Principal Enforcement Officer - Food Safety
Following the recent reorganisation of our regulatory services, exciting new opportunities have arisen for the appointment of two full time and permanent experienced food safety officers.
As an active and enthusiastic field officer, you will be an important part of this very busy team which is responsible for regulating food businesses in the borough. This involves the provision of expert advice, guidance and support to both new and existing food businesses and, enforcing a variety of food legislation and taking prosecutions to secure high standards of food hygiene and, food law compliance. The team have challenging inspection and enforcement targets which are closely monitored by the Food Standards Agency, the national regulator for food law compliance in the UK. However, you will be rewarded by your valuable contribution to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all who lives and work in Southwark including visitors to the borough.
The work includes inspection of food business across all the risk categories, undertaking approval of relevant establishments, various project and promotional work to showcase the service as well as working with our partners both internal and external on local/regional priority initiatives. The role also involves reactive work dealing with service requests and complaints such as the investigation of food poisoning allegations and other concerns about food and food premises. You will identify contraventions, and execute appropriate enforcement action based on assessed risk, and where necessary, prepare reports and evidence for legal proceedings and giving evidence in court.
You will be an experienced food law enforcement officer holding registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) with excellent communication skills and a commitment to continuing professional development necessary to deliver the duties of the post.
Closing date: 24 April 2018.
Interview date: w/c 7 May 2018.