Head of Enforcement & Safety

Wokingham Borough Council
Up to £70.4k
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

Head of Enforcement & Safety

Up to £70.4k

Wokingham has a clear ambition that services should be locally focused and responsive to the needs of residents and traders. To deliver our ambition we are bringing environmental health functions back in-house from 1 April 2022.

Our new Enforcement & Safety Service needs a progressive and effective leader. Our new service will have a primary focus on meeting the needs of our local community, providing excellent customer experiences, with an initial priority of establishing a visible 7-day a week anti-social behaviour rapid response and resolution service. You’ll oversee our environmental health & licensing teams to deliver our locally focussed strategy and lead on the preparatory work necessary to design, implement and mobilise in readiness for the April 2022 launch of the new service.

It’s a key, senior role where in addition to managing the service, you’ll act as an adviser, guiding Members and senior Officers. What’s more, you’ll play an integral role in designing or commissioning services to drive forward our local agenda, and building operational collaboration with other local public sector providers and partners. Political awareness and a corporate and collaborative approach will be essential.

You will have a proven track record of leadership and significant managerial achievement in customer satisfaction, solution-seeking enforcement, and excellent people skills.

More details of why you might want to work at Wokingham are shared at https://wokinghamjobs.jgp.co.uk/working-here. For an informal discussion, please contact David Thrale on 07802 717581.

Please apply online at: https://bit.ly/wok-hos-job

Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

Closing date for applications: 11pm, 19 September 2021.

Interview date: 27 September 2021.

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.

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