Team Manager (Food Safety) WCC602573
Salary range: £50,757 - £56,868 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
Work location: 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 30th December 2022
Interview date: W/C 16th January 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Tiffany Lymn, Head of Resident and Consumer Safety, 07800 711999, or via email: TLYMN@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK
THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF GIRO’S PERSUASIVE POWERS
The Environment and City Management team in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories. We love it when our work touches lives.
Take Stepping to the Beat, our 3k walk, jog or run for people with learning or physical disabilities or Autism, their families and carers. It’s a life-affirming, music-based event Coreen and Claudia are massively proud of – and they were keen for people to spread the word. So, imagine how thrilled they were when one of our residents, Giro, did just that. Advocating for people with disabilities at a planning meeting for transport in London, he was proudly wearing his event medal. And he decided to use it to encourage others. As he passed it around the room, Giro inspired lots more people with disabilities to get involved. Infectious enthusiasm goes a long way here.
Please view the extraordinary story of Giro’s Persuasive Powers here.
As a Team Manager in Food Safety, you can make your own powerful and inspiring contribution to the quality of life in Westminster. With around 1 million people coming into Westminster each day, we face unique challenges. Home to Parliament, as well as some of the capital’s most popular entertainment and tourism districts, we encourage and enforce high safety standards in more than 5000 food businesses.
As our lead food officer, in accordance with the requirements of the food law code of practice, you will manage the delivery of food law and regulation, as well as infectious disease control. You will also play a key role in a forthcoming service transformation across Public Protection and Licensing. We’ll look to you to set high standards and encourage improvement and innovation. It’s a fast-paced service, working under intense political and media scrutiny while also meeting statutory requirements. Your success will depend on developing and managing partnerships to establish an integrated approach to supporting and regulating food premises. You will engage effectively with local businesses and residents, and resolve issues and complaints.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
A registered practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), you will have well developed technical skills in Environmental Health. Substantial experience in food law regulation is essential, while experience of leading a food safety service would be a bonus. You’ll be ready to develop and support a team of officers in delivering high standards to the local community, inspiring and empowering staff through a coaching style of management. Your excellent interpersonal skills mean you are capable of building productive working relationships both inside and outside the council.
The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacancies at Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are from a Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds (B.A.ME.) you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our positive action commitments.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a fairer city. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.