Environmental Health Officer

  • Full Time
  • Northumberland
  • Salary: £32,029 - £35,934

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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.

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Job Title

2x Environmental Health Officer (Food, Health & Safety) (2 Posts)

The Service

The two posts are based within the Housing & Public Protection Service.

The role

An opportunity has arisen for two forward thinking qualified Environmental Health Officers to become part of the Housing & Public Protection Service’s, Commercial Team. You will effectively 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 competitive annual leave provision.

Essential requirements:

The successful candidates will possess a relevant qualification in Environmental Health to degree standard or equivalent, have an EHRB certificate of registration, and preferably significant post qualification food safety experience with relevant CPD. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who may currently be working within other fields of Environmental Health. The posts are based in Cramlington, but involve travel throughout the County, the applicants must be able to meet the transport requirements of the posts.

Applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

For further information about these vacancies, 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.

Closing date: 14 April 2020

Further information can be found in the job description here and for guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please click here

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

Document 3470-JDPS-EHO-fully-qualified-1.pdf (157.89 KB)

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