Technical Enforcement Officer

Employer
Buckinghamshire Council
Location
Buckinghamshire
Salary
£30298 - £31611 per annum
Closing date
23 Dec 2022

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Sector
Food Safety
Function
Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Overview

Following the creation of the new Buckinghamshire Unitary Authority, exciting new opportunities are available in our Housing and Regulatory Service. The work is challenging and offers you the opportunity to use and develop your professional skills to the full within our busy Commercial Team.

We are looking to recruit a Technical Enforcement Officer to work within our team to contribute to the Environmental Health Service objectives, ensuring the provision of an effective, consistent and high-quality service that is responsive to customer demands.

You will be home based and primarily working across the south of the county with some office working at the main offices in Aylesbury, Amersham and High Wycombe.

About us

The Commercial Team comprises of two geographical teams operating across Buckinghamshire and sits within Housing and Regulatory Service as part of our Planning, Growth and Sustainability directorate. It is responsible for undertaking investigations, inspections and required enforcement activity to achieve regulatory compliance. The work of the team covers all aspects of food safety and hygiene, health and safety, accident investigation, infectious disease. event safety, smoke-free compliance and supports and works with businesses as part of the Primary Authority Partnership Scheme.

About the role

You will be responsible for regulatory activities ranging from informal advice to formal enforcement action and prosecution in accordance with Codes of Practices and guidance across a wide range of food business and workplace settings. You will support the work of other team members as necessary to achieve compliance. You will also provide advice, guidance and support to businesses and the public and undertake sampling activities.

You will manage a personal caseload to ensure customer satisfaction and compliance with Council policies, procedures and performance indicators. In addition, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and review of special projects and assigned tasks including promotional, advisory and educational activities. You will respond to service requests from members of the public, businesses, Councillors and visitors to the area.

You will be expected to maintain an up to date professional knowledge of appropriate legal, technical and social issues to ensure the delivery of an effective quality service and maintain your core competencies.

As a relatively new service we are constantly looking to improve our service delivery, developing new and innovative ways of working and using technology.

Mobile:

A 'mobile' role gives you the flexibility to schedule your own diary, so you can meet with colleagues and clients in a variety of locations. You'll access digital folders and resources on your laptop and be able to use the network wherever you are based. Working from home will be common, as well as meeting your team in the office where necessary.

About you

We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, possessing good communication skills and a positive approach to customer care. You will have a good level of knowledge and understanding of food and health and safety legislation and have practical experience within local authorities.

You should meet the competencies set out in the Food Law Code of Practice to undertake low risk food hygiene interventions and recent experience of food safety enforcement gained while working within a Local Authority is preferable.

Applications are welcome from both experienced officers and from those who have not yet completed their Competency Development portfolio and support will be provided to achieve this.

Other information

This job does require carrying out site visits, but we actively encourage the team to adopt a flexible working approach to improve their work-life balance. This includes working from home and attending the office as and when required, such as face-to-face meetings.

Our main offices are based in Aylesbury, Amersham & High Wycombe.

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Ian Snudden on 01494 732057 or ian.snudden@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.

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