Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £55,158 to £56,151 55158 - PO6
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
12 Months
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Environmental Health Team
Closing date

12 Months Fixed Term Contract / Secondment Opportunity (Maternity Cover)

We are looking for a Manager, Team Leader or an Officer at Principal level with Environmental Health experience to provide one year fixed term contract maternity cover. The Environmental Health Team have entered an exciting period with extra investment, which has enabled the EH team to grow their food law compliance following the pressures of COVID19, with the introduction of a new cloud based database system that provides new opportunities and flexible ways of working as well as embarking on growing the team.

Hackney has over 3600 food businesses with 60 plus applications for new business registrations being received each month. This is a very busy team covering the full range of food safety & standards, health & safety and infectious disease investigations. If you have drive, energy and enthusiasm this is the place for you.

You will be jointly responsible for the management of day to day service delivery to ensure the challenging remit is met and will manage the performance of the team as well as provide detailed progress reports on the service plan. You will be provided with training, support and the ability to grow in terms of the experiences you will gain from working in an inner London local authority.

To hold an appropriately approved academic qualification – an MSc, BSc (Hons) or Diploma in Environmental Health, Evidence of continuing professional development as required by the FSA FLCoP and demonstrable evidence of meeting the Food Law Code of Practice Competency Framework.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 28 July 2024 (22:59)

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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