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JOB DESCRIPTION Post Title Team Leader (Food and Safety) Immediate Team Food and Safety Service

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB DESCRIPTION Post Title Team Leader (Food and Safety) Immediate Team Food and Safety Service Team

Post Title

Team Leader (Food and Safety)

Immediate Team

Food and Safety

Service Team

Health and Housing

Line manager’s job title

Shared Food and Safety Manager

Number of direct reports

7

Salary and grade

South grade 8, starting salary £38,852 per annum

Duration of role and hours

Permanent position, working full time 37 hours per week

Location

Crowmarsh Gifford

Employing council

South Oxfordshire District Council

Probationary period

6

months

Notice period

3

months

CRB check required

No

Annualised hours apply

Yes

Date job description updated

October 2012

Job purpose

The Team Leader is the senior professional officer within the team with responsibility for food hygiene, health and safety, infectious disease and smoke-free related issues, and has managerial responsibility for up to 7 professional and technical staff, and the delivery of the work programme. The Team Leader will support the Shared Food and Safety Manager in the delivery of food and safety functions and is responsible for providing technical support to the team.

The post holder will also undertake proactive and reactive work, namely food hygiene and health and safety inspections and responding to a range of service requests.

Main duties and responsibilities

line manage a team of officers, undertaking formal appraisals and regular one to one meetings.

carry out performance monitoring and quality reviews of the work undertaken in the Food and Safety Team with the objective of ensuring consistency across the service, and compliance with relevant legislation, codes of practice, approved guidance and corporate policies.

provide technical support, training and helping with the development of others in the service.

guide officers in the investigation of complaints, responding to requests for service, and in the implementation of legislation, including supporting officers when they are taking formal action.

undertake programmed inspections and project work, and investigate service requests including complaints about food and premises, notifiable diseases and reportable incidents, exercising enforcement powers as required.

develop, maintain and implement operational plans, policies, procedures and strategies to improve and maintain efficiency and effectiveness for the Food and Safety Team.

provide specialist food and safety advice within the council as required.

ensure

the Food and Safety Manager is kept fully informed on any aspect of work which is

controversial, political, strategic, financial or otherwise of a sensitive or highly complex nature. • research,
controversial, political, strategic, financial or otherwise of a sensitive or highly complex nature. • research,

controversial, political, strategic, financial or otherwise of a sensitive or highly complex nature.

research, write and present detailed reports as required.

assist the Food and Safety Manager and deputising as appropriate in their absence.

undertake such other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Head of Service.

undertake out of hours duties on a rota basis as required.

Our corporate vision

Customers, councillors and stakeholders say we are business-like, customer-focussed, friendly and approachable. We are renowned for providing high quality, cost effective services.

Additional information

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was completed although it does not include or define all tasks which the post holder may be expected to carry out. The duties may vary from time to time without changing the nature of the post or the level of responsibility and the post holder may also be required to carry out any other duties appropriate to the grading of the post.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications

Essential or

Identified by

Desirable

Qualified environmental health officer with EHORB/EHRB registration

E

Certificates

Management qualification such as CMS/DMS

D

and

application

form

Experience, skills and knowledge

Essential or

Identified by

Desirable

Minimum of two years post qualification experience in local authority food hygiene enforcement

E

Application

form,

Experience of inspecting premises requiring in depth knowledge of legislation

E

interview and

test

Experience of working in a senior and supervisory role

E

Wide range of enforcement experience

E

Ability to progress projects in a timely manner

E

Demonstrate ability to make and implement decisions

E

Proven excellent team working and communication skills

E

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

E

Strong creative skills and the ability to develop innovative solutions

E

Experience of managing people

D

Experience of using performance management techniques

D

Experience of report writing

D

Experience of presenting reports in various forums

D

Experience of quality management systems

D

Political awareness and the ability to escalate issues to senior managers to enable them to inform elected members

D

Ability to adapt to change in tasks at short notice

D

Personal qualities – our corporate values Essential or Identified by Desirable We act with integrity
Personal qualities – our corporate values Essential or Identified by Desirable We act with integrity

Personal qualities – our corporate values

Essential or

Identified by

Desirable

We act with integrity and show respect

Essential

Application

We are all accountable

form,

We are passionate about our business

interview and

We strive for simplicity

test

We love success

Personal qualities – specific to this role

Essential or

Identified by

Desirable

Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

Essential

Application

Ability to progress projects with minimal supervision

form,

Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers at all levels

interview and

test

Ability to prioritise workloads of self and others

Ability to work as part of a team

Ability to adapt to change

Enthusiastic and self motivated

Positive attitude and able to use initiative

Displays accountability and responsibility

Results driven and able to meet tight deadlines

Approachable and good motivator of staff

Positive, co-operative and flexible approach towards work

Collaborative and inclusive

Additional information

Essential or

Identified by

Desirable

Full driving licence

Essential

Certificates

Competent user of Microsoft Office, eg Word, Excel, Powerpoint

and

Be willing and able to undertake out of hours service on a rota basis

application

form

BENEFITS

Annual leave

23 days per annum, increasing to 28 days after 5 years local government service. In addition, time is given off between Christmas and New Year

Pension

Final salary pension scheme

Annualised hours

Our annualised hours scheme offering flexible working applies to the majority of roles (allowing for operational needs)

Other benefits include

Childcare vouchers Cyclescheme Free parking Contributory medical schemes and wellbeing appointments