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Food and Safety Officer

East Suffolk Council
£34,723 - £43,516 + essential car user allowance
Closing date
30 May 2023

Job Details

East Suffolk Council - Woodbridge IP12 1RT or Lowestoft NR33 0EQ

Food and Safety Officer

£34,723 - £43,516 per annum, plus essential car user allowance

37 hours per week


Closing date: 9am, 30 May 2023

Reference: 10323

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join East Suffolk Council's forward thinking and ambitious Food and Safety Team as a Food and Safety Officer.

Your role

The work will be varied and the responsibilities as a Food and Safety Officer will include a wide range of advisory and regulatory activities covering food safety, occupational health and safety, infectious disease control and port health. You will help implement our current food and health and safety service plan ( and plans for the future.

A detailed knowledge of legislation, codes of practice and associated guidance is essential as is the ability to use your initiative, to investigate, make sound judgements and take a range of risk-based proportionate interventions.

If you are an excellent team player, who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and passionate about delivering high quality customer service, along with a good eye for detail and committed to delivering continuous improvement in processes and practices then we would love to hear from you.

Reporting to a Lead Food and Safety Officer, within the Food and Safety Team, the post sits within a career progression framework that will recognise your qualifications, experience and competency as well as offering development opportunities.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work (youtube).

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • A wide variety of staff support networks including access to health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes. 
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Find more information about what we offer in our benefits brochure (pdf)

For more information

For an informal discussion regarding this post contact Christine Walker on 07717426890 or Catherine Hickling on 07827820506.

Calls from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

How to apply

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 9am, 30 May 2023.

Interview date: 13 June 2023.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.





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