Head of Farming, Food & Health

North Yorkshire
£50,183 to £58,380
11 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking to appoint to the pivotal position of Head of Farming, Food & Health to lead the Farming, Food & Health section as the County Council moves towards Local Government Reorganisation in April 2023 and beyond.

Our Team

North Yorkshire County Council Growth, Planning and Trading Standards has an excellent reputation for service delivery and is at the forefront of trading standards enforcement.

The Farming, Food & Health section plays a vital role in protecting the farm to fork food chain and delivers a number of Public Health Service Level Agreements in respect to alcohol and tobacco control and the promotion of a healthier food scheme.

The role

As our Head of Farming, Food & Health you will oversee service delivery, be responsible for teams of managers and officers, and take the lead on ensuring effective service planning and performance management is in place across Growth, Planning and Trading Standards.

We welcome applications from those without the diploma in trading standards or equivalent, but who hold a relevant qualification for food standards purposes as defined in the Food Standards Agency Code of Practice.

This is a politically restricted post as defined by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Living and working in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a thriving county, which is a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

It is a stunning place with happy and safe communities, and excellent education. Over the past two years, the new national crime figures have revealed that the region has some of lowest crimes rates in the country. It is rich in history and culture, in a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant cities, market towns, quaint villages, stunning rural and coast landscapes. We can also boast having three towns in the top ten of the UK Halifax quality of life survey.

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1 (M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London/ Edinburgh just two hours away by train.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location as well as great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Robson, Head of Matrix Services on 07816 813419.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.