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Environmental Health Practitioner - Food & Safety Team

Milton Keynes City Council
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£40,221 - £44,428
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Food Safety
EH Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Health Practitioner - Food & Safety Team

 Salary: £40,221 - £44,428

Frequency: Annual

Job Reference: mkc/TP/238/1135

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 37

Closing Date: 07 June, 2024


Job Introduction

We have a brilliant opportunity for an Environmental Health Practitioner to join our Food and Safety Team.

Your role will be an authorised food inspector delivering our food safety official controls programme, providing guidance on, and investigating a range of food safety and health and safety matters.

You’ll be a key member of the team, participating in many high profile and complex projects, and working collaboratively to support team members across the environmental health service.

If you’re looking for a chance to make a difference, alongside an excellent benefits package, then this could be the role for you.

Main Responsibility

  • Deliver food hygiene interventions, including inspecting the full range of food businesses.
  • Investigate a range of food related and health & safety complaints. You will participate in a range of related projects.
  • Contribute to other environmental health roles including the provision of Primary Authority guidance to our partners.​

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will be an enthusiastic and suitably qualified Environmental Health professional (EHRB or CIEH Registered Environmental Health practitioner or equivalent).
  • You must hold a baseline qualification to show you are food competent under the Food Law Code of Practice and hold a suitable qualification to allow you to work as a health and safety inspector in accordance with the health and safety competency framework.
  • Experience as an authorised officer in food safety and health and safety matters and be familiar with the wide range of enforcement powers in such roles.
  • A team player who can work collaboratively to achieve shared goals and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, effectively manage their caseload and take initiative.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence and provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business use. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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