The overall aim of the Enforcement & Safety Division is to achieve a “safer Newham”, and contribute to a “Cleaner, Greener Newham for all our residents and businesses’’, Newham is one of the most diverse and fastest growing areas in the country. We have one of the largest indoor city shopping centres in Europe, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with families now established in the refurbished London Olympic Village, this is an exciting time to join the Council. The Enforcement and Safety Division is at the forefront of tackling crime and anti social behaviour, helping to create a borough where people choose to live, work and stay.
Team leader Trading Standards and Licensing
Salary: £47,511 pa to £50,448 pa
To take part in the management and leadership of a multi-disciplinary team and lead in an area concerned with one or more of the major service objectives of the licensing and safety strategy.
To assist with the business planning process and the delivery of key enforcement and safety outputs and lead on policy areas as directed.
To improve the quality, safety and standards of licensable activity and public events provided by businesses, event organisers and promoters through the use of a range of intervention strategies, including enforcement, licensing, education, advice, and informal action.
To assist the Council in meeting its statutory requirements under a range of licensable activities.
To identify and manage income generating opportunities and meet income targets set for the team
Newham has many key stakeholders including Local Councillors and council Community Neighbourhood Teams, large businesses operators such as the London Stadium, Westfield and the ExCel Exhibition Centre, you will have regular contact with them to address issues of concern raised by residents and businesses. The role involves working directly with the Police, partner organisations and other council officers. The work covers office hours but also regular evening and weekends mainly involving large events that take place in the borough, also contributing to the council’s emergency planning response and on call rota.
You will be a qualified and experienced Licensing Professional and a highly experienced manager with a proven history of policy development, regulation, business partnership work, and be committed to delivering and developing outstanding service and outcomes.
You will be an excellent leader, have sound judgement, excellent skills in managing people and working with partners, have significant experience in managing a team, delivering service improvements and in using resources efficiently and effectively.
Your communication skills must be highly developed as public speaking, engagement with other agencies and submission of regular reports are key to the role. As part of this role you will be required to possess a full (manual), current driving licence and to pass the Council’s driving test.
Applications must be submitted online.
CV's or cover letters will not be accepted.
Applicants’ must submit a personal supporting statement, addressing all the criteria as detailed in the Person Specification.
Should you wish to discuss the vacancy please call Sheila Roberts 0203 373 7914
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.