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Environmental Health Officer/Food and Safety Officer

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

Job Details

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

Environmental Health Officer/Food and Safety Officer

£36,648 - £45,441 per annum, plus essential car user allowance

Full Time


Closing date: 9am, 24 June 2024.

Reference: 15450

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

Your role

We are looking for a fully qualified Environmental Health Officer/Food and Safety 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.

What you will need:

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.

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 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.

Candidates selected for interview will be required to give a 5-minute presentation.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all of the essential requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

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.

Please see our benefits brochure for further information.

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 successful, please contact the recruiting manager listed below. 

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For more information

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Christine Walker on 07717 426890 or Andrew Robinson on 07570 962374.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the online application and upload your supporting statement on our website at:

Closing date: 9am, 24 June 2024.

Interview dates: 9 and 10 July 2024.

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We hugely value our staff and know that in order for us to remain successful, it is essential for us to recognise talented employees, developing and retaining them within the organisation. We are therefore committed to investing in our staff and providing first-class support to ensure a positive culture and rewarding careers. 






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