Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/05/2021 23:59
£28,672 - £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:
Closing date:
4 May
Further Information

37 hours per week

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 post involves working within the small but specialised Environmental Protection Team, as part of the Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service. This team deals with air Quality, Land contamination, Industrial processes, Development control and Private water supplies.

The role
An opportunity has arisen for the post of a suitably qualified Environmental Protection Officer to become part of the Council’s Housing & Public Protection Service.
As part of Public Protection’s Environmental Protection Team, you will inspect Local Authority Permitted sites, respond to Planning consultations, implement the Contaminated Land Strategy, support residents on Private Water Supplies through assessment and improvement interventions, monitor Air Quality across the district, respond to complaints, service requests and enquiries, taking necessary enforcement action to improve standards and protect public health.
You will need experience in the Environmental Protection specialism and relevant experience in a regulatory role, be an excellent team player and possess competency in organising and dealing with complex routine and proactive casework.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including IT skills are essential.

The successful candidate will possess a broad knowledge of Environmental Health to Degree or an equivalent level technical qualification.
Applicants with a relevant qualification in Environmental Health, must have a certificate of registration with EHORB.
As this post involves travel throughout the County you must be able to meet the transport requirements, having a full clean driving licence.
Applicants will be subject to a DBS check.
Post Covid, the post will be based in Cramlington but our offices in Hexham and Alnwick can be used.
The post holder will report to our Senior Environmental Health Officer within the EP Team on a day to day basis.
On the Job training and specialist courses and accreditation will be available to the successful candidate.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £28,672 - £32,234 (Band 7)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre in May 2021.
For further information about this vacancy, please contact Wendy Stephenson T. 01670 623700 wendy.stephenson@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.
Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Jag Stockham at  Jag.Stockham@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service. 

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 contact email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.