the restrictions as stated in the Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order.
What you will bring
You will be a self-motivated individual with experience of working with the public and confident around dogs of all kinds. You’ll be an effective communicator giving advice and assistance in relation to stray/abandoned dogs. You will have knowledge of current legislation in respect of enforcement and be able to engage, encourage and educate people in an enforcement role when required. You will have Experience of enforcing legislation or undertaking other enforcement work, conducting interviews under caution, evidence gathering and preparing for prosecution in court.
Working for us
When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days rising to 34 days (pro-rata) per year with continued service, plus public holidays. Pension: save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme. Fitness & Rewards: Fitness discounts with various Gyms across the county. Stay on top of your game and save £££. Lifestyle Savings: explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers. Plus lots more…
Contact and Apply
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dave Wellington on 07807529734.
Applying is easy, simply click on apply, register your details, remove your personal details from your CV and upload.  
We look forward to hearing from you.
Key Dates


Closing date: 23rd June 2024
Interview date:  2nd & 3rd July 2024


Key Documents


Job Description.docx

Environmental Enforcement Officer (Dog Control)
Location: Scarborough Area
Salary: £26,873 - £29,269