Food Technical Officer / Environmental Health Officer

East of England
07 Sep 2018
07 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client based in the East of England is recruiting for a, interim or full time, permanent Food Technical Officer / Environmental Health Officer to carry out the full range of duties of an Environmental Health Officer from basic investigations/inspections to the most complex cases in relation to the assigned work team/work area – namely Commercial and Licensing , Residential, and Environmental Quality and Growth, and undertake food premises inspection  / food control to work within their Environmental health commercial team.



  • Inspect the district to which she/he is assigned to keep informed of the environmental health circumstances therein; analysis of complex areas of work, problem solve, make complex decisions and take appropriate action and to liaise with the officers in their team and Officers in other teams/work areas as necessary. Make the necessary arrangements to plan and undertake the agreed work programmed in liaison with the relevant line manager and in accordance with the service standards and quality criteria set by the service. Record details of all visits and action taken in accordance with service policy and procedures by manual or electronic means, in particular to maintain all necessary statutory records. To update and review the accuracy of the Service’s database as often as necessary. Ensure all work required by informal or formal action is in accordance with legislative standards and service policy and is followed up to completion. Take decisions as to what is the most appropriate enforcement action and proceed with that action including the use of informal letters and notices, statutory notices, and after consultation with the Team Manager, make recommendations to the Environmental Health Manager with regard to potential cautions and prosecutions. Conform to the Council’s Enforcement Policy and the departmental procedures Prepare reports, statements of evidence and attend court, public enquiries and committees as necessary. Support and offer technical advice to other officers, students, other staff or contractors as directed. Undertake health education and health promotion in relation to the relevant work areas as directed. Install and/or operate the equipment provided in relevant work areas in order to record or monitor safety and environmental conditions as appropriate. Assist with the practical training of Student EHO’s, TO’s and other staff as required from time to time in the relevant work area as directed. To keep abreast of all areas of Environmental Health to ensure that cover can be provided in all the teams as and when required Officers will be allocated to one of the three operational teams and the relevant section below will apply:



  • Considerable experience in food, health and safety and infectious disease control would be essential and experience in imported food control, desirable. Inspecting officers must hold one of the baseline qualifications, and have associated registration. The base line qualifications are Higher Certificate in Food Control or certificate of registration or Diploma issued by Environmental Health Registration Board. The Inspecting Officer must be able to demonstrate how they are capable of meeting the competencies relating to Inspection of Food Establishments (Cluster 4.) and have at least 10 hours of Food Core CPD as specified in the current version of the Food Law Code of Practice and Practice Guidance. 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

Competative Salary on offer.


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


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