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Principal Officer (Programme)

Vacancy Summary
Public Protection Partnership
From £36876 to £44632 per annum (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/12/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is one of the largest regulatory service units in the region. With over 100 staff the PPP is an intelligence led organisation delivering Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing services to around 450K people over three local authority areas. As well as officers from all public protection disciplines we have our own intelligence unit, financial investigation unit and case management team of lawyers. 

A vacancy has arisen for a Principal Officer within the PPP. Initially allocated to the Programme Team you will be managing a multi-disciplinary team of officers delivery a range of projects aimed at protecting and improving the lives of residents and supporting local businesses. In the future you may find yourself managing compliance or response functions. The Principal Officer roles are key to service delivery within PPP and through the tasking process you are effectively a key player in the operational management team 

The successful candidate will be a qualified Environmental Health, Trading Standards or Licensing Officer. They will also need to be able to demonstrate their leadership credentials along with a demonstrative ability to innovate and translate that innovation into service delivery. You will also need to be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of legal framework governing investigations. We are committed to training and development and the service has its own lead officer in this respect.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

To find out more about the work of the PPP please visit www.publicprotectionpartnership.org

For an informal discussion please contact Rosalynd Gater, Strategic Manager – Programme or Sean Murphy, Public Protection Manager on 01635 519930.

Interviews will take place on 16th and 17th December 2019.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

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