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Regulatory Support Officer

Employer
Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils
Location
Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF
Salary
Grade 5 (SCP 14 - 19) £27,334 - £29,777 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024
Reference
BR/TP/261/223

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Regulatory Support Officer

Grade 5 (SCP 14 – 19)

£27,334-£29,777 per annum


About us 

Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) is the Shared Environmental Health and Licensing Service for all six Worcestershire District Councils, hosted by Bromsgrove District Council. 

WRS is based at Wyre Forest District Council offices in Kidderminster, but we operate across the county and for some service areas wider afield. As part of Bromsgrove District Council, we are committed to being a customer driven organisation, with our customers at the heart of everything we do; focused on improving on delivery services that make a difference to the community that we serve.

Worcestershire is a great place to live and work, offering attractive rural villages, market towns and a vibrant University city with enviable regional transport links. Our challenge is to support all of our businesses to achieve high standards of regulatory compliance and protect and improve the health of our growing population while managing the expectations and demands of both. 

The role 

Would you like to broaden your experience within an intelligence led Environmental Health service nationally recognised for its excellence and innovative work? 

Do you have an enquiring mind with a customer focused attitude? If so, read on!

We are looking for three, permanent, full-time Regulatory Support Officers to join our busy, forward-thinking Community Environmental Health team. 

The posts will be providing food safety interventions and enforcement work as we continue to implement our food safety recovery programme. 

You will need to have enthusiasm, a commitment to accuracy and good customer service. You must have ability to work independently and have the confidence in using your own judgement and initiative whilst also working effectively as part of a wider multidisciplinary team. 

You will be expected to work remotely, onsite (across Worcestershire) and from our modern Offices at Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF. 

Key requirements 

To undertake interventions at lower risk food business premises, to ensure compliance with the relevant legislative requirements. 

Under supervision, to respond to low level or simple complaints/ service requests relating to commercial, and domestic premises and businesses, identifying unfair practices and breaches of the law with a view to supporting remedial action. 

To support other enforcement activities in relation to all relevant provisions of regulatory legislation.  

To generally assist in implementing the services duties, responsibilities and policies relating to Environmental Health. 

Skills & experience 

Skills you will need to succeed include: 

Good communication skills both written and oral. 

Ability to work on own initiative with the minimum of supervision. 

Able to use appropriate equipment provided for the post.  

Report writing skills. 

The ability to maintain confidentiality. 

Good basic computer skills including a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and use of the internet. 

Tactful and able to demonstrate discretion and confidentiality. 

Act in a professional manner always. 

Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative. 

Keen enthusiastic and eager to sort out customer enquiries and complaints. 

Able to deal with situations involving conflict. 

Additional information 

A full diving license with access to a car for site visits is essential. 

Ability to work outside normal office hours including at short notice in the event of an emergency. 


Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 23 June 2024 (midnight)

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 1 July 2024 

If you require further information about the role, please contact: 

Helen Cameron (Principal Officer) on 01562 738017 or 

David Mellors (Community Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager) 01562 738060. 

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all Sections of the Community.

 

Additional Information

The Councils offer a range of staff benefits:

  • pension
  • generous leave entitlements starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • flexible working, where appropriate
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • access to employee benefits platform.  Where you can find discounts for high street shops, leisure discounts, holiday discounts, salary sacrifice schemes and more

What next

If this role interests you please select the 'Apply’ button.

If you experience difficulties applying online please contact HR at recruitment@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk 

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