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Food and Safety Officer

East Suffolk Council
£36,648 - £45,441 + essential car user allowance
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

Job Details

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

Food and Safety Officer

  • £36,648 - £45,441 per annum, plus essential car user allowance
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • Closing date: 9am, Monday 8 April 2024.
  • Reference: 14529

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work, delivering essential local services and making a real difference to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

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

The role

We are looking for a qualified Food and Safety Officer/Environmental Health Officer to join our forward thinking and ambitious Food and Safety Team. Your role will be to deliver a wide range of regulatory and advisory activities covering occupational health and safety, food safety, infectious disease control, skin piercing registration and port health.

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 undertake a range of risk-based proportionate interventions. 

What you will need

You must hold a suitable Food Law Code of Practice qualification, at Level 5 or above, including but not limited to the Higher Certificate in Food Control, Higher Certificate in Premises Inspection, or a degree in an Environmental Health related subject. Ideally you will have post qualification experience in the food safety and occupational health and safety. Having a working knowledge of the IT system Uniform is desirable.

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.

This post sits within a career progression framework that will recognise your qualifications, experience and competency as well as offering potential 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.

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).

The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

To find out more

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact V Johnston by calling 07770 583246 or Andrew Robinson by calling 07570 962374.

How to apply

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 9 am, Monday 8 April 2024.

Interviews: Week commencing 15 April 2024.




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