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Environmental Health Officer - Fully Qualified.3470

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/10/2021 23:59
£32,910 - £36,922
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:
31 Oct

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Further information

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

Who is NCC?
World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

Job Title
3x Environmental Health Officer (3 Posts).
**Please indicate in your job application which post you are interested in**

The Service
The three posts are based within the Housing & Public Protection Service spanning 3 teams, please see breakdown below.

The Role

Commercial Team (1 Post)
An opportunity has arisen for a forward-thinking Environmental Health Officers to become part of the Housing & Public Protection Service’s Commercial Team. You will effectively deliver programmed food hygiene inspections, investigate infectious disease cases and outbreaks, respond to complaints, service requests and enquiries, taking necessary enforcement action to improve standards and protect public health. Experience across the broad spectrum of environmental health would be desirable.

Environmental Protection (1 Post)
As part of the Team, you will effectively inspect local authority permitted industrial sites, respond to planning consultations, implement the Contaminated Land Strategy, regulate private water supplies through risk assessment and improvement interventions, monitor air quality across the County, respond to a variety of environmental complaints, service requests and enquiries, taking necessary enforcement action to improve environmental standards and protect public health.

Community & Environmental Health (1 Post)
The post holder will manage a varied caseload of nuisance, public health and housing standards related work. This will include liaison with the public, updating case records, inspection, evidence gathering in accordance with appropriate legislative frameworks, site visits, and the use of technical equipment and progression of cases through appropriate enforcement pathways.

Candidates should have significant experience of housing and nuisance investigation and a detailed understanding of appropriate legal frameworks. A current HHSRS qualification is essential. 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.

All 3 officers need to be an excellent team players and a competent individual used to dealing with complex routine and reactive case work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including negotiation and presentation are essential.

We are offering:
- A starting salary between £32,910 - £36,922 depending upon experience and qualifications.
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including flexible working and competitive annual leave provision.

Essential requirements:
The successful candidates will possess a relevant qualification in Environmental Health to degree standard or equivalent, have or be working towards EHRB certificate of registration or equivalent, and preferably significant post qualification experience with relevant CPD. The posts are based in Cramlington, but will involve travel throughout the County. Applicants must be able to meet the transport requirements of the posts.

Full details can be found in the attached job description

For further information about these vacancies, please contact for an informal discussion.
Commercial Team - Mark Mitchell (01670 623796 / mark.mitchell@northumberland.gov.uk)
Environmental Protection - Wendy Stephenson (01670 623796 / wendy.stephenson@northumberland.gov.uk)
Community & Environmental Health - Liam Howley (01670 623796 / liam.howley@northumberland.gov.uk)

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 31st October 2021

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

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. 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 also let the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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