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Senior Environmental Health Officer (Noise control and Nuisance)

Northumberland County Council
£37,890 (rising to £41,881)
Closing date
1 Aug 2021
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Senior Environmental Health Officer (Noise control and Nuisance)

Starting salary of £37,890 (rising to £41,881)

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:

The Service

The Community and Environmental Health Team (CEHT) sits within the Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service, which is responsible for a wide range of regulatory functions including Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Building Control and Environmental Enforcement as well as the management of the Council’s housing stock.

With 18 staff, the CEHT areas of responsibilities include, nuisance investigation, housing standards, public health and both operation and strategic community safety. Reporting to the CEHT Manager, you will directly manage a team of four professional leading on nuisance investigation and assist in the matrix management of a further two. You will be expected to work closely with the Team’s two other senior officers and in particular, will be required to provide cover for the Senior EHO (Housing). There will be opportunities for integration and close/joint working with the Community Safety Team.

This is fast paced environment with a focus on outcomes for residents with a highly varied workload reflecting the mixed urban and rural character of the County.

The Role

You will provide leadership and direct supervision for your team and must therefore have a strong professional background in nuisance investigation, however, experience of housing standards would be highly desirable, as would previous management experience. Experience of Community Safety or the investigation of anti-social behaviour would be desirable.

A strong commitment to staff development is essential as is the ability to work to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake project work.

We are offering:

●            Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

●            A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

●            Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:

You must:

•            Hold a recognised graduate or post graduate qualification in Environmental Health.

•            Have significant experience in the investigation/enforcement of nuisance and the associated legal framework.

•            A driving licence.

Desirable requirements:

•            Experience of housing standards investigation and enforcement, including a current HHSRS qualification.

•            Management experience.

•            A professional qualification in acoustics or nuisance investigation.

•            Experience of Community Safety or investigation of anti-social behaviour.

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification here

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Liam Howley on 07896037747, or at for an informal discussion.

Closing date: Midnight on 1 August 2021.

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