Environmental Protection Officer - Food and Safety team

£24,510 - £41,025
13 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Food Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Protection Officer - Food and Safety team

Salary Details: Tier 1 - £24,510 to £31,998 (Grade F-G) Tier 2 - £31,998 to £41,025 (Grade H-I)
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston

The Royal Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Sutton have come together to create an ambitious and forward-looking shared environment service, covering Regulatory Services and Highways & Transport functions. 

With a focus on delivering high quality frontline services, this innovative partnership plays its role in creating sustainable communities, with a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all. 

Set in a challenging public service environment, we have an opportunity in the Food and Safety Team in the Regulatory Services function and are looking for a passionate, committed and enthusiastic professional to join us as we continue to develop and shape the service.

About the role

The successful candidate will undertake Commercial Environmental Health work comprising food hygiene; food standards and infectious disease investigations; complaints and advice to businesses and consumers. Knowledge and experience of health and safety enforcement work would also be an advantage. As a member of a small, committed and hard-working team, you will be involved in both proactive and reactive work within the team’s remit. 

About you

You will be a qualified Environmental Health Officer EHORB registered or a Food Safety Officer who holds the Higher Certificate in Food Control or equivalent with the knowledge and recent experience to demonstrate your ability to carry out official food controls and enforce food law in all categories of food premises. You will have at least two years’ experience of food enforcement.

You will have knowledge and experience of the EU Regulation 882/2004 on official controls for feed and food law (and animal health and animal welfare) The Official Feed and Food Controls (England) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/3255) Food Law Code of Practice (2015) The Food Safety Act 1990 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, PACE and RIPA amongst other legislation. 

You will be organised, diligent and flexible, with good communication skills and able to work on your own initiative. You will have an eye for detail and be comfortable working under pressure. The Shared Service works across two boroughs and you will be expected to work in either Borough offices as required, however the post will primarily be located in Kingston town centre. 

As part of our team, you will benefit from a commitment to your professional and personal development, the opportunity to work flexibly, attractive working spaces, and up-to-date messaging and video technology that fosters networking and collaboration. You will have the opportunity to work on a multitude of cases and projects, so learning and experience is maximised. 

You must have a full driving licence and have access to a car available for work

About the Councils

The Royal Borough of Kingston and London Borough of Sutton are key partners and have adopted an approach based on strategic collaboration. This has already resulted in a number of shared services including ICT, HR, Finance and this Environment Service with further opportunities being explored. 

Contact: For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kim Stephens Team Leader at 020 8770 5632 or contact Kate Nicholls Lead Officer Environmental Health Commercial on 0208 770 5588

Advert Close: 8th April 2018
Provisional Interview Dates: 25th and 27th April 2018


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