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Public Health & Standards Senior Advisor - OT/FTC 10 months (Coventry) posted by Severn Trent

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Public Health & Standards Senior Advisor - OT/FTC 10 months (Coventry)

Job no: STW08088
Location: City Centre Coventry STC Salary: / Closing date: 18/09/2019
Are you someone with strong analytical skills who loves to investigate and solve problems? Do you have great communication skills?

Look no further, this role could be perfect for you. Providing a clean and safe drinking water supply is one of the most important responsibilities of the business and the Public Health and Standards team are at the forefront of this vital role. Investigating water quality issues, providing technical advice to stakeholders across the business and keeping our customers informed are all essential parts of the role. You will also support the wider business by providing expert water quality advice during the delivery of major capital schemes and through undertaking audits focussing on water supply hygiene. As a senior advisor, you will help provide 24/7 water quality support to the business through the Public Health and Standards team duty desk and you will need to be flexible to take part in weekend working and out of hours standby cover as part of a rota. In return, this role will allow you to develop a thorough understanding of the clean water business and to build relationships with
stakeholders across the organisation. Whilst full training in all aspects of the role will be provided, having a good core knowledge of the clean water business alongside basic principles of water treatment and distribution will stand you in excellent stead.
As a Senior Water Quality Advisor, your key skills and competencies will include:

Investigating and resolving water quality issues and providing expert advice to stakeholders across the business both reactively in response to water quality issues and proactively in relation to planned work whilst ensuring that public health is protected at all times. Providing the day to day interface between the business and public health professionals within local health authorities. Ensuring day to day compliance with all aspects of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations. Taking personal ownership to ensure customers are kept fully up to date on progress with investigating and resolving any water quality problems. Supporting with wider business through participation in a range of audit and assurance activities.
Experience required in order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will have:

Essential: Degree or equivalent in a scientific or engineering subject Full Driving License Desirable: Membership of a relevant professional body (CIWEM, IWO etc.)
Severn Trent benefits include:

£26,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience 28 days' holiday plus 8 bank holidays The team operate a competency framework with excellent opportunities for development and salary progression.
Additional information.

This is a fixed term contract for 10 months

Severn Trent Centre is located in the heart of Coventry. We are only a 10 minute walk from the Coventry train station and a 5 minute walk from nearby bus stations making your commute journey very easy and accessible.
Who are Severn Trent?

Think of water and you probably think of us. We're one of the largest regulated water companies across England and Wales. Severn Trent runs through the heart of the UK, providing essential services from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, and from Shropshire to the East Midlands. Our teams are dedicated to maintaining the flow of water to and from our customers' homes. We're continually investing in our people and infrastructure, so everyone can tap into the wonderful water we provide well into the future. Wonderful for all We're building an inclusive company. We've created a culture that encourages all of our people to think of every single day as an opportunity to do something better. Our most ambitious goals depend on forward-thinking ideas, no matter who they come from. As employers, we welcome people from all walks of life and promote diversity and inclusion
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