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Dog Enforcement Officer (SO1)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£29,766 - £30,771
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/02/2020 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

The Dog Enforcement Officers is a unique and challenging role;

  • You will be responsible for investigating complaints regarding dangerous dogs and taking appropriate action. 
    • You will be responsible for investigating welfare complaints and taking the appropriate action.
    • Attending court and giving evidence when required
    • Dealing with stray dogs in line with council policy
    • Assisting kennel officers when required
    • the transportation of dogs as required
    • to maintain clear and accurate records
    • to assist in emergencies concerning  animals
    • site working in all weathers

You must have the following relevant experience

  • Experience law and legislation surrounding dogs and council statutory duties
  • Experience in investigation and applying legislation in a real world scenario
  • Experience in the handling of aggressive and dangerous dogs and associated risks. To be aware of the proper use of protective equipment and familiar with the use of such protective clothing and equipment.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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