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Technical Officer

Cheshire East Council
£24,491 - £27,741
Closing date
7 Nov 2021

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Technical Officer

Location: Crewe

Job category: Regulatory Services

Grade: CEC NJC - Grade 7

Salary min: £24,491 per annum

Salary max: £27,741 per annum

Ref no: E1194

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, talented, and ambitious person to work within our Commercial Services Team.

The Commercial Team is responsible for food safety, health & safety, and mobile homes legislation, and is based across two locations within the Borough: Crewe and Macclesfield.

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.

At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.

If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

As an equal opportunity’s employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.

We have a vacancy for an Officer with The Higher Certificate in Food Control qualification, or equivalent, who can complement the ideas and direction of the Team and contribute to the Council's strategic objectives.

As a Technical Officer, you will be responsible for a varied caseload including food premises inspections, responding to service requests, sampling and the investigation of food poisoning and infectious disease notifications. Your role will include the provision of support and advice to individuals and the local business community, and where necessary take appropriate enforcement action.

Working as part of a busy team, you will need to have a flexible approach to service delivery to meet your personal objectives and the wider aims of the service. You will require excellent verbal and written communication skills, good time management, and enjoy being part of a vibrant team.

If you think you have the skills and drive to contribute and compliment the service, then this may be the opportunity for you.

For more details on this role, please contact Sarah Sutton, Commercial Services Team Leader, on 07805 694812 or email

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Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however, please do not be discouraged from applying again.

For any technical enquiries please email

Please quote job reference number in all correspondence.

Closing date: 7 November 2021.


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