Environmental Health Officer Food
Full Time / 37 Hours Per Week / Permanent
Would you like to play a key role in keeping the people of Leicester safe?
As a member of the Food Safety Team, you’ll carry out food hygiene and food standards inspections and other interventions. You’ll advise and support businesses to comply with food law, take proportionate and effective enforcement action when appropriate, investigate service requests about food and food establishments, and respond to food related incidents and outbreaks.
You’ll be appointed on a generic job description which allows for officers to be moved to different areas, temporarily or permanently, according to the needs of the service. Such moves will be made by agreement wherever possible.
When not carrying out site visits, you will be based at York House, Granby Street in the city centre. Subject to the needs of the service, you are also able to work flexibly, from home.
What you’ll be doing
On a day-to-day basis, you will be responsible for inspecting food businesses, as well as dealing with all food complaints and service requests for a specific area of the city.
Depending on your experience, you may also become involved in inspecting approved establishments and manufacturing premises. You are also likely to become involved in food sampling programmes that we undertake.
You will need to be able to work at pace, with minimum supervision, and meet our inspection targets. You will be joining a busy team of supportive officers, working together to ensure that we meet our legal obligations under food law and protect the citizens of Leicester from unsafe or misdescribed food.
What you’ll need
An integral part of this role is being able to communicate with people at all levels, you’ll also need broad and technical knowledge of environmental health enforcement matters.
You’ll have experience of preparing and providing and producing reports with ability to compose and serve statutory notices and the ability to analyse complex Environmental Health related situations to determine effective courses of action. You’ll be willing and able to work outside of normal office hours when required by the Service and also hold a current full UK driving licence with use of own car.
A Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health or a qualification recognised by the Environmental Health Registration Board as equivalent to either of these.
What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from several flexible benefits, including discounts on city buses and trains. For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at our benefits calculator.
We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Alison Cadmore of Liz Johnson on 0116 4543218 or Liz Johnson 0116 4543214