Senior Environmental Health Officer

£32,878 to £36,876 p.a. Grade 11
30 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
REAL/19/242 – NEJ Site Ref. 190000
Contract Type
Full Time

Durham County Council

Regeneration and Local Services – Environmental Health and Consumer Protection

Senior Environmental Health Officer

£32,878 to £36,876 p.a. Grade 11

Job Location:  Annand House, Meadowfield. However, you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham.

Applicants who are in their final year of study and aiming to be fully qualified as an Environmental Health Practitioner by October 2020 will also be considered.

In such circumstances, appointments will be commensurate with Public Protection Officer Grades 8-10, (£25,295 to £33,799 per annum) pending successful completion of the required Environmental Health qualifications, professional examinations and registration with EHRB.

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection service team in one of the largest unitary councils in the country and contribute to the transformation and improvement of local regulatory services. To succeed, you will need to understand the scale, and complexity of the organization, and have the ability to meet the challenges ahead.

We are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Environmental Health practitioner to join our specialist teams, who 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.

Successful candidates must have recent operational experience of working across a range of environmental health disciplines, and possess the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to undertake investigations, interventions, and enforcement in those subject areas.

With regard to the SEHO positions we are particularly keen to attract candidates who can demonstrate competencies in the areas of food safety and/or pollution control.

Required essential Qualifications:

As a Senior EHO you will be appropriately qualified with a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and be registered with the Environmental Health Officer’s Registration Board or equivalent. You will have recent operational experience in the disciplines specified above.

Applicants working towards full qualification and aiming to achieve it by October 2020, will be considered for appointment at the Public Protection Officer grades (8-10) and move into a Senior Environmental Health Officer role on achieving all suitable qualifications and experience.

In these circumstances, candidates may be offered a conditional appointment subject to completion of their Environmental Health degree qualification.

Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 2nd September 2019.

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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Michael Yeadon or Joanne Waller, Environment, Health & Consumer Services on tel. no. 03000 260923 or email 

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance please contact the HR Operations & Data Team, telephone 03000 264469 / 264223 / 268153 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.

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

Closing date Sunday 18th August 2019

Application only via the North East Jobs Site at

Vacancy Ref. No. REAL/19/242 – NEJ Site Ref. 190000