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Technical Assistant.3927

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
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Employment Location:
West Hartford Fire Station and H.Q.
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

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Technical Assistant

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”

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 have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
- A salary of £24,982 to £27,741
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

Essential requirements:
- Applicants must possess:
- 2 Science A levels or NVQ Level 3 equivalents
- Have some 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.

Full details can be found in the attached job description.

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.

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 16th September 2021

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.

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

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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