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Environmental Health (Food and H&S) Lead Officer

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Greater Manchester
£37,890 - £43,857
Closing date
15 Sep 2021
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Environmental Health (food and h&s) Lead Officer x 1

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

£37,890 - £43,857 a year - Full-time (37 hrs/week)

Stockport is one of ten districts comprising the Greater Manchester city region and stretches from cosmopolitan Manchester to the borders of the Peak District National Park.  Stockport is an ideal place to live, work and visit.  Many people consider the Borough affluent and it has a strong and sustainable economy, high levels of educational attainment and skills, low levels of unemployment and high levels of owner occupation.  

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a, experienced and qualified individual to join our Commercial & Trading Standards Team as a Lead Officer. We are part of the Public Protection Service based in Fred Perry House in the centre of Stockport, 5 minutes away from the bus and train stations and the M60.  The Service covers environmental health, trading standards, licensing, pest control, hygiene action, cemeteries, parking enforcement and school crossing patrols.  The Commercial & Trading Standards Team is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of the full range of Trading Standards legislation as well as food hygiene and standards, workplace health and safety, and infectious diseases.  

Environmental Health Lead Officer (food and h&s)  – the successful applicant must be qualified and competent in accordance with the current Food Law Code of Practice and have recent experience working in food safety in a Local Authority.  You should also have worked as an authorised officer under section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and hold a relevant qualification such as a Diploma/BSc/MSc in Environmental Health, or NEBOSH Diploma, or equivalent with relevant experience.  You will lead, supervise and be responsible for the work of Environmental Health on the team, specifically food hygiene, workplace health and safety, and infectious diseases.  You will also participate in the duty systems and inspection programme.

Applicants must be able to work on their own initiative, be highly organised with excellent planning and communications skills. 

Additional Benefits;

- 25 days paid annual leave (28 days after 5 years continuous service)

- 8 statutory and general national holidays + 2 extra statutory days 

- casual car user business mileage payable in accordance with Council policy

- participation in the Council's flexi-time scheme

If you would like an informal discussion about this post please contact the Commercial & Trading Standards Team Manager Melony Woods on 0161 474 4241 or email

Closing date: Wednesday 15th September 2021 


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