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Senior Environmental Health Officer / Technical Officer (Food & Health & Safety)

Braintree District Council
£30,405 - £38,946
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

Senior Environmental Health Officer / Technical Officer (Food & Health & Safety)

Location: Braintree, Essex

Salary: Career grade 4-5, £30,405 - £38,946 per annum (Pro rata)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week, (three days)

Closing date: Wednesday 12th October 2022

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Environmental Health Officer / Technical Officer to join our Food, Health and Safety and Licensing team.

Working as a District Officer you will take on a wide range of duties including food hygiene and health and safety inspections, sampling and investigation work including accidents, health and safety / food complaints, infectious disease and food borne disease. You will also respond to planning and licensing consultations and will advise, educate, and take appropriate enforcement action where required.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills. You must be able to work with minimal supervision and be flexible with your working hours as some out of hours inspections / visits will be required.  You will have recent food hygiene regulatory experience and must meet the baseline qualification requirements of the FSA Food Law competency framework. Health and safety regulatory experience is desirable.

This is a career-graded post however due to service needs our preference is to appoint a qualified, experienced Officer at grade 5 (£34,728 - £38,946 pa). Candidates capable of progression are invited to apply.

Candidates who can demonstrate that they are actively working towards their CIEH registration will be considered but pay cannot progress past £33,825 (grade 4) until such time as the registration is achieved and the full requirements of the FSA competency framework are met.

A suitable candidate holding the Higher Certificate in Food Control / Advanced Professional Certificate in Food Hygiene and Standards Control appointed at Grade 4 (£30,405 - £33,825pa) who is willing to obtain a relevant health and safety qualification will be supported to enable progression and authorisation at Grade 5 (£34,728 - ££38.946pa) as quickly as possible.

Supporting document for Senior Environmental Health Officer / Technical Officer (Food & Health & Safety)

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact Lisa Le Besque (Tuesday to Thursday) on 01376 557790

The closing date for this opportunity is Wednesday 12th October 2022.

Why choose Braintree District Council?

Braintree is an ambitious and dynamic Council and is becoming one of the fastest growing Districts in the East of England with three growing towns, London just 45 minutes away and the district located directly between the international transport centres of Stansted Airport and Harwich and Felixstowe International Ports. We have a deserved track record for delivering and a strong reputation within the business community.

Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our staff. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it

Visit our website to read more about what our district offers residents, visitors, businesses and employees. You can also view our strategic investments and the innovative projects setting up home in our region.

Braintree District Council offers an excellent benefits package to all its employees which includes:

* Competitive pay and benefits

* Flexible working

* Free parking

* Local government pension scheme

* Learning and development for all staff

* Staff discount scheme

* Staff recognition schemes

* Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership

* Employee assistance programme

What should you do next?

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Braintree District Council website or apply using the link below.

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