Environmental Health Officer

£32,029 - £35,934
21 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Officer

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 is based within the Housing & Public Protection Service.   

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking qualified Environmental Health Officer to become part of the Housing & Public Protection Service’s Commercial Team.  You will effectively implement and deliver planned food hygiene inspections, investigate infectious disease cases and outbreaks, respond to complaints, service requests and enquiries, taking necessary enforcement action to improve standards and protect public health.  Experience with programmed and reactive Health & Safety work would be desirable.

You will be an excellent team player and a competent individual used to dealing with complex routine and reactive case work.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills including negotiation and presentation are essential.

We are offering:

  • A starting salary of £32,029 (scale £32,029 - £35,934)
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A wide range of staff benefits including flexible working and a competitive annual leave provision.

Essential requirements:

The successful candidate will possess a relevant qualification in Environmental Health to degree standard or equivalent, have an EHORB certificate of registration, and significant post qualification food safety experience with relevant CPD.  The post is based at Cramlington but involves travel throughout the County so you must be able to meet the transport requirements of the post.

Applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Mark Mitchell (01670 623796 / mark.mitchell@northumberland.gov.uk) or Robert Graham (01670 623799 / robert.graham@northumberland.gov.uk)  for an informal discussion.

If you would like to apply for the job then please click  on https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Environmental_Health_Officer/188774 which will take you to the job on the NE Jobs website.

Closing date: Monday 22nd July 2019 at 12 Noon.

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 Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or claire.coe@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 interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

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