The Environmental health and crime enforcement work community deal with individuals or organisations whose actions prove harmful to their surroundings. The roles are geared towards making companies and individuals adhere to acts which aim to protect the natural & urban environment.
The Environmental Crime enforcement work communities’ remit is to deal with instances of environmental damage by individuals or businesses. At its simplest, this can refer to fly tipping and graffiti and in more complex cases, large scale pollution or habitat damage. The work is varied and can be office-based, but can also involve carrying out detailed site investigations and organising initiatives that aim to prevent further crimes from occurring.
Environmental Health deals with spotting potential problems and preventing them before they arise. An environmental health officer, for instance, works as part of a small team to carry out site investigations and reports them back to the council. The positions are skills-based, so both training and experience are a must.
A few examples of typical positions are listed below, click on them for detailed explanations.