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Animal Welfare Officer – Oldham Council Closing Date: 20/08/2023

This opportunity is open to internal and external applicants and registered applications of the Get Oldham Working scheme.  However, where a meaningful shortlist can be drawn from internal applications in the first instance, and residents of Oldham subsequently, these applicants shall be given priority access to the vacancy in line with the Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.  Please state if you are Registered to the Get Oldham Working scheme or an Oldham Resident in the Knowledge and Experience section of the application form. 

Place & Economic Growth

Public Protection – Trading Standards 

Ref: G7/OL-80471

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £34,723 - £38,296 per annum (Grade 7)

Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Sir Robert Peacock House, Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4LA

Closing Date: Sunday 20th August 2023

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: TBC

Job Description & Person Specification.docx

Role Overview:

This important regulatory role within our Trading Standards Team deals with the licensing of businesses and inspections of animals in farm settings to ensure welfare standards are being met. It also involves giving out advice and enforcing legislation where necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

Carrying out inspections

Investigating complaints and suspected offences

Working with other agencies

Supporting the Council’s response to notifiable diseases

Key Requirements:

Animal Licensing Inspector Award (RQF) Level 3 or wiling to achieve within 12 months;

Experience of working in a wide range of Animal Welfare settings and associated subject matter

Experience of using Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook

Able to write letters/reports which can be easily understood by a wide audience.

Full UK driving licence with access to a motor vehicle.

Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you would like support with this application, an interview or interested in looking at any courses that could help with this position please get in touch with Get Oldham Working - Get Oldham Working registration form - Oldham Council

  1. - Any candidate that meets the criteria of our Guaranteed Assessment Scheme and meets the essential criteria of the role, will be guaranteed the first stage of assessment (whether that is an interview or another assessment, as appropriate).

Our Guaranteed Assessment Scheme supports candidates with disabilities, carers, those who are aged 24 or under and have previously been in or currently in care, and those whose last long term substantive employer was the Armed Forces.

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Oldham Council, we are committed to creating a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. We aim to develop a culture of respect, where differences are recognised regardless of background. We aim to be an employer of choice by engaging in fair and open recruitment processes and Applications are encouraged from all communities across the borough to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our population.

About Us:

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham

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Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy. 

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