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Principal Regulatory Services Officer

Portsmouth City Council Jobs

Reference: 3314 - 4031

Job details


Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

Job type

Full time, Permanent


Band 10 £34,787 - £38,813 p.a.

Closing date

27/09/2020 12:00 am

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your new role

The Principal Regulatory Services Officer is the senior investigator, regulator and decision maker of the Regulatory Services team and is responsible for the delivery of regulatory actions across the entire range of service functions particularly within trading standards and environmental health.

You will be responsible for delivering compliance with the law in the most appropriate manner and in the shortest possible timeframe, ensuring that high regard is given to the entire range of sanctions and best practice whilst remaining in compliance with the law.

Your primarily role will focus upon legislative controls supporting Service Leads and the Regulatory Service Manager in areas falling within the jurisdiction of our pollution control team which investigates statutory nuisance, assesses environmental impacts, delivers environmental permitting regimes and acts as the responsible authority for licensing matters.

The role may require participation in the service’s ‘night noise’ investigation service which operates with a one week in five shift pattern for which a 17% salary allowance is provided.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have or will be working towards a degree or diploma in environmental health, environmental science, acoustics, clean air, engineering, construction or a relevant professional qualification.

You will have extensive relevant regulatory experience including, but not limited to, experience of the judicial system, using the criminal and civil courts. A proven track record of enforcement using PACE, CPIA and RIPA demonstrating compliance

with the various enforcement codes and knowledge and experience of how to gather admissible evidence.

You will possess a high level of IT literacy as well as a high standard of communication and presentation skills to effectively engage with those you will regulate.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

As well as highly competitive pay and 26 days annual leave (excluding public holidays) you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours and a fantastic pension to a fully-fledged rewards portal giving you access to discounts at high street retailers, restaurants and cinemas.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” and ‘How to apply’ to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

How to apply


Please ensure you follow the instructions in the ‘how to apply’ attachment and e-mail your application to