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Environmental Protection Officer (Noise & Nuisance)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/06/2021 23:59
£28,672 (rising to £32,234)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
West Hartford Fire Station and H.Q.
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Jun

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Environmental Protection Officer (Noise & Nuisance)

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.
For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
The Community and Environmental Health Team (CEHT) is part of the Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service which is responsible for a wide range of regulatory functions including Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Building Control and Environmental Enforcement as well as the management of the Council’s housing stock.

With 18 staff the CEHT areas of responsibilities include, noise control and other nuisance investigation, housing standards, public health and both operational and strategic community safety. Reporting to the Senior Environmental Health Officer (Nuisance), the successful applicant will form part of a five-person team leading on noise control and other nuisance investigation.

This is fast paced environment with a focus on outcomes for residents with a highly varied workload reflecting the mixed urban and rural character of the County.

The Role
The post holder will manage a varied caseload of nuisance and nuisance related work. This will include liaison with the public, updating case records, evidence gathering in accordance with appropriate legislative frameworks, site visits, the use of technical equipment and progression of cases through appropriate enforcement pathways.

Candidates should have significant experience of nuisance investigation and a detailed understanding of appropriate legal frameworks. Experience of Community Safety or the investigation of anti-social behaviour would be desirable.

A strong commitment to self development is essential as is the ability to work to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake project work.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £28,672 (rising to £32,234)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
Applicants must,
Hold a recognised graduate or post graduate qualification in Environmental Science or associated subject.
Have significant experience in the investigation/enforcement of nuisance and the associated legal framework.
A driving license

Desirable requirements
A professional qualification in acoustics or nuisance investigation.
Experience of Community Safety or investigation of anti-social behaviour.
For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Liam Howley on tel no. 07896037747 or email liam.howley@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 17th June 2021

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