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Public Protection Manager

The London Borough of Harrow is recruiting for a Public Protection Manager to Ensure that people and premises meet statutory requirements and in compliance with relevant council policies and procedures. The post holder will be responsible for making sure that people and businesses in Harrow adhere to relevant laws and council regulations. This might involve inspecting premises, investigating potential violations, and taking necessary actions to ensure compliance. The role also involves educating the public and businesses about safety regulations and working collaboratively with relevant organisations to achieve shared goals of public safety. You will oversee the Licensing and Enforcement Service, ensuring its staff adheres to procedures and fulfills the Council's legal and policy obligations. The position requires optimising the resources under your control to achieve the best possible outcomes for public safety.

In essence, this role is ideal for someone who thrives in a leadership role, possesses a strong understanding of public protection regulations, and is committed to working collaboratively to ensure a safe and healthy environment for Harrow residents and visitors.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of premise licensing including Licensing Acts, permitted activities and other associated legislation.
  • Experience of advising corporate bodies on high level complex matters with major implications for the organisation, including have the authority to commit resources and corporate actions.
  • Experience of successfully co-ordinating the work of a diverse team.
  • Experience of challenging silo attitudes to encourage effective relationship building inside the waste services and external to an organisation.
  • Experience of building collaborative relationships that engender a sense of teamwork.
  • Experience of performance-based management including challenging performance through regular meetings, achieving positive outcomes whilst maintaining effective working relationships and service delivery.
  • Experience of working closely with a variety of stakeholders and teams across an organisation and with external contractors/partners.
  • Experience of using information systems to store and retrieve data to develop schedules and programmes
  • Ability to identify service development opportunities and develop strategies and procedures to put these into practice.
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands to ensure that objectives are met, overcoming problems, and making well considered decisions.
  • Understands the complexities of political dynamics and use this to manage relationships and resolve conflict effectively.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong influencing expertise, able to work intuitively and liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Related Documents

For more information, please refer to the Role Profile/Selection Criteria

About us

London Borough of Harrow is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit with a range of cultures, religions and opinions that come together to produce high achieving schools and a close and friendly community. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

Other information

Support for candidates behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11Here at London Borough of Harrow, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow' Please click here to view London Borough of Harrow's benefits

Important Note Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

London Borough of Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at

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