Environmental Health Officer
Starting salary for EHO and Food Safety and Standards Officer is £32,233 rising to £34,106 on first year anniversary, subject to completion of a probation period. Starting salary for Food Safety Officer is £24,657 rising to £26,470 on first year anniversary, subject to completion of a probation period.
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The Safer Business Service within the Community Protection Directorate is seeking Environmental Health Officers or Food Safety and Standards Officers (with Higher Certificate and the two additional module endorsements) or Food Safety Officer (with Higher Certificate). You will be joining a supportive, experienced team dealing with the full range of food premises related issues in a diverse business sector. Having an excellent understanding of the subject area with the ability to assess risk and to act proportionately is essential.
The service objective is as much about supporting businesses to learn and grow as it is about securing compliance through formal action when needed, so you will need to be persuasive as well as assertive. An ability to prioritise workloads, work to targets, record data accurately and maintain a high level of professional competence is essential. The ability to work flexibly while being accountable for performance will be an important part of the role. Nottingham offers the opportunity for either experienced or newly qualified officers to be part of a well-respected and successful modern service that will provide relevant training and mentoring to enhance professional skills and knowledge.
Please provide a supporting statement as part of your application about how you are suitable for this role with particular emphasis on the three keys areas below:
• Detail your Food Hygiene/Food Standards experience/knowledge and highlight any key achievements you have made or wish to make in your career.
• What key factors of health and safety evident concern would you are conscious of while carrying out food hygiene inspections? Highlight any experience you have.
• Explain how you would approach an inspection that has a food business operator whose first language is not English.
• A degree or diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent or Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection
• EHRB registration
Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th June 2018.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Paul Dales, Tel: 01158761479.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.