Environmental Health Officers / Food and Safety Officers

£27,905 - £37,849
28 Oct 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type

Environmental Health Officers / Food and Safety Officers

£27,905 - £37,849

Up to 37 hpw


Full time or part time positions available.

Based in Lowestoft or Melton but as part of the role you will travel throughout east Suffolk.

On 1 April 2019, we became East Suffolk Council - a new super district authority, replacing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney. We are the largest district council in the country, providing high-quality services to a quarter of a million people across east Suffolk. East Suffolk is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people's lives.

East Suffolk has major economic, cultural, heritage and environmental assets such as seaside towns and beaches, villages, forests, heathland, and internationally renowned cultural festivals. Key business sectors are agriculture, food and drink, energy, information technology, digital creative, manufacturing and engineering, marine, ports and logistics, visitor economy and cultural sectors. We are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk.

We are looking for Environmental Health Officers / Food and Safety Officers to join our Food and Safety Team.

Your role will be to deliver regulatory services in relation to occupational health and safety, food safety and hygiene, infectious disease control and skin piercing registration. You will also be a tutor for our food safety and occupational health and safety training course programme.

A detailed knowledge of legislation, codes of practice and associated guidance is essential as is the ability to use your initiative, to investigate, make sound judgements and take a range of risk-based proportionate interventions.

You must have a degree or equivalent qualification in Environmental Health and / or Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection and a Level 5 qualification in Health and Safety.

If you are an excellent team player, who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and passionate about delivering high-quality customer service; with a good eye for detail and committed to delivering continuous improvement in processes and practices, then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we can offer full or part time hours of work and great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand-new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Sims, Food and Safety Manager on (01394) 444356 or Christine Walker, Environmental Health Officer on (01394) 444269.

For further details and to apply, please visit: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: midday, 13 November 2019.

Interview date: 26 November 2019.