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Environmental Health Officer

A Local Authority in County Durham is currently recruiting for an Environmental Health officer to join their District team of the Environmental Health Unit as soon as possible.

This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will be an experienced Environmental Health Officer with a related degree and past employment with a Local Authority.

The purpose of the role is to ensure that all customers both internal and external, receive a consistently high quality level of service, commensurate to the standards required by the local Council.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Maintenance of any records of activities required by Management including material that may be required as evidence for legal proceedings.

  • Representing the Department at Council, Committee or other meetings, on work parties, at Court etc.

    as required.

  • Keeping up-to-date with current legislation and developments in Environmental Health and Public Health, and participating in any in-service training courses that may be required.

  • Promote and maintain at all times good relations with the public including participation in any promotional or publicity exercises and to give formal lectures, talks on aspects of Environmental Health or Public Health work as determined by Management.

  • To assist in the training and development of staff including the personal assessment of team members and to undertake such personal training as may be deemed necessary to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post.

  • Implementation of enforcement, contractual and advisory procedures and policies in relation to Environmental Protection Law, including E.C.

    Directives Regulations and associated legislation, U.K.

    Acts, Regulations, Codes of practice and Guidance Notes etc.

  • Investigation and corrective action in relation to statutory or other public health related nuisance.

  • Monitoring of radioactivity/contamination and initiation of appropriate action.

  • Providing Environmental Control input into Development Control issues, Public Entertainment and other Licensing consultations.


  • Educated to Degree or Diploma level in Environmental Health or a related discipline.

  • Experience of the working knowledge of an Environmental Health Division and of Local Government in general.

  • Working knowledge of the operation of the Environmental Health function.

  • Up to date understanding of current Environmental Health legislation and issues.

  • Ability to contribute to the design, implementation and development of systems and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate with the public and other officers, including presentation of formal talks on Environmental Health topics.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

  • Organisational skills to prioritise and manage workloads.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £38p/hour Umbrella Ltd.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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