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Commercial Food & Safety Officer (Export Health Certificates)

Cornwall Council
£29,395 - £36,921
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Commercial Food & Safety Officer (Export Health Certificates)

Location: Camborne, United Kingdom
Reference: 2100025Y
Salary Range: £29,395 - £36,921
Job Type/Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 37

Cornwall provides the perfect opportunity for commercially minded Food Safety professionals to work and live.  These roles could see you working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country for one of the largest Unitary Authorities in England and living a lifestyle where you can head to the beach or into the spectacular countryside after work. But will Cornwall really challenge you, or provide you with any new experiences? We think it will! We have over 9000 food business, 160 of which are Approved Premises, spread over 1,376 square miles. There are a broad range of seasonal events and activities that come with being a popular international destination, and there is also the benefit of working for a Council that is geared towards protecting our residents and supporting our businesses through a sustainable approach to providing regulatory solutions.

Our Service is…

•    Striving to protect and support our local economy and residents, by working positively with local businesses and communities.

•    Driving business growth through developing partnerships and support networks;, and where necessary using targeted and robust enforcement action to ensure a level playing field.

•    Embracing a supportive ethos towards businesses and promoting the commercial advantages of good regulatory compliance.

•    Innovative in providing non-statutory business support services on a cost recovery basis.

•    Aiming to ensure high level of technical expertise across those regulatory functions that are relevant to the county’s needs

We are looking for 3x Commercial Food & Safety Officers for export health certification roles based in Newlyn, Roche and Redruth respectively.  The postholders will undertake other food safety roles alongside delivering our export health certification service.  Given the wide spectrum of approved food businesses this would be a good role for those with experience or for those wishing to gain experience in that field.

You will work alongside a highly experienced group of officers who are knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking, who protect the public whilst exploring innovative ways of providing a sustainable regulatory service.

The district delivery teams are within the Food & Safety team which delivers Event Planning, Health & Safety and Food Safety regulatory support to businesses and members of the public.  The Food & Safety team is part of a Unit within the Communities and Public Protection Service (CPP) which comprises team members from other disciplines such as Port Health, Trading Standards, Registration Service and Animal Health, who work closely with colleagues in the wider CPP team who cover Licensing, Libraries, Parking Enforcement, Localism and Community Safety. Integration between the disciplines is not only encouraged but fully supported.

Of course it is not all work in Cornwall, we offer a hybrid working environment, a flexi hours system and one of the most beautiful parts of the country to work in. If you would like to discuss the roles or have any questions, then please call Nick Kelly (Food & Safety Manager) on 07528983450.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.

Interview Dates: Wednesday 8th December & Thursday 9th December 2021

Closing Date: 28 Nov 2021


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