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Student (Graduate) Environmental Health Officer

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The role 

The post combines full time employment with the completion of a supported, Masters Degree (MSc) in Environmental Health which will allow career progression to become an Environmental Health Officer.

The role will require the development of investigative and inspection competencies, outstanding communication abilities with a broad range of audiences as well as case management skills and a detailed knowledge of relevant statutory frameworks and enforcement protocols.

The MSc will be undertaken on a part time (three years) distance learning basis alongside the day to day duties. The course fees and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) portfolio and qualification fees will be paid for and will be supported with additional study leave. It is intended that after completing the post graduate qualification and satisfying relevant professional requirements the post holder will be appointed as an Environmental Health Officer.

Candidates should be confident and highly motivated with a strong interest and knowledge of Environmental Health. They must possess the academic potential and determination to successfully complete a post graduate qualification on a distance learning basis. 

Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage their time effectively between academic study, practical training and their day-to-day workload is essential.

The successful applicant must be able to integrate into an established team whilst maintaining a strong ethos of self-management, especially in relation to academic study.

The ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of stakeholders is crucial. 

Essential requirements: 

Applicants must have; 
  • A first class honours degree or upper second class degree (2:1) in a relevant subject, for example, pure or applied science, law, public health, environmental science.  (An upper second class degree (2:2) may be considered with suitable work experience).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrable organisational skills
  • A full driving licence.
Desirable requirements
  • Knowledge or experience of Environmental Health
  • Customer handling experience.
  • Demonstrable self management 
  • Demonstrable time management skills
For further information about this vacancy, please contact Wendy Stephenson on Tel no. 07811366330 or email for an informal discussion. CV's won't be accepted for the role and you MUST complete the full online application form.

Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 
Further information 
 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 see the attached guidance notes here

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 or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Alternative application format: 

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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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