Lead Practitioner - Environmental Health

Greater Manchester
£38,813 - £41,675
01 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

M27 5FJ

Lead Practitioner - Environmental Health
Working Hours:
36 hours per week
Grade: 4C, £38,813 - £41,675
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 31st October, 12 noon

Regulatory services has recently completed a restructure and has exciting opportunities to join the team that is committed to service delivery and helping to shape the future of the city.

This has created an integrated, flexible service covering a wide range of the council’s enforcement and regulatory responsibilities and empowered to make the most effective use of the full range of available powers to develop flexible and co-ordinated responses to challenges and opportunities.

As a result of internal staffing changes we are looking to recruit to this key post.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team of 5 Lead Practitioners each with their own area of professional focus. As Lead Practitioner for Environmental Health the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the City Council’s food hygiene, health and safety, and animal welfare regulatory functions as well as having oversight of an integrated pest control and dog warden service. As such applicants must be able to demonstrate their competence to fulfil the roles of Authorised Officer and Lead Food Officer under the provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990.

The successful applicant will be the operational lead for these functions and will also work collaboratively with internal and external partners such as Greater Manchester Police, to contribute to the delivery of the city council’s strategic objectives.

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic and dedicated with the ability to lead a team of professional and technical staff, achieve targets, deliver innovation and continuous improvement and work effectively with a wide range of partners. You will be expected to adopt a flexible and problem solving approach to work.

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have a non discriminatory, investigatory mind-set with the ability to think outside of the box, have significant relevant experience of case management processes and a commitment to working in partnerships with the ability to take the lead in a multi agency environment.

The successful applicant will operate within the Enforcement Hub, which consists of enforcement bodies from within and outside of the local authority. The role will primarily have an area of focus on delivering the areas outlined above. However, there will be a need to operate within multi-skilled teams working in partnership to bring about quick and satisfactory resolutions to issues that arise within the City, in accordance with our Strategies, policies and practices.

The role holders will work alongside other Lead Practitioners, benefitting from support and guidance from Service Managers and direction and supervision from a the Head of Service, as well as being able to draw on the technical and professional expertise of Level 2 Officers.

Salford City Council is committed to developing a vibrant city; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the city and the aim of Regulatory Services is to ensure that anyone living, working or visiting the city does so in a safe environment. Candidates should therefore be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving services

Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our city and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

We have a clear set of values that outline how we do business and how we share these citywide with our residents, partners and businesses. You can view the values at www.salford.gov.uk/your-council/our-values 

For informal enquiries please contact John Wooderson 0161 793 2623.

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About your benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged and you will have the opportunity to work and grow in a values based organisation where people are at the heart of everything we do. We promote a positive permission culture, empowering you to make a difference. Your opinions matter to us and you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things through our Salford 100 employee group and our employee led redesign approach. Your work-life balance and wellbeing are important to us so you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, green travel, pension and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition to this we offer a range of health and wellbeing options to suit your needs.

Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester these include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester as well as many others.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work https://greater.jobs/content/9189/diversity-and-inclusion  

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