New 'environmental crime officer' sought to investigate littering and fly tipping in Milton Keynes

MK Council is advertising for a specialist officer to stamp out crimes on the local environment.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 1:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 1:30 pm

The full-time role will pay up to £39,880 a year and involve investigating and prosecuting people for fly tipping, littering, abandoning vehicles and other offences committed on MK's streets and green areas,

The officer will be expected to deal with issues from report to prosecution, including taking witness statements, exhibiting evidence, interviewing suspects, issuing fixed penalty notices and preparing case files for court.

MK Council's Environmental Crime Unit is the enforcement arm of the Environment and Waste Services Team.

One of the duties will be investigating fly tipping

It also deals with unauthorised encampments within the borough and carries out numerous evictions every year, following statutory guidelines.

A council spokesman said: "The role holder will work, both pro-actively and re-actively, to tackle issues that impact on the quality of life of Milton Keynes residents. They will deal with victims, witnesses and suspects, as well as partner agencies and other departments within the council."

The successful applicant must be skilled in investigation and conflict management, as well as having extensive legal knowledge of the environmental crime field.

The job, along with other Mk Council vacancies, can be applied for here .