Commercial Team Leader

£36,379 per annum
21 Mar 2018
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



(Food Safety/Health & Safety/Licensing)

Salary: Principal Officer Grade 9 (£36,379 per annum)

(Plus essential user car allowance)

(Relocation package available)

Here at Barrow Borough Council we look after our employees and offer a place where people are proud to live and work.  A better quality of life.

We are looking for a professionally qualified and skilled officer who is competent and confident in the areas of Commercial Services. You will be responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of standards in a wide range of activities including food safety, port health, health and safety, infectious disease and licensing. You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload, serve legal notices and carry out prosecutions where necessary. You will be a fully qualified EHO with at least three years’ post qualification experience in food safety, health and safety and infectious disease work.  You will possess robust and up to date knowledge in all of these areas, be able to demonstrate excellent people, performance and resource management skills.  You must also have the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English.

You will be managing and supporting our dedicated team in their increasingly busy and demanding day to day duties; managing a practical personal workload and assisting the Public Protection Manager in the supervision, management and development of the service.

To be successful, you will be a self-motivated and enthusiastic team player, possessing excellent communication, organisational and analytical skills. This post is ideal for someone looking to progress their career, with full support and training provided.

We need a manager who can innovate and develop service delivery to enable the Council to meet its public protection responsibilities against a background of increasingly demanding resource pressures. We are transforming our services to be more efficient and business-like and need your help to drive this forward.  Our new structure takes effect from 1st April 2018.

The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is situated at the southern tip of Cumbria, on the northern shores of Morecambe Bay and set against the spectacular backdrop of the English Lake District Mountains.  It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is a bustling Victorian town with a proud industrial heritage and a long association with shipbuilding and maritime activities.  The area is perfect for people wanting an active lifestyle with easy access to beaches and the Lake District. The housing is second to none and very reasonably priced. The town has plenty to keep you busy in your role from approved food businesses, hotels and restaurants, industrial estates and leisure-based activities. The role is also commutable from the M6 and the surrounding areas with one of the most scenic journeys in the Country.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure. 

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Graham Barker, Public Protection Manager on (01229) 876372 or Steve Solsby, Assistant Director on (01229) 876359.

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit to apply online.

Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail

Closing date for applications:   Monday, 23rd April 2018

Interview date:   Wednesday, 9th May 2018

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and

from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.


Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

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