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Environmental Health Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/09/2020
Advert End Date:
24/09/2020 23:59
Salary:
Grade 7 - 8 (SCP 26 - 35) £29,636 - £37,849 salary depending on qualification level
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
199999
Employment Location:
Jack Crawford House
Post Number:
50090264

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Sep


Further information

Fixed term for 12 months

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Health Officer to join a growing team in Sunderland, with experience of working in health and safety enforcement, and should ideally have experience of undertaking health and safety inspections, with a good knowledge of health and safety law.

This fixed term temporary position will support the existing Environmental Health and Licensing Teams in meeting the increasing demands of COVID-19 related enquiries to the Council. Main duties will include reactive investigations and subsequent review of COVID-19 secure premises risk assessments within commercial premises across the City, providing suitable advice to businesses regarding all COVID-19 related matters. The successful candidate will undertake the investigation of potential breaches of legislation by gathering evidence, undertaking formal interviews including service of statutory notices, preparing case files and statements and attending court when necessary, using a graduated and proportionate approach to enforcement.

The ideal candidate should be able to undertake reactive investigations of complex COVID-19 outbreaks with minimal supervision. In doing so, they will ensure businesses adhere to relevant social distancing requirements and adopt appropriate hygiene measures across the City using a range of skills including but not limited to; good verbal communication; persuasion; the provision of advice and guidance or; enforcement where necessary to secure compliance with all relevant legislation or guidance.


If you would like to discuss the opportunities available in Environmental Health in Sunderland, please call Colin Rudd on 0191 561 1968

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.


Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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