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About Barking & Dagenham

Previously home to the largest car manufacturing plant in Europe, the borough once famous for Fords will soon be famous for films, with London’s biggest film studios set to be built in Dagenham as part of a long-term vision to create 20,000 new jobs. 

Ambitious plans for 50,000 new homes over the next 20 years include an iconic riverside development likened to Barcelona, the creation of a brand-new neighbourhood as part of a plan to tunnel the A13, which is one of the capital’s most vital road links, and the borough will soon be home to London’s first Youth Zone – a dedicated facility offering young people access to a range of activities to showcase their talents.

As the capital expands east, Transport for London has announced a new Overground station that will open in London’s only healthy new town – Barking Riverside - in 2021. The borough will also benefit from Crossrail development and is served by two underground lines and the C2C train service, which takes commuters from Barking to the Tower of London in under 20 minutes.

But it isn’t just the borough that is changing – the council is too.  

We’ve redesigned ourselves to meet the financial challenge facing local government and unlock the potential of Barking and Dagenham. 

This includes everything from creating our own housing and regeneration companies, providing affordable energy for residents and working with local people to help them find jobs and improve their skills.

And our significant transformation hasn’t gone unnoticed. We were named LGC’s Council of the Year in 2018 for our innovative approach but we know we are on a journey of change and our improvement is only just beginning.  

We’re looking for creative people with a proven track record, who want to be part of this change. People who share our determination to improve the lives of our residents, and make sure that no one is left behind. 

Barking and Dagenham is changing, will you be a part of the change? 

More about the council

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It is a very exciting time to work in Barking and Dagenham. 

We have been named Council of the Year for 2018, and we have also achieved the Silver Investors in People accreditation, demonstrating our investment in, and commitment to, our staff. We are also a Disability Confident employer. 

Benefits of working for us

There are a range of benefits available to staff including:

  • flexible working (including flexi-time, part and term-time working)
  • up to 30 days annual leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • learning and development 
  • season ticket and travel loans
  • discounted gym membership
  • employee support and networking groups
  • retail, holiday and travel discounts with our Wider Wallet scheme
  • cycle purchase scheme 
  • credit union membership

Find out more about these and other staff benefits, you can download our staff benefits information pack (PDF, 268KB).

We are very committed to the community of people who work for us and have agreed a staff charter (PDF, 328KB) that sets out what you can expect if you work for us and what we expect in return.

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The roles

Environmental Health Officer - Food and Safety

Working with colleagues, you will provide a specialist service within the environmental health and enforcement in particularly Food Safety (Hygiene and Standard), High Risk Rated Premises, Infectious Diseases control and other related environmental health functions, through a combination of inspections, investigations, advice, training and project work.

Apply for Environmental Health Officer

Team Leader – Environmental Protection

An opportunity has arisen to work within the council’s Regulatory service as Environmental Protection Team Leader to support the delivery of functions relating to Environmental Protection duties including, air quality, permitted processes, contaminated land, Noise, investigation of statutory nuisance, reviewing and advising on all aspects of environmental protection to planning and licensing applications.  

Apply for Team Leader

Environmental Protection Officer (Air Quality)(2 vacancies)

We are looking for a charismatic individual to assist the environmental protection team by contributing to the preparation, implementation and delivery of the statutory London Local Air Quality Management (LLAQM) functions of the council, in accordance with the borough’s Air Quality Management Plan and Air Quality Action Plan.    

Apply for Environmental Protection Officer

Noise and Nuisance Officer

The role is responsible for ensuring that the impact from noise and statutory nuisance on residents and others within the borough is controlled from all sources including domestic, commercial, industrial and entertainment premises using appropriate enforcement powers.  

Apply for Noise and Nuisance Officer

Health and Safety Officer

The role is responsible to enforce health and safety, including public safety and related legislation within the borough by inspection, advice, education, investigation and enforcement activities and thereby improve the health and welfare of those within the borough.

You will be expected to maintain a body of knowledge to enable businesses to carry out their duties and also to be able to advise partners and colleagues on specific health and safety related matters. Advise the service management on changes to legislation and guidance and the impact that this may have on the service

Apply for Health and Safety Officer

Housing Enforcement Officer (4 vacancies)

The role is responsible to improve the quality, safety and choice of residential accommodation in Barking and Dagenham through a range of professional and specialist interventions ensuring compliance through enforcement, compliance using codes of practice, guidance and relevant legislation.  

Apply for Housing Enforcement Officer

Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

The role is responsible to lead the Planning Enforcement Team and to ensure a high quality, customer focused planning service is delivered. The postholder will be providing operational, technical, specialist advice and guidance to team members. In addition, taking on the responsibility for the supervision of the team. 

Apply for Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

Planning Enforcement Officer

The role is responsible for ensuring compliance with planning permissions by undertaking programmed inspections and investigations of complaints relating to breaches of planning permission, alleged unauthorised modifications to and uses of buildings, land and premises unauthorised advertisements displays.

Apply for Planning Enforcement Officer

Financial Intelligence Officer

The role is responsible for playing a key role in the operation of a financial investigations team that delivers a range of reactive and proactive financial investigations in accordance with professional and legislative guidance.

The role will include carrying out risk assessments and intelligence gathering and to support the Enforcement Service through carrying out proactive analysis of data sets, investigating and identifying trends. To provide high-quality, reliable and insightful quantitative and qualitative analysis of enforcement issues.

Apply for Financial Intelligence Officer

Financial Investigation Officer

The role is responsible to lead and develop the overall strategic operational management of a financial investigations team that delivers a range of reactive and proactive financial investigations in accordance with professional and legislative guidance.

Apply for Financial Investigations Officer

Service Manager Private Rented Property Licensing

The role is responsible to lead, develop and direct the council’s Private Sector Housing Team and the Private Rented Property Licensing Scheme including Tenancy Sustainment to ensure for high quality outcomes and the delivery of a robust enforcement service. To establish, maintain and update effective controls for the licensing, regulation of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Licensing. To manage the team in accordance with professional and legislative guidance to regulate conditions within privately rented accommodation across the borough.

Apply for Service Manager

Head of Parking

We’re looking for a forward looking individual that is confident, innovative and able to lead the Parking service in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. As an experienced manager in a relevant field, the post holder will have the skills and experience to enable them to lead the strategic development of the service, which includes responsibility for on street and CCTV related enforcement, road safety, business and customer services and parking design teams.

Apply for Head of Parking