Competitive Salary Offered
We are looking to recruit an experienced officer to work in food safety and workplace health & safety within the Commercial & Trading Standards team, on maternity cover.
The Service covers environmental health, trading standards, licensing, pest control, hygiene action, cemeteries, parking enforcement and school crossing patrols.
The Commercial & Trading Standards Team is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of a wide range of legislation including that relating to food hygiene and standards, workplace health and safety, infectious diseases, animal health and welfare, product safety, legal metrology, illicit tobacco, counterfeit products, unroadworthy vehicles and age restricted products.
The successful applicant will help to protect the food supply chain and workers’ health and safety within the Borough by carrying out inspections, enforcement and advisory work, investigating fatalities, accidents and complaints and taking food samples.
The applicant must be qualified and competent in accordance with the current Food Law Code of Practice and have recent experience working in food safety in a Local Authority.
They should also have worked as an authorised officer under section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and hold a relevant qualification such as a Diploma/BSc/MSc in Environmental Health, or NEBOSH Diploma, or equivalent with relevant experience.