Team Leader – Residential & Environmental Protection Officer - Food Safety Team

Location
London
Salary
£25,809 - £54,597
Posted
24 Jul 2019
Closes
16 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Team Leader – Residential

Salary: RBK Grade K : £49,464 - £54,597 pa
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston/Sutton

The London boroughs of Kingston and Sutton have come together to create an ambitious and forward-looking shared service, covering Regulatory Services and Highways & Transport functions.

With a focus on delivering high quality front-line services, this innovative partnership plays its role in creating sustainable communities, with a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all.

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and enthusiastic Team Leader to lead and develop the Residential service, building on its established successes.

About the role
As Residential Team Leader you will lead your teams to successfully deliver a range of outcomes within the private housing sector.

The role covers private sector housing and renewal being responsible for investigating and dealing effectively with nuisance complaints, including noise, housing standards, HMO licensing and public health and the management of the shared Home Improvement Agency who managing the housing grants programme and providing advice and support.

The Team Leader role is supported by 2 Lead Officers enabling the role to have a strategic focus on service improvement, commercialisation, collaborative working and implementing innovative ways to deliver the best results for our residents.

The role spans both boroughs and is an opportunity to make a real impact in South West London by driving up housing standards, maximising independence and improving the quality of life for residents.

About you
The Shared Service is a professional service requiring technical knowledge and expertise. We are seeking someone with wide experience within the private housing sector, and the passion to deliver high quality effective services to our residents while exploring innovative solutions in challenging climates.

An experienced manager you will be organised, diligent and flexible, with good communication skills and able to work on your own initiative. You will be financially astute with experience of monitoring both capital and revenue budgets.
   
The Shared Service works across two boroughs with offices based in the attractive Kingston town centre and the leafy suburb of Carshalton and we offer agile and flexible working.

You will benefit from a commitment to your professional and personal development, a generous leave entitlement, the opportunity to work flexibly, attractive working spaces, and up-to-date messaging and video technology that fosters networking and collaboration. Kingston council offers a town centre retail and restaurant discount scheme and access to discounted leisure facilities.

About the Councils
The Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Sutton are key partners and have adopted an approach based on strategic collaboration. This has already resulted in a number of shared services including ICT, HR and this Environment Service with further opportunities being explored.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Fiona Meads, Group Manager, Regulatory Services on 020 8770 5935
 

Benefits we offer

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 26/29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.

Apply

To apply please complete our online application form, making sure you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile.pdf when completing your supporting statement.


Closing Date: 16/08/2019
Interview Date: 28,29/08/2019

Environmental Protection Officer - Food Safety Team

Salary Details: Tier 1 £25,809 - £33,291 (RBK Grade F-G) Tier 2 £33,291 - £42,684 (RBK Grade H-I)
Appointment Type: Permanent
Job Term: Full Time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston


The London boroughs of Kingston and Sutton have come together to create an ambitious and forward-looking shared service, covering Regulatory Services and Highways & Transport functions.

With a focus on delivering high quality front line services, this innovative partnership plays its role in creating sustainable communities, with a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all.

We are looking for a passionate, committed and enthusiastic professional to join us as we continue to develop and shape the service.

About the role

As an Environmental Protection Officer you will be joining a hard working dedicated team that is committed to improving food hygiene and standards across the Shared Environment Service.

The successful applicant will need problem solving skills stamina and energy to undertake Commercial Environmental Health work comprising a monthly target of food hygiene; food standards and infectious disease inspections and will handle service requests complaints investigations and provide advice to businesses and consumers. Knowledge and experience of health and safety enforcement work would also be an advantage.

About you

You will be a qualified or newly qualified Environmental Health Officer EHORB registered with the knowledge and recent experience to demonstrate your ability to carry out official food controls and enforce food law in all categories of food premises.

You will have knowledge and experience of the EU Regulations and official controls for feed and food law as well as an understanding of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 PACE and RIPA amongst other legislation.

You will be competent and professional with good communication skills and able to work on your own initiative. You will be accurate adaptable and be organised, with an eye for detail and be comfortable working under pressure.

The Shared Service does not yet operate from one location and you will be expected to work in either borough occasionally as required; you would however be primarily located in Kingston.

As an Environmental Protection Officer, you may also be asked to assist and support other regulatory teams across the Service. Whilst use of a car is not essential, the availability of a car for casual work use would be desirable.

As part of our team, we commit to your professional and personal development, offer a generous leave entitlement, and provide the opportunity to work agilely in modern work spaces, using up-to-date messaging and video technology that fosters smart and efficient working.

In addition Kingston Council offers a town centre retail and restaurant discount scheme and access to discounted leisure and parking facilities.

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 26 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.

The Royal London Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Sutton are key partners and have adopted an approach based on strategic collaboration. This has already resulted in a number of shared services including ICT and HR and this Environment Service, further opportunities are being explored.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kim Stephens Team Leader at 020 8770 5632 or contact Kate Nicholls Lead Officer Environmental Health Commercial on 0208 770 5588.

Apply

To apply please complete our online application form, making sure you provide a supporting statement outlining what skills, experience and abilities you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the job profile when completing your supporting statement.

Advert Closing date: 23/08/2019
Provisional Interview date(s): 03/09/2019 & 04/09/2019

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