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Operations Manager (Governance)

Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
£ 49,498 - £61,269
Closing date
21 Jul 2024


Operations Manager (Governance)

Grade 6 - £49,498 - £61,269

Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

Are you an experienced and passionate Environmental Health Practitioner? Are you looking for your next challenge managing a team? Would you like to work in a large diverse city? Do you thrive in a busy environment? If so, we have got just the role for you!

An exciting job opportunity has arisen to join Birmingham City Council's expanding Environmental Health team.

As the largest local authority in the UK, Birmingham is an interesting and unique place to work with excellent opportunities for professional development created by the challenging and varied workload. You will be joining a supportive, friendly, and professional team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a team of Environmental Health Officers undertaking investigations, conducting inspections, and enforcing legislation across a range of environmental health areas including Food Safety, Health and Safety, Statutory Nuisance and Public Health. In addition, the post holder will take the lead for Governance across the whole Environmental Health team with specific responsibilities for areas such as quality procedures, complaints, ombudsman and system reviews.

As Operations Manager (Governance), you will have a degree/diploma in Environmental Health and be EHORB registered or a CIEH Registered Environmental Health Practitioner. You will also have the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and practical experience in enforcement across the breadth of Environmental Health legislation.
  • A skilled manager able to motivate and develop your team to deliver their objectives.
  • An ability to prioritise and manage your own workload to meet deadlines in a busy environment with competing demands.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) including experience of writing and presenting reports to Council committees.
  • Strong IT skills including experience of Environmental Health software for reporting.
  • Experience of performance monitoring to help ensure teams are operating efficiently to maximise outcomes.
  • Ability to work flexibly including some work outside normal officer hours.
  • The requirement to drive is essential. You will be expected to travel within Birmingham for which you will be remunerated for the use of your car.

We are keen to hear from candidates who share our enthusiasm and commitment to deliver an excellent Environmental Health Service for Birmingham’s residents, businesses, and visitors.

Interviews for this post will take place in person. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

You must upload a CV via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to ensure your experience and skills detailed fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your CV your application will not be considered.

For any informal enquires please contact to arrange a video call.

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people.

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

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