Principal Environmental Health Officer (Imported Food Team)

£44,790 - £48,819
01 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Environmental Health Officer (Imported Food Team)

£44,790.00 - £48,819.00 per year

Job number: RS00248

Location: Imported Food Unit - Heathrow Airport, Building 550, Shoreham Road, East Hounslow, Middlesex, London, TW6 3UA


Working Hours: 36 hours per week - Shift Pattern

Closing date: 25 June 2021

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

About the role

This post attracts an additional non-contractual payment of £3,000 per annum.

The London Borough of Hillingdon is home to London Heathrow, the UK’s busiest airport for passenger and cargo movements. Based at the Border Control Post at the Cargo Terminal, you will play an important role in ensuring that all statutory controls of food and feed are carried out to protect the health of the UK.

We have recently carried out a whole service transformation in our Imported Food Service and are seeking enthusiastic Port Health specialist leaders to join our team.

We have two Principal EHO vacancies which will oversee the day to day management and workload allocation of team members.

About you

We are looking for an experienced EHO with substantial imported food knowledge to lead a team of EHO’s and Technical Officers to ensure the safety of food and feed coming through the UK’s busiest Airport. You will have relevant professional and technical experience to provide advice to Senior Leaders and Political Leaders on imported food matters.

You will manage the day to day functioning and operations of the imported food team and liaising with partner organisations. You will ensure that all statutory controls and service delivery is compliant with legislative requirements and in line with Council objectives.

You will develop a culture of continuous improvement and top performance, ensuring that Council values are embedded in delivering a customer focused service. You must be motivated to deliver results and take ownership of personal and team development.

You must be willing to work shift arrangements to cover all hours of service delivery during evenings and weekends.

Other important attributes include:

• developing technological solutions
• passion for learning
• problem solving
• collaboration
• exceptional customer service
• organisation
• teamwork and relationship building

What we offer

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.


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