Food, Health & Safety Officer

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Food, Health & Safety Officer
Interim Position

Manchester 0007 3206 / 1

Posted: 7th March 2023 15:24
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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 6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Food, Health & Safety Officer

Reference no: Manchester 0007 3206 / 1

Pay rate: Up to £40.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

Role Length:  This opening assignment is for 6 months

Enhanced DBS required for this role

Hybrid role

This role is 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. Working across food hygiene, food standards and health and safety disciplines.

Provide professional consultation, support and guidance for team members, colleagues and external stakeholders to assist in professional decision making and approve specific decisions in relation to the implementation, enforcement and translation of statutory regulations, legislation and national guidelines. Be responsible for the delivery of an effective, high quality operational, inspection, compliance and regulation service through the provision of detailed technical regulatory knowledge in order to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of Manchester residents.

To complete inspection reports, establish and allocate food hygiene ratings and prepare schedules of work for food business operators. To also investigate complaints relating to poor food hygiene practices and advise business on improvements and update customers. Experience of undertaking food hygiene inspections and responding to service requests is essential for this role and food standards and health and safety experience desirable. Must have obtained an Environmental Health Board of Registration Certificate (EHRB)/CIEH Registered status.

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.
  • Inspection and audit of Food Businesses to assess against Food Hygiene and Food Standards legal requirements including issuing published food hygiene ratings to business. Using the full range of official controls and taking enforcement action including prosecutions against non-compliant premises.
  • Sampling of Imported Foods at Manchester Airport for safety/ fitness for human consumption and checking import documentation.
  • Investigation of food poisoning and infectious disease outbreaks, understanding complex food supply chains, sampling and understanding technical results, determining appropriate enforcement action and contributing to coroner investigations.
  • Investigation of workplace accidents, health and safety complaints and carrying out programmed health and safety at work inspections.
  • Provision of advice to businesses, Primary Authority partners and customers. Attendance at professional panels and providing training for internal colleagues and external partners and businesses.
  • Identifying emerging threats relevant to the service and contributing to service planning
  • Develop and administer thorough investigative procedures and regulatory protocols and 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.
  • Ensure that the team work within statutory guidelines and maintain relationships with other teams to ensure the highest standard of service delivery. Fully comply with council procedures and FSA Code of Practice and Practice Guidance requirements.
  • Complete all relevant details for service requests and related activities in the council's Civica Flare system.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • EHRB/CIEH registered EHO/EHP/Food Safety Officer/Practitioner.
  • Achieve and documented food competency in-line with the Food Law Code of Practice.
  • Up to date CPD records.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • EHRB registered Environmental Health Officer/ Registered Environmental Health Practitioner/Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with experience of food enforcement and to have maintained competencies.
  • EHRB registered Food Safety Officers/CIEH Registered Food Safety Practitioners will be considered.
  • 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. An ability to clearly communicate requirements to businesses.
  • 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.



  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to advise others and deal with sensitive issues in difficult situations inside and outside own area, negotiating riskier demands.
  • Skills to analyse a wide range of data and other sources of information to break them down into component parts, patterns and relationships.
  • Ability to absorb, understand and quickly assimilate complex information and concepts and compare information from a number of different sources.
  • 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.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. 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.
  5. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Food, Health & Safety Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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