Team Leader – Environmental Health

Job Details

Hackney council are looking for an n experienced Manager, Team Leader or an officer at Principal grade to provide 1 year FTC maternity cover. The EH team have entered an exciting period with extra investment to get the team food law compliant 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.


  1. As the Environmental Health Manager (Food & Health and Safety), the post holder will be
    responsible for the successful delivery of the business objectives of the designated team,
    which will include a contribution toward the delivery of national statutory requirements and
    local targets.
  2. These duties will include any and all relevant requirements in relation to national or local
    emergencies such as the COVID pandemic. This includes the potential managing and
    directing staff of various different disciplines for projects and other work and will include the
    mastery of novel legislation at speed.
  3. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of team performance and will be expected
    to manage individual performance in conjunction with the Regulatory Services Manager
    (RSM) .
  4. The Post holder will be expected to manage the staff within their team. This will include
    managing all aspects of staff absence; sickness, leave etc.
  5. The post holder will be responsible for the individual supervision of team members through
    normal corporate practices such as ‘Check Ins’ following corporate guidelines.
  6. The post holder will be responsible for identifying training needs for both teams and
    individuals and for relaying these to the RSM.
  7. The post holder will contribute and be responsible for the effective prevention and resolution
    of complex technical and legal issues/problems as they arise.
  8. The post holder will manage the day to day delivery of an Environmental Health Team and
    provide day to day specialist advice and direction to the field officers and the wider
    stakeholders as required.
  9.  The post holder will plan, create and deliver the Food/Standards Law and Health & Safety
    annual service plans as statutorily required by the Food Standards Agency and Health and
    Safety Executive respectively; and to submit a 6 month review to be signed off by the RSM
    in accordance with the relevant scheme of delegation

payrate: £37.69 umbrella