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Food and Safety Officer

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
£32,909 - £36,298 + essential car user
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Food Safety
Technical / Scientific
Contract Type
Full Time


Food and Safety Officer

Environment and Sustainability

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Band 7: salary in range £ 32,909 to £36,298 (plus essential car user)

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is a coastal Borough with a big emphasis on tourism, an exciting and vibrant place to work with big plans for the future and significant opportunities ahead. With miles of beautiful coastline and our unique Norfolk broads with a proud cultural heritage, Norfolk is a great place to live and work.

The Council is actively supporting businesses by successfully bidding for funding to develop and improve the local environment such as upgrades to the fixed market and the rebuilding of the historic winter gardens.  The Council also successfully supports the local offshore industry which is central to the local economy.

This is an opportunity to join a busy, friendly and professional Commercial Team who are adaptive in their approach to businesses.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and forward-thinking Food and Safety Officer to join the team. Your main responsibilities will include managing your own caseload, the enforcement of food safety legislation in high and medium risk food premises, investigating food complaints and food borne illnesses, food/water sampling, health and safety, ship sanitation certificates, infectious diseases and supporting/advising local businesses. 

We are interested in receiving applications from people who are persistent, determined, patient, thorough, pay attention to detail, and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.  You will need to be an excellent communicator and have both a professional and personable manner.

Applicants will already hold the Higher Certificate in Food Control awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or CIEH or equivalent. You will meet the Food Standards Agency competency framework requirements detailed in food law code of practice to inspect a full range of premises and you will have health and safety enforcement experience in a local authority.

If you feel you can offer all of the above and more, then we can offer you fantastic training and a career for life. The Council operates an agile working environment with hybrid working at the heart of this. Offering a friendly working environment with attractive terms and conditions, including generous holiday entitlement, flexible working, relocation package (where applicable) and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If this sound like the role for you, then we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply

To apply please go to Login ( and complete the application form and attach your CV and covering letter, any information requested through the application form that is present in your CV, please enter "see CV".

Please ensure you evidence in your application/covering letter how you meet the requirements of the role as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. CV’s and applications via engage to include current/most recent salary. 

Please also state if you are applying on the basis of working full time or part time.  Please note that applications via agencies will not be accepted.

The Council operates an equal opportunities policy, and we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gemma Tilley, Environmental Manager on 01493 846538

Closing date:  Monday 20th March

Interviews:  Wednesday 29th March


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