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Principal Officer (Policy and Governance)

Vacancy Summary
Public Protection Partnership
£36876 to £44632 per annum (Grade K)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
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.

An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Officer within the PPP. Initially allocated to the Case Management and Governance Unit you have responsibility for all aspects day to day delivery and development of policy and governance within the service. The role includes working with Members and Chairs of the three Licensing Committees as well Joint Public Protection Committee and various panels and Scrutiny Committees. You will also have responsibility for the performance framework and overseeing cross-cutting issues such as safeguarding and be the lead on external communications. As a member of the Tactical Tasking Group you will be a key player in the delivery of the service.     

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 a good understanding of local democratic frameworks and have a proven track record pf effective working with Members. We are committed to training and development and the service has its own lead officer in this respect.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Alison Beynon, Strategic Manager – Case Management and Governance or Sean Murphy, Public Protection Manager, on 01635 519930.

Interviews will take place on 19th 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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