How you'll make a difference

You will be responsible for the management and delivery of key Environmental Health and Trading Standards Services aimed at protecting businesses, residents and communities by providing technical enforcement and regulatory statutory services. Your team will comprise of a group of professional staff who lead prevention and intervention around Environmental Protection,Food and Health and Safety,Private Sector Housing, Trading Standards and Metrology.

The gross revenue for the service is in the region of £2.25m per annum with an income target of £470k and a net budget of £1.8m and you will also be responsible for the demand-led provision of equipment through Disabled Facilities Grants with an annual capital value of £2m.

This post is restricted to permanent and temporary employees of South Gloucestershire Council only.
 

What will you be doing

  • You will lead on negotiating and implementing plans and statutory obligations to protect the public and the environment, maximising delivery within the resource available and balancing the delivery of risk-based service provision.
  • In the role you will be responsible for a team of approx 50 staff and will lead and develop services to ensure effective delivery, meeting performance objectives and outcomes and promote a positive team culture.
  • Playing a key role you will form policies, regulations, codes of practice, processes and procedures for the service, monitoring and controlling their implementation and enforcement. You will also respond to breaches of statutory requirements and respond to major incidents in order to protect health and the environment.
  • You will formulate, propose and gain approval for longer-term and annual business plans and budgets to ensure cost effective budgeting and resource plans.
  • Leading on partnership arrangements, you will identify and pursue opportunities for partnership working, promoting best practice and share expertise and resources and access funding opportunities.
  • You will be responsible for preparing and presenting reports for the Council, external stakeholders and partners on the interpretation of major issues impacting on technical, enforcement and regulation services and deliver complex reports which may involve dealing with conflicting priorities.

What we need from you

  • You must have a relevant Environmental Health or Trading Standards qualification and post graduate management qualification or equivalent relevant experience. You will also have Membership of CIEH, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
  • It is essential that you have significant Senior Management experience in leading a service area that delivers effective education and enforcement programmes for the protection of businesses, communities and individuals.
  • You must have a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulatory framework for the provision of the Environmental Health & Trading Standard services.
  • It is essential that you have experience in working alongside a variety of multi disciplinary audiences, advising and negotiating effectively at senior level with external bodies such as the Food Standards Agency; Environment Agency; and Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards South West / National Trading Standards Service.
  • We require you to have extensive experience of communication and negotiation with the public, organisations and businesses and wide range of community groups and members of the public and the ability to communicate effectively with those who are believed to be committing offences.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives, and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
 
We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
 

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work, and learn here.   

  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life  
  • We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  

We’re making a difference, be part of it! 

For more information, please contact EH & Trading Standards Service Manager on 01454 863569 or email [email protected]

This post is restricted to permanent and temporary employees of South Gloucestershire Council only.
 

We are also offering this as an internal secondment opportunity, you should first seek your line managers permission before applying.

This is for a limited term contract for 12 months.
 

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