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Food Safety and Standards Officer or EHO Food Safety and Standards (2 posts)

Nottingham City Council
£34,373 rising to £36,371
Closing date
26 Jun 2022
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Food Safety and Standards Officer or EHO Food Safety and Standards (2 posts)
Starting salary is £34,373 rising to £36,371 on first year anniversary, subject to completion of a probationary period.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.

The Safer Business Service within the Community Protection Directorate is seeking Food Safety and Standards Officers (with Higher Certificate and the two additional module endorsements) or Food Safety and Standards EHOs.

You will be joining a supportive, experienced team dealing with the full range of food premises related issues in a diverse business sector. Having an excellent understanding of the subject area with the ability to assess risk and to act proportionately is essential.

The service objective is as much about supporting businesses to learn and grow as it is about securing compliance through formal action when needed, so you will need to be persuasive as well as assertive.

An ability to prioritise workloads, work to targets, record data accurately and maintain a high level of professional competence is essential. The ability to work flexibly while being accountable for performance will be an important part of the role.

Nottingham offers the opportunity for the right candidates to be part of a well-respected and successful modern service that will provide relevant training and mentoring to enhance professional skills and knowledge.

Please provide a supporting statement as part of your application about how you are suitable for this role with particular emphasis on the three keys areas below:

  • Detail your Food Hygiene/Food Standards experience/knowledge and highlight any key achievements you have made or wish to make in your career.
  • What key factors of health and safety evident concern would you be conscious of while carrying out food hygiene inspections. Highlight any experience you may have.
  • Explain how you would approach an inspection that has a food business operator whose first language is not English.


  • A degree or diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent or Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection and EHRB registration or equivalent.

Interviews will be held W/C 20 June 2022. Those invited to interview will be requested to provide a draft of their current competency matrix or other evidence in respect of competency assessment, training and CPD records. Appointment subject to suitable references.

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.    

For informal enquiries please contact George Shorter, Tel: 0115 8761481 / 07758276960 Email:

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.   
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.  
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