Environmental Health Officer - Food Safety

08 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Food Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Title:       Environmental Health Officer - Food Safety

Salary:           £30785 (point 35)

Employer:        East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Contract:         Permanent

Hours:             Full-Time, 37 hours per week

Base:                Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Health Officer with drive and enthusiasm to join our integrated food services team consisting of Environmental Health and Trading Standards professionals. The post is based in the inland port town of Goole which links directly to the M62 corridor allowing ready access to the local motorway network and to the historic market towns of Howden, Market Weighton and Pocklington, which are within the area covered by the food services team based in Goole . The main responsibilities include inspecting high risk food premises, the enforcement of food safety legislation, the investigation of food borne illnesses and contributing to  aspects of policy and procedural development for the service overall.  Professionalism and the ability to work both with minimal supervision and as part of a team towards shared goals are essential.

You must have a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health, be EHORB registered and ideally be in a position to be authorised in accordance with Food Law Code of Practice requirements with minimal delay.   You must possess a very good understanding of the relevant food safety legislation and will have current practical experience in the application of the Food Law Code of Practice, including the inspection of food businesses and the implementation of relevant enforcement policy and guidelines.  You will need to demonstrate a willingness and capacity to tackle serious or persistent non-compliance using the full spectrum of graduated enforcement. You will also investigate infectious disease notifications.

There are no Health and Safety enforcement responsibilities in this role.

Based at The Council Offices, Church Street Goole for 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend out-of-hours duties.

For an informal discussion please contact John Teahan, Senior Environmental Health Officer - Food Safety, tel (01482) 396224.

Application pack available at www.eastriding.gov.uk/jobs

Advert No:                 HTPP000105

Closing Date:              1 October 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

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