EHO/ Practitioner x2 – Food Health & Safety

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EHO/ Practitioner x2 - Food Health & Safety
Interim Position

MCC 0008 2278 / 1

Posted: 31st October 2023 11:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Environmental Health Officer/ Practitioner x2 - Food Health & Safety

Reference no: MCC 0008 2278 / 1

Pay Rate: up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months


Hybrid working

Basic DBS disclosure required

1 is full time & 1 is part time for 17 1/2 hours per week

Suitable experience to undertake food safety and standards inspections, re-visits, identify where enforcement action is required and escalate where necessary to existing staff and also respond to customer service requests.

You will be responsible for a busy and varied workload in a friendly and supportive team, focussing on inspection programmes, responding to service requests, undertaking investigations and sampling. You will work across food hygiene, food standards and health and safety disciplines.You will be expected to complete inspection reports, establish and allocate food hygiene ratings and prepare schedules of work for food business operators. You will also be expected to investigate complaints relating to poor food hygiene practices and advise business on improvements and update customers

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective management, coordination and direction of a compliance and regulation function ensuring adherence through a variety of interventions whilst communicating the authority’s vision, corporate values, aims and objectives.
  • Develop and administer thorough investigative procedures and regulatory protocols.
  • Identify and support the implementation of change and improvements in support of organisational and compliance and regulation strategies.
  • Effectively develop, manage, and quality control multi-agency referral processes to ensure excellence and effectiveness in targeted service delivery.
  • Roles at this level may be required to undertake management duties, either through direct line management of a team (including appraisals, performance management and other duties) or through matrix management of a virtual team of officers.
  • Maintain competence in subject matter specialism, undertaking research and information gathering to ensure Council adopts and maintains best practice in areas of specialism, providing ad hoc advice as required.
  • Develop and deliver process improvement plans and strategies in accordance with agreed time, quality, budget and other performance criteria within the Council.
  • Ensure that the team work within statutory guidelines and maintain relationships with other teams to ensure the highest standard of service delivery.
  • Monitor and evaluate service delivery to ensure that performance targets are met and review strategies and procedures as appropriate, aligning them with customer demand and feedback to continually enhance the service
  • Personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • EHRB registered Environmental Health Officer/ Registered Environmental Health Practitioner/Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with experience of food enforcement and to have maintained their competencies


  • An understanding of legislation relevant to enforcement in Food and Health & Safety and a practical approach to its application
  • A good understanding of the UK legal system is required including a detailed understanding of a large number of Acts, regulations, guidance and codes of practice
  • Must be familiar with applying a Corporate Enforcement Policy and the Regulators Code, understand enforcement procedures including preparation of prosecution case files, Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) interview processes, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Data Protection Act, General Data Protection Regulations and giving evidence in court


  • Must have experience of undertaking food hygiene inspections and responding to service requests
  • Significant experience and competency in food hygiene work and are able to work to a high standard with minimal supervision
  • Food standards and health and safety experience (desirable)
  • Experience of Health and Safety enforcement work (desirable)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Skills to analyse a wide range of data and other sources of information to break them down into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further understanding of problems and makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis demonstrating and understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system/issue.
  • Excellent time management skills, creating own work schedules, prioritising, preparing in advance and setting realistic timescales for own self and others
  • Strong decision making skills with the ability to resolve complex issues in a pressurised environment
  • Ability to advise others and deal with sensitive issues in difficult situations inside and outside own area, negotiating riskier demands
  • Ability to absorb, understand and quickly assimilate complex information and concepts and compare information from a number of different sources
  • Has the ability to visualise a sequence of actions needed to achieve a specific goal and how to estimate the resources required
  • Ability to find creative solutions where there are no existing parameters or procedural framework
  • Ability to use multiple applications, systems and associated software packages
  • An ability to clearly communicate requirements to businesses


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Job Ref: MCC 0008 2278 / 1
EHO/ Practitioner x2 - Food Health & Safety
Client Category: Local Authority

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EHO/ Practitioner x2 - Food Health & Safety
Client Category: Local Authority

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