Public Protection Officer
Public Protection Officer
Wigan Life Centre South
You will be required to work flexibly
Salary: Grade 7, £25,991 - £29,577 per annum.
37 hours per week
Temporary for 12 months
As a Public Protection Officer you will be part of a team providing a critical service to support our commitment to tackling Covid-19 within the borough. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the environmental health issues relating to infectious diseases with some element of responsibility for environmental protection, food safety, health and safety and public health. You will be responsible for delivering infectious diseases inspections, responding to service requests, leading on a range of initiatives, and maintaining primary authority relationships. As the opening hours of businesses are varied you may be required to work weekend and/or evening work subject to service needs.
You will have a degree in Environmental Health (or equivalent) and have a detailed understanding of coronavirus legislation and guidance. You will be a confident and a highly motivated team player with a good eye for detail and a sound knowledge of infectious diseases legislation and associated guidance. You will have initiative and sound judgment and be used to working across a broad technical background and in a range of environmental health functions. You will have excellent people management skills allied with the proven ability to listen, explain, negotiate and influence.
Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.
The Environmental Health Service delivers a wide range of environmental health functions, including infections diseases environmental protection, planning and licensing, public health and food safety. We aim to ensure that local businesses comply with regulatory requirements by inspection and support. The team ensures that workplaces and practices are safe and healthy. The team offer support and general business advice to small management enterprises.
Wigan’s response to the coronavirus really has been a #TeamWigan approach working cross-organisation and with all of our partners in health, social care, the community and voluntary sector, as well as the wider public, voluntary and private sectors as we aim to support our residents and businesses to not only manage but thrive. We’re proud of the way we’ve risen to the challenges and the way we have all come together is a real manifestation of our Wigan spirit. The role is especially important now in tackling these challenges posed by Covid 19, and you will be expected to actively engage with a wide range of partners and businesses as lockdown eases and the right person will enjoy doing so.
Our Test and Trace systems are crucial to our success in managing and containing coronavirus as are communications and workings with businesses and communities to adopt safe practices both within and outside workplaces.
As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.
For further information, please contact Julie Searing at J.Searing@wigan.gov.uk