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Gary Jones

Gary Jones

BSc (Hons) Environmental Health

Head of Regulatory and Enforcement Services Law and Governance
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

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I have been employed by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council for the past 20 years. During this period, I have held a variety of multi-disciplined roles, with the past five being held at senior management level.

I am currently employed as the Head of Regulatory and Enforcement Services responsible for the strategic management of the Enforcement, Regulatory, Law and Governance Department. I am responsible for the management of the following services:

Private Sector Housing and the Council's Borough Wide Discretionary Licensing Scheme (Launched Sept 2014),

Environmental Enforcement Service,

Planning Enforcement,

Public Protection, Environmental Protection, Noise and Nuisance and Licensing services,

Environmental Health including Food Safety, Health and Safety services,

Trading Standards, Financial Investigations and Prosecutions Services (POCA offences).

I am also responsible for the trading market within Barking Town Centre.

My experience and skillset within the Local Authority is focused on providing strategic and operational direction to improve the quality of services being provided to residents and service users.

I am a trained Borough Emergency Control Centre Manager and have led on Borough testing of our emergency procedures including the validation the activation of the Borough Emergency Control Centres (BECC), the links between the BECCs and Council services.

I'm a believer in raising pride, celebrating success, educating and enforcing against those who have no regard for their community.