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Team Leader - Food and Health & Safety

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £45,175 to £48,370 p.a.
Portland House, Worthing
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
08/03/2021 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Team Leader - Food and Health & Safety

Salary: Starting from £45,175 to £48,370 p.a.

Grade: Grade 9

Hours: 37 hours per week

Place of work: Flexible, home working and a base at Portland House.  (We could consider entirely home working during 2021 for the right candidate).

Closing date: 8th March 2021

This is a fabulous leadership opportunity for an experienced Environment Health Practitioner.  As part of a Wellbeing department, you will lead a Food and Health and Safety team, which has been at the forefront of our Covid-19 response and our core public health work

We are a shared team across two authorities -  Adur and Worthing Councils - situated between Brighton and Arun within the County of West Sussex. 

This job requires a passionate and dedicated environmental health leader who enjoys working with teams, businesses and communities to bring about long-term change and to make a real difference. We have a strong focus on delivering wise regulation, focusing on a balanced approach between enabling and supporting our businesses and communities and, where appropriate, taking enforcement action. 

As part of forward thinking Councils, there are significant opportunities to work beyond the scope of environmental health and to collaborate with our wider Council teams to ensure that what we do is not only effective but coherent and joined up across our other departments.


Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about public health and who has a strong focus on leading, developing and supporting your team and working across other teams through multi-disciplinary working.  Our food and health and safety team has a huge amount of expertise and you’ll need to harness that to best effect.  You must be quick to learn and have flexible leadership styles and capabilities with an openness to learn and effective at building relationships.

You must be an Environmental Health professional with experience in Food and Health and Safety.   You’ll have an environmental health qualification at BSc (Hons) level and experience of leading people, a team, and have an openness to developing yourself as a leader.  You must be flexible in your approach to leadership and a strong emphasis on being inclusive and person centred in your approach.


What we can offer

We are a forward thinking organisation and you will have the opportunity to develop and grow in this role.   On top of this, you’ll get an excellent pay package with over six weeks of paid leave per year (+ bank holidays) and a local government pension.

We offer flexible working conditions and benefits that can be tailored to suit you - from our parental leave policies through to employee discounts, we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with us.

We are currently making lasting changes to flexible working post-Covid, which will provide great opportunities for greater flexible working


Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required.

Additional Information
As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
How to apply

In order to apply for this vacancy please use the Apply Online link below. No CVs or agency applications accepted.

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