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Commercial Food & Safety Officer

Cornwall Council
£36656 - £43628 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Food Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Primary Authority team at Cornwall Council as a Commercial Food & Safety Officer. This is a small team comprising two full time members of staff who work with a number of our Primary Authority partners. Cornwall currently has 54 active Primary Authority partnerships across the hospitality, retail, manufacturing, importing and distribution sectors covering all regulatory areas, so this is an exciting time to join the team to help provide support to our current Primary Authority partners and to be involved in the development of new partnerships. Our Primary Authority delivery is one of our commercial products which is charged out to businesses on a cost recovery basis.

The team is part of the Environmental Health team but works very closely with our Trading Standards team and our colleagues in Fire Safety.

Training is a big part of the support that we provide to our Primary Authority partners, so experience in delivering training will be useful. The successful candidate may also be required to take on responsibility for a number of approved premises.

Ideally, we’re looking to hear from those with a background in food safety who also have experience in providing advice to businesses of all sizes, including manufacturers, retailers, caterers and the hospitality sector. However, we would also welcome applications from those looking to gain experience in relation to providing Primary Authority support to businesses, as well as newly qualified or nearly qualified Officers.  This is a perfect role to develop new skills alongside an experienced, supportive and positive team.

The Environmental Health team currently has around 30 officers. You must be a team player and enjoy new challenges, often working to tight deadlines. Cornwall Council offers a flexible working pattern and your work will involve travelling around Cornwall as well as out of county, and you may need to work outside normal office hours to meet or work with our Primary Authority partners. In return, you can enjoy over 400 miles of spectacular coastline with lots of activities available all year round on the sea or in the beautiful countryside that Cornwall has to offer. 

For an informal discussion please contact Sue Powell (07483 307759)

This position will be subject to a basic/standard/enhanced criminal record disclosure check

Whilst the location/work-base for this role may have been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application. Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.  

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm. 


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