Enforcement Officer - Food Safety

Location
Essex
Salary
£23,398 - £29,323
Posted
03 Nov 2017
Closes
03 Dec 2017
Sector
Food Safety
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Enforcement Officer - Food Safety

£23,398 - £29,323

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are looking to recruit a full time Enforcement Officer in its Regulatory Services Group and whilst this is a generic role supporting all aspects of Regulatory Services Enforcement we are looking to recruit an Officer to assist with inspecting food premises, sampling, infectious disease and assisting with service requests across the. Whole service area including licensing, gambling, trading standards, taxi licensing, statutory nuisance and health and safety as appropriate.

You will have experience of the gathering and safe keeping of evidence, preparation of reports to support appropriate action against breaches of the law, plan and carry out enforcement/compliance action and be required to support Regulatory Services Officers from time to time. There may also be a necessity to appear as a witness in court and at tribunals on behalf of the council.

Predominantly the work is during weekday office hours but there will be a necessity to work across the service and outside the office beyond those hours, including nights and at weekends and as part of a Regulatory Services out of hours rota. Access to a car is preferable to facilitate completing necessary enquiries. You are required to have qualifications relevant to enforcement within a Local Authority or other statutory body or have equivalent experience. Your application will be supported if you have a basic knowledge of regulatory services and enforcement procedures. 

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you are interested in this role and would like a full job description, please get in touch with us at alex.brown@reedglobal.com .

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