Interim Environmental Health Officer – Food Inspections

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Interim Environmental Health Officer – Food Inspections
Catford, London
Interim Position

Lewisham 0006 44E9 / 1

Posted: 26th July 2022 14:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £36.28 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Catford, London,

    SE6 4TW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Environmental Health Officer – Food Inspections

Reference no:  Lewisham 0006 44E9 / 1

Hybrid working

The purpose of the role is to act as the Authorised Officer, undertaking technical duties in relation to Environmental Protection to ensure relevant statutory obligations, Council and Directorate Policies are effectively implemented.  Candidates required to carry out primarily Cat C food hygiene inspections, with possibility of food standards and food hygiene inspections of new businesses.


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



  1. Must hold either the EHORB certificate or Higher Food certificate and have recent experience carrying out food safety inspections on behalf of a Local Authority.


  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Significant experience of environmental protection work including dealing with enquiries, carrying out inspections, investigations and research of a complex nature and preparing reports and making recommendations.
  3. Practical experience in the use of monitoring equipment and the production and presentation of technical and complex reports.
  4. Preparation and giving of evidence in court and public inquiries.
  5. Experience of responding effectively to changing demands and priorities, meeting targets and deadlines and maintaining quality services.
  6. Must have strong experience in working in partnership, including statutory and voluntary agencies.
  7. Experience of communicating with the public, other council departments, specialist consultants etc. – undertake public meetings where required.
  8. Experience of working under pressure, meeting deadlines, and prioritising work within a complex and wide ranging agenda.
  9. Experience of project management.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  2. Proven skills in public engagement and services that interact with the public.
  3. Effective negotiation and advocacy skills.
  4. Demonstrates flexibility and embraces change.
  5. A demonstrably high level of analytical, verbal and numeric reasoning skills .
  6. Project management skills.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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. 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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Interim Environmental Health Officer – Food Inspections
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Environmental Health Officer – Food Inspections
Client Category: Local Authority

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