Pest Control Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
21/04/2021 00:00
A starting salary of £22,183 - £24,491
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Stakeford Depot
Number of posts:
Closing date:
21 Apr
Further Information


The Council
Northumberland County Council provides a large and diverse range of services across one of the largest counties in England. Local Governments ongoing challenges and the diversity of our communities and the aspiration of the council, to meet the needs of our residents, means we have to work smarter. Thats 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://northumberland.gov.uk/working.

The Service
The post is based within the Housing and Public Protection Service. The Public Protection function is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of regulatory and enforcement activities, which are delivered across two business units, Business Compliance and Public Safety and Public Health Protection Unit.

The Role
1. Undertake pest control treatments in residential and commercial premises, give advice to customers and identify pests upon request.
2. Investigate complaints concerning rodents and possible accumulations of materials which may either be a statutory nuisance or be actionable under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act and to take appropriate action. Collect, document and retain evidence as necessary. Draft letters and notices as required. Appear in court if necessary.

Key responsibilities of the post include.
You will be responsible for carrying out your day-to-day pest treatments within your working area whilst working alongside a small team across the whole of Northumberland.
You will have a sound knowledge of current laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and developments in pest control.
You will work with internal departments, elected members and external partners to improve the health and wellbeing of all residents in Northumberland.

We are offering.
A starting salary of £22,183 - £24,491 (Band 5)
Access to the Local Government Pension scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a comprehensive annual leave provision.
Flexible working arrangements
Essential requirements
RSH or BPCA level 2 in pest management
A comprehensive knowledge of the work and challenges faced by regulatory services. Relevant professional qualification and evidence of ongoing professional development

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Stephen Simmons 01670 623752 for an informal discussion.

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