Environmental Enforcement Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/04/2020 00:00
A starting salary of £24,313 - £26,999
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Stakeford Depot
Closing date:
3 Apr
Further Information

Job Title: Environmental Enforcement Officer (2 posts)

Salary: Band 6, £24,313 - £26,999 p.a.

Status: Fixed term for 12 months


You will be responsible for taking action to improve environmental conditions within the County of Northumberland and you will encourage compliance with relevant legislation related to environmental crime. Your workload will be both reactive in response to service requests and proactive as you will participate in a programme of enforcement patrols to control levels of dog fouling and littering. When necessary you will take part in formal enforcement action including the service of fixed penalty notices and preparing case files for prosecution through the court system.

The job will involve liaising with stakeholders (police, local councils, social housing companies, private landowners etc), publicising, promoting and enforcing the council's enforcement work. You will work in partnership with other council departments including Waste Management, Neighbourhood Services, Legal Services and other units within the Fire & Rescue Group.

You must have a good standard of education and knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Anti - Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 and other associated environmental & waste control related legislation. You should also have a working knowledge of the Regulation of Investigative Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE).

You will be expected to have excellent literacy and numeracy skills with the ability to provide comprehensive reports and the ability to handle difficult confrontational situations involving angry or aggressive customers. You must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build excellent working relationships to adopt a collaborative approach to work both internally and with partner organisations.

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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

Weekly working hours: 37 hours

Please note
This job is closed for applications.