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Technical/Senior Technical Officer

Employer
Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils
Location
Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF
Salary
Career Graded Post, Grade 5 to Grade 7, £27,334 - £38,223 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024
Reference
BR/TP/261/222

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Technical/Senior Officer 

Career Grade, Grade 5 to Grade 7

£27,334 - £38,223 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 Technical/Senior Technical Officers to join our busy, forward-thinking Community Environmental Health team. 

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

The third position will be working in our nuisance and pollution control team carrying out investigations into statutory nuisance, events, pests, private water supplies and drainage.  

The opportunity exists to work across these areas, which indeed is actively encouraged. 

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 

This post is career graded across grades 5, 6 and 7 in order that the service may recruit people with limited experience in the field and develop them. Initial appointment will be based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant matching the different levels within the post. 

Progression from grade 5 to grade 6 will be based on the post holder obtaining demonstrable competence in at least one area of operational activity (Food Safety or Statutory Nuisance) and having significant experience in operational matters.  

Progression from grade 6 to grade 7 will be based on the post holder achieving either a significantly broader range of demonstrable competences or, a very high level of competence in a specific area of operations (Food Safety or Statutory Nuisance, Acoustics, etc.) and considerable experience in operational activities.  

Suitable qualifications for assisting in demonstrating competence would be: 

A Higher Certificate in Food Premises inspection, MSc, or Post Graduate Diploma in a relevant field e.g., Acoustics.  

Skills & experience 

Skills you will need to succeed, dependent upon grade, include: 

Experience in dealing with members of the public and to provide advice and information on legislative requirements related to this post and within a Regulatory Service. This includes knowledge of practices and procedures related to the duties of this post in order to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.

Carry out routine inspections and investigations and to collect evidence and supporting information to enable enforcement decisions to be taken.

An ability to prepare, interpret and analyse reports and data sets and produce summary reports and advice for submission to a range of stakeholders.

An ability to understand and analyse problems and interpret and implement legislative provisions.

Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences and to negotiate to gain support on key issues.

Ability to organise oneself in the face of conflicting demands and priorities responding positively and appropriately in emergency situations with the ability to deal with situations involving conflict. 

Ability to work under pressure and to meet multiple deadlines and performance targets.

Ability to appear as a witness and give evidence in Court when required.

Good oral and written skills to include report writing and presentation. 

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 on the duties of the role, please contact:

Helen Cameron (Principal Officer) on 01562 738017 or 

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

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 then please contact HR at recruitment@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk 

 

 

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