Food Safety Officer/Environmental Health Officer - Commercial

£28,222 - £35,958
29 May 2019
23 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

‘Happy to talk flexible working’

Food Safety Officer/Environmental Health Officer - Commercial

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food Safety Officer or Environmental Health Officer to join our ambitious and progressive Shared Environmental Health Partnership at Mole Valley and Tandridge District Councils and be a valued member of a friendly and professional team.

The role in the Commercial Team offers a wide range of challenges, and opportunities to make a difference and contribute to the success of our shared service, whilst developing your own knowledge and management experience.

The successful candidate will enjoy a range of duties, focusing on the inspection of food businesses in all risk categories, including a number of approved establishments, the participation in sampling programmes, as well as the inspection of workplaces and the completion of nationally and locally agreed targeted health and safety projects. In addition there will be the opportunity to contribute to the risk assessment and monitoring of private water supplies, to participate in the delivery of accredited training courses and the investigation of infectious disease cases, together with playing a key role in supporting the service’s primary authority partnership agreements with several high profile businesses.

Achieving all this will require flexibility, enthusiasm, good organisation skills and an interest in and knowledge of the topics involved. The role will involve working closely with colleagues, business proprietors and elected members and so will require excellent customer service and communication skills.

This post requires a standard DBS disclosure.

About you

The ideal candidate will be a qualified and experienced post holder who holds a Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection or BSc or MSc in Environmental Health and EHRB registration, with proven experience of promoting compliance through both a supportive as well as a staged approach to enforcement and will be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of current legislation.

You will manage your own caseload of food safety, health and safety at work-related inspections, interventions and investigation of infectious disease, as well as service requests received from members of the public relating to commercial premises.

For You

We will support and encourage you through our annual Performance and Development Review to identify training and career development opportunities. Helping you to reach your career goals and full potential.

We offer

Flexibility providing a laptop, offering remote and flexible working options, helping you to achieve a great work life balance    

Generous annual leave allowance and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution

Casual user car allowance

Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab 

Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls

CIEH membership fees

Further information

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Trish O’Callaghan Commercial Team Leader on 01306 879229 or email Trish.o’ Alternatively you can contact HR at

Hours of work           37 Hours

Contract type            Permanent

Salary                         £28,222 - £35,958

Politically restricted role: Yes

Location                     Oxted, Surrey

Closing date for applicants:  23 June 2019

Interview dates:        2 and 3 July 2019

Visit our careers website or email our careers inbox submit your CV along with a personal / supporting statement in the text box provided, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification.

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