Senior Environmental Health Officer - Qualified

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/08/2021 23:59
£37,890 (rising to £41,881)
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:
1 Aug
Further Information

Senior Environmental Health Officer (Noise control and Nuisance)

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 Community and Environmental Health Team (CEHT) sits within 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, nuisance investigation, housing standards, public health and both operation and strategic community safety. Reporting to the CEHT Manager, the successful applicant will directly manage a team of four professional leading on nuisance investigation and assist in the matrix management of a further two. They will be expected to work closely with the Team’s two other senior officers and in particular, will be required to provide cover for the Senior EHO (Housing). There will be opportunities for integration and close/joint working with the Community Safety Team.

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 provide leadership and direct supervision for their team and must therefore have a strong professional background in nuisance investigation however, experience of housing standards would be highly desirable as would previous management experience. Experience of Community Safety or the investigation of anti-social behaviour would be desirable.

A strong commitment to staff development is essential as is the ability to work to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake project work.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £37,890 (rising to £41,881)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
Applicants must,
Hold a recognised graduate or post graduate qualification in Environmental Health.
Have significant experience in the investigation/enforcement of nuisance and the associated legal framework.
A driving license

Desirable requirements:
Experience of housing standards investigation and enforcement including a current HHSRS qualification.
Management experience.
A professional qualification in acoustics or nuisance investigation.
Experience of Community Safety or investigation of anti-social behaviour.

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification.

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.

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

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

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 1st August 2021

Please note
This job is closed for applications.