Food Safety Officer / Environmental Health Practitioner

South London
30 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref: BF4025

Buckingham Futures have exciting opportunities for Food Safety Officer / Environmental Health Practitioner in South London to work in a busy and forward-looking food and safety team to start ASAP, initially for 6 months contract.

Rate £28.00 - £35.00 per hour.


  • Undertake food hygiene and health and safety interventions in all risk categories and types of premises
  • Investigate food complaints and complaints relating to food premises
  • Investigate complaints relating to health and safety, including reportable accidents and dangerous occurrences
  • Participation in the food sampling programme
  • Investigate cases of food poisoning and other infectious diseases
  • Assist in the development of primary authority partnerships
  • Deal with applications for skin piercing licences
  • Arrange national assistance burials
  • Assist with the delivery of training courses.
  • Help organise and participate in public health promotional campaigns
  • Carry out duties in relation to the smoke-free requirements
  • Assist with the development of operational policies and procedures for the food and safety team
  • Undertake enforcement action as appropriate and in line with the councils’ enforcement policy


  • Qualified environmental health officer / food and safety officer with EHORB / EHRB registration (or equivalent).
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of inspecting premises requiring in depth knowledge of legislation
  • Experience of investigating complaints and service requests
  • Comply with the competency requirements for Authorised Officers as detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice
  • Ability to progress projects and enforcement cases in a timely manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

NB - A copy of relevant qualifications, CPD certificates and certificates of registration with EHORB/EHRB (or equivalent) must be held on file by Buckingham Futures before the contract commences

If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications for these roles and feel you match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email

Thank you for your interest in our role. Buckingham Futures endeavours to respond to all applications; however, due to the volume of CVs received, this may not always be possible.


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