Senior Environmental Health Officer /Public Protection Officer

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Closed for applications on 08/11/2021 23:59
Grades 8-10 (£25,991-£34,728) Grade 11 (£33,782-£37,890)
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Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
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Your normal place of work is Annand House but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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8 Nov
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1 X SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER /PUBLIC PROTECTION OFFICER) TEMPORARY POSITION (12-month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave) (37 hours) Grade 8 to 11
SEHO: Grade 11 (£33,782 - £37,890)
PPO: Grades 8-10 (£25,991- £34,728)

We are seeking talented, dynamic, and inspirational professionals who will play a key role in the delivery of better regulatory services, and to help achieve these goals for County Durham.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Protection Service, in one of the largest unitary councils in the country and contribute to the transformation and improvement of local regulatory service

The full-time positions are available within Durham County Council’s Housing Action Team or Nuisance Action Team. An additional temporary position with a 12 month fixed term contract is also required to cover a period of Maternity leave within the Development Assessment Team.

These teams are part of the Community Protection Service of the Neighbourhoods and Climate Change Directorate.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to be able to undertake the requirements of their role. In addition, successful candidates must have recent experience in either:
• Enforcing housing conditions in the privately rented sector and various public health related duties
• Investigating and enforcing statutory nuisance complaints
• Providing advice on the environmental impacts associated with planning and licensing applications

The career graded roles range from Public Protection Officer to Senior Environmental Health Officer

Appointment within the above career grade being dependent upon qualifications and prior experience within an enforcement role.

You will share our commitment to the delivery of services that are of the highest quality, accord with the Council’s priorities and contribute to the development of a prosperous, safe, and sustainable future for County Durham.

If you wish to discuss any of the above positions further, please contact either:
Denyse Holman, Environment Protection Manager denyse.holman@durham.gov.uk Tele: 03000 260992 (for Housing Action Team /Development Assessment team enquiries)
Graydon Martin, Neighbourhood Interventions Manager graydon.martin@durham.gov.uk Tele: 03000 260889 (for Nuisance Action Team enquires)

It is anticipated that interviews will be held by electronic means on week commencing 15th November 2021

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 263154 / 264469/ 264086/ 266148 or email

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Permanent employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager/Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

Anyone currently listed on the Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team.
Please note in all cases the interview date must be prior to your end date

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

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This job is closed for applications.