Regulatory Services Field Officer
Regulatory Services at Barnsley protect the health, safety and well-being of those who live, work in and visit the borough, enabling local businesses to comply with their regulatory responsibilities. That’s where you come in, as a Field Officer in Regulatory Services/Public Health. You’ll specialise in the area of Animal Health and Welfare.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
You will specialise in the area of Animal Health, investigating animal health and welfare complaints, undertaking programmed inspections of licensed animal premises such as dog breeders, pet shops, zoos, farms, vehicles and other premises and establishments where animals are kept. You will interpret and apply legislation, policies and procedures in order to control disease and prevent suffering. You will be supported as a member of a wider team, covering Animal Health, Trading Standards, Food & Feed Hygiene and Standards, Health & Safety and Dog Warden duties, you will have the opportunity to be involved in work across the service.
What you’ll need
To join us, you will need a minimum of a Level 3 accredited qualification. A recognised qualification relevant to the work of the team will unlock a higher level position dependent on your relevant professional experience. Whatever level you join us at, you will also bring to the role a commitment to work flexibly, and an appetite for engaging in continuous training and professional development in this rewarding field of work.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.