Environmental Health Officer / Food Safety Officer

Barrow Borough Council
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Principal Officer Grade 6 (£36,371 per annum)

(Plus essential user car allowance)

(Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2023)

We are looking for a professionally qualified and skilled officer who is competent, confident, enthusiastic and highly motivated to fill the above post in the Commercial Services Team. The Borough of Barrow-in-Furness is situated at the southern tip of Cumbria, on the northern shores of Morecambe Bay and set against the spectacular backdrop of the English Lake District Mountains.  It is surrounded by beautiful beaches with easy access to the Lake District. The role is also commutable from the M6 and the surrounding areas with one of the most scenic journeys in the Country. 

About you

Working under the day-to-day direction of the Commercial Team Leader, you will be responsible for the monitoring and enforcement of standards, with the capability to inspecting all categories of food premises for food hygiene. You will have experience of examining food safety management systems, serving notices, and closing food premises when necessary, with the ability to sample foods, experience of dealing with notifications of infectious disease and outbreaks. You will be expected to manage a diverse caseload and be an effective communicator with the ability to converse at ease with customers and have the capacity to interpret legislation and translate this knowledge and to provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement. 

You must hold the Diploma or BSc/MSc in Environmental Health and be registered as an EHO with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent. Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

The post is offered on a full time basis of 37 hours per week on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023, although applications from candidates seeking job-share or part-time arrangements will be considered.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure.

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Ivor Churcher (Commercial Team Leader) on 01229 876547 or Graham Barker (Head of Public Protection) on (01229) 876372.

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk to apply online. Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. LA14 2LD. on (01229) 876543 or e-mail hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

The closing date for this post is 27th May 2022. Any applications received will be assessed within two weeks of receipt.

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

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