Technical Officer - Environmental and Housing Protection

£25,419 - £28,226
06 May 2022
20 May 2022
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

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.

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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 does not offer any development opportunity beyond the current role and payscale.

Post Covid, the post will be based in Cramlington but our offices in Hexham and Alnwick can be used.

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 £25,419 - £28,226 (Band 6)

-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

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

-Flexible working arrangements

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre or via Teams.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Gillian Plaice (Senior EHO) t. 07811366346 for an informal discussion.


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Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. 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 also let the team know.

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. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed.

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