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Food & Safety Team Leader

East Hampshire District Council
£47,846 - £52,920
Closing date
13 Feb 2024

Food & Safety Team Leader 

We are seeking a highly experienced, motivated and results driven individual to lead the Food & Safety team and deliver quality services to our residents and businesses. Possessing an extensive knowledge of the relevant legislation, codes of practice and guidance, you will ensure that the council undertakes and meets all relevant and associated obligations within food safety, health & safety and infectious disease control.

As the Lead Food Officer for the authority, you will be suitably qualified in line with the Food Standards Agency, Food Law Code of Practice and possess detailed knowledge and experience in the field of food safety. Ideally you will also have experience in a supervisory role however we are able to support someone looking to take their first step into a more senior position. 

You should be committed to delivering excellent customer service and building and maintaining effective relationships with officers, members and other key stakeholders and partners to resolve problems effectively. Excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills are essential. 

You will be able to demonstrate a track record of dealing with complex cases, contributing to business process improvement, and leading by example. 

The position will comprise a hybrid style of working, as a mix of both home and office-based working, to suit the work / life balance of the successful applicant. 

The Council is currently in the process of moving to new bespoke offices closer to Petersfield town centre and the railway station which will offer us greater use of technology and better commuting paths for our staff. 

Many of our staff also work flexibly in different ways e.g. part-time, compressed hours and everything in between, please talk to us about the flexibility you may need to do this role.  

In return for your hard work and contribution, we can offer you range of benefits including generous annual leave, flexi time, free parking, leisure centre discounts, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. 

Take a look at our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff: 

To be successful at shortlisting you will need to very clearly state how you meet the essential criteria listed in the role profile.

For an informal discussion please contact Catherine Rayner, Environmental Health Manager on 01730 234306 or Sam Ings, Environment & Neighbourhoods Lead, on 01730 234334. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 February 20024. Interviews are likely to be held on 21 February 2024. 

In return for your valued contribution, we can offer you a competitive benefits package which includes hybrid working options, training and development opportunities, generous annual leave and flexi time, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. 

East Hampshire District Council are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences – we are proud of being a Disability Confident Committed employer and appoint on merit. 

The Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans is a commitment that the Council has made to support the Armed Forces Community Covenant – you can find more on this scheme and eligibility here

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment.

Please note - as part of our interview process your right to work in the UK will be checked by using approved right to work documents and share codes. 


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