Commercial Team Leader + Environmental Protection & Public Health Team Leader

£37,107 per annum
14 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


COMMERCIAL TEAM LEADER (Food Safety, Health & Safety and Licensing)


Salary: Principal Officer Grade 9 (£37,107 per annum) 

(Plus essential user car allowance) 

(Relocation package available) 

Two Team Leader vacancies have arisen, one to manage each of our small teams of dedicated professional and technical staff; the Commercial Services Team (Food Safety, Health & Safety and Licensing) the and Environmental Protection and Public Health Team. We are looking for two professionally qualified and skilled officers who are competent, confident and possess robust and up to date knowledge in these areas.

About us

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. 

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, diverse housing, 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. 

About you

You will be managing and supporting our dedicated teams 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.

We need managers 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. 

You will be able to demonstrate excellent people, performance and resource management skills and be an effective communicator with the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English. 

These posts are ideal for someone looking to progress their career, with full support and training provided and are offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week worked Monday to Friday.   

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

Supporting documents:

Commercial Team Leader (Food Safety, Health & Safety and Licensing) - Job Description & Person Specification

Environmental Protection and Public Health Team Leader – Job Description & Person Specification

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 (Asst. Director Regeneration & Built Environment) on 01229 876359. 

To apply for these vacancies 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:    Friday, 1st June 2018 

Interview Date: Week Commencing 11th June 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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