Head of Outbreak Control (12-month FTC)

London (Greater)
£67,164 - £75,695
20 Jan 2021
15 Feb 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type

Havering is a council with a bright future, an ambitious vision and high-profile growth agenda. The third largest London Borough covering an area of 11,227 hectares and 386 miles of highways we serve 106,000 households and circa 250,000 residents. As part of our continuing commitment to development and sustainability we are re-shaping our Neighbourhoods Directorate to form an Extended Management Team to work more collaboratively with our partners, our residents and our colleagues across the Council to deliver the priorities set within our Corporate Plan. Employee feedback tells us that we are a council people want to work for and one in which you will have the opportunity to thrive while maximising your contribution and career potential.

Reporting into the Assistant Director of Civil protection this role has line management responsibility for delivering the Council’s Outbreak Control enforcement and compliance functions.  In particular the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Having direct reports for at least 5  areas : Outbreak Control Business (Data) Analysis, Outbreak Control Programme Manager, Outbreak Control Managers and Outbreak Control Business Intelligence Analysis  You will be the lead Officer and adviser on all Outbreak Control matters, ensuring effective  partnership working with NHS Havering, the Health Protection Agency and other appropriate bodies  to ensure public health protection within the community.

You will need to demonstrate specific experience in working with the general public, including customer care initiatives such as community based consultation, experience dealing with external partners and importantly have both the written and oral skills to convey operational, technical, policy or strategic information effectively. Able to lead an effective and efficient Outbreak Control Service with clear management and guidance ensuring the reputation of the Council is safeguarded. 

For more information and to apply please contact our retained consultants at Osborne Thomas on 020 3280 3671 or via havering@osbornethomas.org 

Closing date: 15th February