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Environmental Health Officer/Food Safety Officer

London Borough of Lewisham
£43,701 - £45,711 + a temporary market supplement of 10%
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Environmental Health Officer/Food Safety Officer

Directorate: Housing, Regeneration and Public Realm

Job Ref: HRPR-22-026
Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 10th April 2023, 11:59pm
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £43,701 - £45,711 per annum (PO3) (plus a temporary market supplement of 10%)

Opportunities have now arisen to join the Food and Safety Team at Lewisham as the Environmental Health Service expands.

The role
Lewisham is a thriving and diverse London borough, with major redevelopment and regeneration taking place. 

The Food and Safety Team needs experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Environmental Health Officers/Food Safety Officers to work alongside the team delivering our service to the local community.

We are seeking officers for roles involving a wide range of regulatory functions, balancing proportionate enforcement interventions with providing advice and support to our local businesses.

You will be carrying out food hygiene and food standards inspections, reactive and proactive health and safety enforcement, infectious disease controls, complaint investigations, sampling, special treatments premises inspections and project work. 

You must be experienced in carrying out food hygiene official controls, health and safety inspections, investigations, the preparation and service of statutory notices and prosecutions. 

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and a commitment to providing good customer care.  

You will have your own district to take responsibility for and with the support of your colleagues, have the opportunity to use the full range of your professional skills and knowledge to improve standards.

If you are driven and enjoy a varied and challenging workload, we would love to hear from you.

Holbeach Office, Catford, London SE6 4TW.

What we’re looking for
We are currently working flexibly from home and the office in a hybrid work pattern, so you will need to be self-motivated and be able to work well independently. Excellent organisational and time management skills are essential. 

A full driving licence is required.

Candidates for the appointments are required to have a degree (or equivalent) in Environmental Health and meet the competency requirements of the Food Law Code of Practice. Candidates with the Higher Certificate in Food Control who meet the competency requirements of the Food Law Code of Practice will be considered. 

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community. 

Salary details
£43,701 - £45,711 per annum (PO3) (plus a temporary market supplement of 10%)

N.B: All appointments will be offered at the minimum spinal column point (SCP) for the grade of the role. The only exception to this will be when matching current salary (up to the maximum of the scale), which is subject to evidential proof.

Further information
For an informal discussion about the positions please contact Siobhán Mangan (Food and Safety Team Manager) by email at or on 0208 314 3102, or contact David Edwards (Head of Environmental Health) by email at or on 0208 314 2108.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.
To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please visit and search council vacancies

Applicants are strongly advised to use the personal specification criteria as headings in your application to show that you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date
Monday 10th April 2023, 11;59pm

Interview Dates
Week commencing 17th April 2023

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.



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