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Environmental Health Officers/Student/Unregistered/Seniors(G9,7,8,10)-H&S/Food

Wakefield Council
West Yorkshire
£29,777 - £43,421
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

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Food Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking 2 Environmental Health Officers/ Senior Environmental Health Officers (EHO) or Student/Unregistered EHOs for new posts created in the Food and Health & Safety Team to enhance our service delivery.

What will be expected of me?

The purpose of these new roles is to carry out food hygiene and health and safety regulatory work to protect the health of people choosing to eat or work at businesses in the Wakefield District.  You will go out and visit varied businesses to advise and support them with their food hygiene or health and safety. 

What I might be doing?

You will undertake a range of inventions as an authorised local authority officer and ensure businesses comply with relevant legislation and statutory guidance relating to the regulatory function.

Food Safety Officer (x1)

  • Will carry out official food controls across varied businesses from low to high risk, large manufacturers and those needing approval.
  • Will undertake a range of interventions as an authorised officer which may include audits, revisits, sampling, food fraud, complaint investigations, responding to food safety risks and food poisoning outbreaks.

Health & Safety Officer (x1)

  • Will cover the full range of health and safety interventions, including; inspections, accident and complaint investigations and the provision of health and safety advice.

Essential requirements:

  • Accredited BSc degree or MSc in Environmental Health or other equivalent relevant professional qualification for Senior/EHO/Unregistered EHO levels
  • Student level applicants must be within a year of finishing a degree or master’s degree
  • Registration with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (including EHRB) for Senior/EHO levels
  • Full UK Category B Driving Licence for cars / light vans, vehicles can be provided.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and competency in the Food Law Code of Practice for the Food role.  (Senior/EHO levels)
  • Excellent customer care as training and support and training in the role will be given
  • Demonstrate an ability to self-motivate with an enthusiastic can-do attitude
  • Embrace the Councils core values “We are Caring & Kind; We work Together effectively & We are Ambitious for our district.

What can I expect?

  • Full-Time post of 37 hours per week, part time 18.5 hours applications will be considered for job share.
  • Visiting locations throughout the district.  Office work location is flexible, either home and office based (with home working equipment provided) or office based at Wakefield One (near Westgate Station)
  • 29-31* days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays. *Grade Dependent
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard)
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and much more.

Please contact Sam Walters, Team Manager, Health & Safety, Food Safety & Infectious Disease 07368 509076 or Jill Edmondson Environmental Health Service Manager on 07810152579 if you have any questions about the new positions or the practicalities of working in our busy and supportive Regulatory team.





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