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Public Protection and Enforcement Manager - Crawley Borough Council Closing Date: 31/10/2021

Reference: EN260

Salary: £50,642.00 - £53,682.00 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Interview date: 25 November 2021

Working hours: 37 per week

Location: Town Hall, Crawley

Closing date: 31 October 2021


We have recently completed the first phase of our Community Services Division restructure and we are currently looking to appoint a talented, passionate and focused professional to lead and manage the newly established Public Protection & Enforcement team through the next phase. You’ll play a key role in the review, planning and delivery of improved regulatory services for Crawley Borough Council.

We are a dynamic organisation with an ambitious transformation programme of change, including moving into a new modern Town Hall at the beginning of 2022. This will allow us to embrace a more agile way of working, including the flexibility to work from the office, home or on the move.

As a key member of the division’s senior management team, you will bring proven leadership to the Council’s environmental health, licensing, community safety and community warden and parking functions. You will be a strong team player with a preference for empowering your teams, making the most of their talents and strengths, to deliver the right outcomes for our town and community. Drawing on your strong emotional intelligence and integrity, you will instinctively know which approach and style is needed to address a situation and be highly effective in adopting it. When necessary, you’re not afraid to have difficult conversations.

Whilst a formal EH qualification is not essential, the successful candidate must have relevant and recent managerial experience incorporating environmental health and / or licensing services with sound knowledge of the relevant legislation and its application at both an operational and strategic level. You will possess the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to support your teams to undertake investigations, interventions and enforcement across the breadth of services.

You will be degree educated with the intellectual capacity and ability to quickly grasp new areas of work and make decisions that stand up to scrutiny. Experience of other relevant front line services would be an advantage.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email, Head of Community Services or call on 01293 438621.