Team Leader (Environmental Health)

£35,934 – £38,813
12 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Team Leader (Environmental Health)


Address – Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

Salary – £35,934 – £38,813 per annum

Full Time, Permanent

Working hours –  36.25 Hours per week

As the Team Leader you will be responsible for leading the Environmental Health team in enforcing a wide range of environmental health legislation, including food safety and standards, health and safety at work, infectious disease control, public health, and animal health & welfare.

Trafford is a diverse and exciting place to work with excellent opportunities for a challenging and varied workload. You will be joining a busy, friendly, and proactive team with opportunities to work in a wide range of commercial settings. Trafford is home to the Trafford Park industrial estate, the INTU Trafford Centre, Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club.

You will be responsible for managing the activities of a team of six EHOs, who carry out proactive regulatory interventions, undertake formal enforcement action, give advice to businesses (including through the primary authority scheme), as well as undertaking investigations into complaints, accidents and food poisoning outbreaks. You will also be responsible for supervising the contracted out Animal Health & Welfare Service.

Applicants must have a degree or diploma in Environmental Health and be EHRB registered. As the Council’s lead specialist officer for food and health & safety enforcement, you will also have a significant and broad range of experience, together with excellent specialist knowledge, relevant to these areas of work. Experience with safety at sports grounds will also be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity for an existing team leader, or an experienced officer who is looking to take the next step in their career. Excellent written and communication skills are essential as you will be interacting with businesses, the general public, partner agencies, other Council officers and elected members.

Trafford’s Environmental Health team is part of the wider Regulatory Services, which is based at the recently rebuilt Town Hall in Stretford, and you will report to the Regulatory Services Manager (Environmental Health). A flexible hours working policy is in place and some unsocial hours working is required on occasions.

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff health and wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including health and wellbeing events, mindfulness, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events. Our great benefits include:

  • Pension
  • Home Technology Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Employee Discount Scheme – ‘Perks at Work’
  • Flexible working

Trafford the place continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live in Greater Manchester.  It also has one of the lowest Council Tax rates.

Trafford has some of the best schools in the country; it also has excellent transport links and is globally recognised for its, sport, culture and leisure interests.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Suzanne Whittaker, Regulatory Services Manager, on 0161 912 4911

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Closing date – Monday 9 September 2019 at 23:59hrs



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