Head of Safety and Environmental Health

Town Hall, CV11 5AA
£43,857 - £44,863 Per annum
23 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Safety and Environmental Health who will be Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s lead offer and advisor on matters relating to Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety. 

The postholder is responsible for the organisation and monitoring of the work of the Environmental Health, Licensing and the Corporate Health and Safety Teams ensuring the effective delivery of these services and will represent the Council at cross functional working groups with other local Authorities and/or public services/external organisations.

The postholder is also required to develop and maintain systems which comply with national and regional frameworks and guidelines and will negotiate contracts and agreements for the delivery of services.

In addition there is a responsibility for reporting to and attending management and Committee meetings where appropriate and to initiate, defend and participate in legal proceedings on behalf of the Council.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Recent experience within Environmental Health as an Environmental Health Officer and experience of Occupational Health and Safety with a good knowledge of current health and safety legislation and  a  good understanding of government programmes and external issues affecting Environmental Health and Local Government.

Must have excellent supervision, communication, negotiation, presentation and budgetary skills and able to manage multi-disciplinary projects.

Experience of working effectively with external organisations, local communities and multi-agency forums and have political awareness within a Local Government environment.

Experience of managing a team and the achievement of performance related targets and audit procedures.

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme and generous holiday allowance.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Any communication with you will be via email, so please check your email, including spam/junk folders, and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Interviews to take place week commencing 29th March 2021

Supporting documents
Head of Safety and Environmental Health JD PS and Profile Feb 2021.docx
Values - one page overview.docx

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