Interim Team Leader – Food Safety

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Interim Team Leader - Food Safety
Interim Position

Southwark 5204634

Posted: 11th May 2022 11:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £35.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Team Leader - Food Safety 

Job Ref: 5204634 

Managing the Food Safety Team to effectively deliver food law regulation and business compliance. as required by Food Law and the FSA    

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To provide leadership and management of the officers of the team, providing direction and professional guidance. 
  • To assist the unit manager in the strategic development and long term business planning of the business unit, division and department in line with council priorities. 
  • To assist the unit manager in ensuring that the team provides and delivers a high quality service and achieves performance against national indicators. 
  • To contribute positively to the strategic management of the business unit, division and department and the development of policy through individual contribution and membership of management teams. 
  • To have knowledge for all financial matters within the post holder’s sphere of responsibility. 
  • To effectively manage direct reports through sound performance management and monitoring regimes.  
  • To create and lead effective partnerships with other key agencies including the Police, HMRC, UK Border Force, London Fire Brigade, OPSS, Food Standards Agency, PCT, UK Health Security Agency to deliver a multi-partnership response to the effective delivery of environmental health and trading standards services.  
  • To review and monitor performance and quality of services in accordance with the council’s visions and values  
  • To ensure that services offer best value, are innovative and achieve and maintain the highest standards of assured quality, are responsive to customer needs and service requirements, demonstrate clear corporate direction, vision and style and achieve effectiveness, efficiency and economy in operation. 
  • To be responsible for ensuring that services are delivered with regard to the highest attainable standards of customer care and satisfaction, whilst maintaining the council’s responsibilities to enforce statutory provision 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • A relevant degree in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent academic or professional qualification 
  • Environment Health registration board certificate required for this role.
  • In depth knowledge of Regulatory Services and related disciplines preferably within inner city areas 
  • Knowledge of human resource management including performance management, learning and development, and service delivery 
  • Current or recent work in food law regulation and at least relevant years post qualification experience delivering the range of food law regulation 
  • Experience of policy development, strategic planning and implementation in a partnership environment 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at a senior level in presentations, at meetings and in writing 
  • Ability to present highly complex statistical material to a variety of professional and lay audiences 


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Interim Team Leader - Food Safety
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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