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Environmental Health Practitioner/Officer - Senior Food and Safety Officer

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
£39,186 - £43,421
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

Environmental Health Practitioner/Officer - Senior Food and Safety Officer

Environmental Services, Band 8 (£39,186 to £43,421)


Services Environmental Services

Departments Environmental Services

Contract Types Permanent

Hours Full Time

Salary Bands Band 8 (£39,186 to £43,421)

Environmental Health Practitioner/Officer - Senior Food and Safety Officer (Ref: 001891)

Environment and Sustainability

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Band 8: salary in range £39,186 to £43,421 (plus essential car user)

Are you passionate about Environmental Health?  Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team working within a seaside borough where no two days are the same?

 If yes, we would like to hear from you.

 We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking Environmental Health Practitioner/Officer or Senior Food and Safety Officer to join the team. This will be an interesting and varied role and you will be part of a friendly and professional Commercial Team. 

Food Safety will be the key aspect of your varied workload as well as health and safety enforcement, and infectious disease control and supporting and advising our local businesses. The commercial team also undertakes ship sanitation certificates and private water supplies for which training would be provided if required.

About us:

Great Yarmouth is a leading holiday resort on the edge of the Broads National Park, with a diverse town and thriving surrounding villages. Norfolk is a great place to live and work. The area has miles of stunning coastline to enjoy and is within easy reach of the very cosmopolitan city of Norwich.  

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is an ambitious local authority with big plans for the future and significant opportunities ahead. Working with partners, both locally and nationally, the Council is driving forward an exciting area-based agenda. All Council services play their part in achieving our vision, focussed around a strong and growing economy, improved housing and strong communities, high-quality and sustainable environment, and an efficient and effective Council.

Who we are looking for:

We are interested in receiving applications from people who have a sound knowledge of food safety and health and safety legislation. You will be highly motivated, pay attention to detail, and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.  You will need to be an excellent communicator, a good team player and have both a professional and personable manner.

You will have:

Applicants will already hold a degree or diploma in Environmental Health accredited by the CIEH as well as hold the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) certificate or be a Registered/Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with the CIEH. Alternatively, applicants will hold the Higher Certificate in Food Control with the Food Inspection endorsement awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or CIEH. You will meet the Food Standards Agency competency framework requirements detailed in food law code of practice to inspect a full range of premises. It would be preferable if those applicants with the Higher Certificate in Food Control would also hold a suitable health and safety qualification.

What we can offer you:

 If you feel you can offer all the above and more, then we can offer you fantastic training and a career for life within a friendly and supportive working environment with attractive terms and conditions.

We offer the following benefits:

·        Agile working

·        Local Government Pension Scheme

·        Generous holiday entitlement

·        Essential car user allowance (£846/£963 per annum)

·        Flexible working

·        Relocations package (where applicable)

·        Health, well-being, and employee assistance programme

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Discounts on a range of UK’s major retailers including technology, fashion, supermarkets, travel and more

·        Free eye tests

·        CIEH membership fees

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

Closing date:  Midday on 4th December 2023

Interviews:  12th December 2023



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