Technical Officer - Environmental and Housing Protection

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/05/2021 23:59
£24,982 - £27,741
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
West Hartford Fire Station and H.Q.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 May
Further Information

Technical Officer (Environment and Housing Protection) Private Water supplies 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
The Team are looking for a Technical Officer, who will have specific key duties relating to the inspection, sampling and regulation of Private Water supplies across Northumberland.
The successful candidate will possess a demonstrable interest in environmental protection issues and will have good communication and IT skills.
They will have a science background and relevant experience in a regulatory role. A high level of organisational and administrative skills are required as well as technical subject specific knowledge of private water supplies and the protection of Public Health.
The post is currently based in Cramlington.
The post holder will report to our specialist Private Water Supply Environmental Health Officer on a day to day basis and the Senior Environmental Protection Officer within the EP Team.
On the Job training and specialist courses and accreditation will be available to the successful candidate.
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 also be subject to a DBS check.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £24,982 - £27,741 (Band 6)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Wendy Stephenson T. 01670 623700 wendy.stephenson@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

More information can be found in the job description in the supporting documents.

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

Please note
This job is closed for applications.