Interim Food Safety Officer

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Interim Food Safety Officer
CAMDEN, LONDON
Interim Position

Camden RQ687731

Posted: 27th September 2022 15:50
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  • Pay Rate:

    £31.78 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • CAMDEN, LONDON,

    N1C 4AG

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Interim Food Safety Officer   

Job Ref: Camden RQ687731   

Pay Rate: £31.78 per hour PAYE 

To undertake a range of activities for the full range of Food Safety functions including the effective investigation and resolution of complex cases. Carry out routine or unplanned visits and inspections to ensure compliance with relevant legislation 

Key Responsibilities: 

 

  • To develop, implement and enforce policies in connection with the food safety core function. 
  • Determine the most appropriate intervention to be taken to resolve a request for assistance, whether this be informal or initiating legal proceedings involving the preparation and giving evidence in court. 
  • To keep abreast of all relevant new and draft legislation, advice and other developments relevant to delivering the Council’s Food Safety service. 
  • Responsibility for the timely investigation of complaints, including programmed inspections and use of appropriate interventions in line with the Plan priorities and enforcement policies. 
  • To be self-directing and to take responsibility for their own learning and development and be confident to identify opportunities for innovation to improve the service in terms of creating and improving policies and procedures, particularly through the evaluation and review of case work performance and customer feedback. 
  • To assist in the identification, design and delivery of projects that improve the services response to reducing risks and impact of non-compliance with legislation on the community. 
  • To investigate and manage caseload with competing priorities 

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

  • BSc/MSc or Diploma in Environmental Health 
  • Hold competency requirements of Food Law Code of Practice for Authorised Officers with recent experience carrying out inspections and up to date training and accreditation 
  • A comprehensive knowledge of Food Standards and Food Safety legislation 
  • A minimum of 2 years recent experience in food safety & standards work to meet the requirements of the FSA CoP 
  • The ability to keep accurate records for official use 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 


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. 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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Job Ref: Camden RQ687731
Interim Food Safety Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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