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Food and Safety Officer

Torbay Borough Council
£32,798 - £35,336
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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Food and Safety Officer - Torbay Council

Salary Grade I SCP 28-31 £32,798 - £35,336

Appointment Full Time

Job Term Permanent

LocationnTorbay, Devon

Torbay Council is home to one of the busiest fish markets in the town of Brixham which exports both to Europe and beyond. You will play an essential role in our export health certification process to ensure that our fishing industry in Torbay can export effectively on a daily basis.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food and Safety Officer to join our Food and Safety Team. You will be based at our office at Brixham Fish Market on a number of days per week to ensure that our export certification service runs effectively and to a high standard.

Your role will be to take a lead on the export certification service that we provide and day to day you will be responsible for certifying fish and shellfish that is exported out of Brixham to the EU and beyond - whilst you will be expected to work on your own with little supervision, the export service is overseen by a Senior Environmental Health Officer.

As well as your role in the export health certification service, you will be responsible for carrying out other food and safety duties and you will have your own workload in terms of medium risk food inspections and will be involved in specific project work which is undertaken to improve and maintain standards of food safety and health and safety within Torbay.

About you
You will have the following qualification: Degree or Diploma or equivalent in Environmental Health, Higher Certificate in Food Inspection or Food Control.
Experience of providing good customer care will be essential, as you will be expected to provide advice and information to service users, other local authorities and government departments such as the Food Standards Agency. We are looking for an individual that can hit the ground running, so a background in food law enforcement and knowledge of export food controls would be advantageous although not essential.

What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- Local government pension scheme;
- Hybrid working;
- Generous holiday entitlement;
- Flexible working hours;
- Access to a wide range of training and courses to support career progression.

Additional information
For additional information on the role, please contact Helen Perkins on 07770 484651 or

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