Principal Enforcement Officer - Regulatory Health & Safety Team
Reference number: SC05562
Salary Range: £44,691 - £51,783
Contract Type: Permanent
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
Based in our dedicated regulatory health and safety team, as an active field officer, you will be responsible for the enforcement, advice and guidance of health and safety legislation in the borough has varied businesses and workplaces including licensed premises.
The work includes risk-based inspections, project work promoting the LA/HSE partnership priority areas and local initiatives, reactive work such as investigation of complaints, workplace accidents, responding to licensing applications and participating in night economy enforcement.
You will identify contraventions, execute appropriate enforcement activity based on assessed risk and where necessary, prepare reports and evidence for legal proceedings and giving evidence in court.
Demonstrable experience in health and safety enforcement is essential along with an appropriate health and safety qualification.
You will have excellent communication skills as well as the willingness and ability to initiate formal action where necessary. A working knowledge of all Environmental Health disciplines is also required.
As a senior member of the team, you will lead on enforcement and compliance activities and be able act as lead officer in one or more specialist areas. Experience of criminal investigation and prosecution work in an intelligence led environment is vital along with the ability to manage a complex caseload. You must have a comprehensive knowledge of the technical and legal aspects of the role and will hold a qualification relevant to health and safety at work enforcement and investigative work.
Benefits and More Information:
Application closing date: 11:59 PM on 2 April 2023.
Interview date: Week commencing 17 April 2023.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.