Share this Job

Environmental Quality Officer - Air Quality RBKC7750

Job Summary:

Salary Range: £32,900 - £44,500 per annum 

Work Location: Council Offices, 37 Pembroke Road, W8 6PW 

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 16 September 2019

Interview date: 7 October 2019

Contact details for an informal discussion: Rebecca Brown, Environmental Quality Manager on 020 7341 5165 or at

About Us:

Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services.

Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks.  The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline.

If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.

The Role:

An opportunity now exists in the Environmental Quality Team for an experienced and motivated air quality specialist.

The main focus of this post is to address air quality issues through the planning process and implement the councils’ Air Quality Action Plans.

You will work as part of a larger team who also deal with other duties including contaminated land, industrial processes and the enforcement of the ‘polluter pays’ principle ensuring the prevention and remediation of environmental damage. 

Applicants must describe how they meet each section in the Selection Criteria/Person Specification document provided to be considered for this post (i.e. Qualification and Experience, Skills, Experience and Attitude, etc.).

To view the full job description/person specification, please click here: Job description

About You:

The successful candidate should have relevant professional experience, detailed technical knowledge and a good understanding of environmental legislation and how it affects the work of the council. Experience with the planning system is highly desirable. 

You will be qualified at a minimum to a degree level in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, or equivalent).

Excellent verbal and written communication and IT skills are a must and experience of databases, GIS packages and quantitative risk assessment tools is required.

Role Requirements:
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of EU, national and local environmental legislation and guidance related to air quality. Understanding of the duties and powers this legislation places on the department. 
  • Understanding of relevant environmental planning guidance and legislation. 
  • A thorough understanding of air quality assessments. 
  • Experience of using a GIS based database and quantitative risk assessment modelling tools. 
  • To have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and to be able to communicate complex themes in technical and non-technical terms, both orally and in writing, concisely with a variety of different audiences and have the ability to contribute to corporate issues within the organisation. 
  • Numerate and well organised and be able to analyse and interpret complex data and seek solutions to technical challenges.   
  • Experience and willingness to work within a team environment delivering an effective and proficient service to our users. 
  • Excellent IT skills and experience working with large database systems. 
  • A commitment to the Council’s equal opportunities policy and the ability to understand and implement the policy in relation to the job responsibilities. 


  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant environmental planning guidance and legislation. 
  • Experience producing or reviewing air quality monitoring and assessment reports on small scale major developments/projects with minimal supervision and contribution to colleagues’ work on large scale major developments/projects. 
  • Experience addressing the satisfaction of air quality requirements (e.g. planning conditions) on the relevant small scale major developments/projects. 
  • Experience assisting in the coordination and management of air quality monitoring or improvement projects. 


We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are Disability Confident - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

Job Segment: Air Quality, Engineer, GIS, Geology, Database, Engineering, Technology