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Environmental Health Regulatory Officer (Food Safety), Ref: 50047096

Business Regulation and Public Protection, Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 10, £31,094 to £33,790 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50047096

Closing Date: 21/09/2021

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type: Permanent 


With over 2000 food businesses to work with, we are a small but busy department and we are now looking for a permanent, qualified Regulatory Officer to join our team.


You must meet the competencies sent out in the Food Law Code of Practice for a Food Safety Officer, be EHRB registered (or equivalent), hold the Higher Certificate in Food Control (or equivalent) and have recent experience of food safety enforcement gained while working within a Local Authority.  


You must have the ability to deliver elements of the food safety/standards and health and safety team plan.  You must have the ability to deliver elements of the food safety/standards and health and safety team plan. 


You will manage your own interesting and varied caseload which includes delivery of food hygiene inspections and proactive health and safety projects, investigating accidents and food complaints.  In addition, there has been a role for officers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic in relation to events, outbreak management and supporting the economy whilst protecting public health.


We are looking for an officer who is enthusiastic, innovative and will positively contribute to driving the service forward, working as an integral member of our team.


To apply for this role, you will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent. You must have good oral and written communication skills, be confident with IT applications.  In addition, it is essential to possess an investigative, assertive approach to problem solving. 


A valid driving licence and access to you own transport is essential.  You will be expected to work out of hours on a rota basis and depending on fluctuating demands work in other aspects of Environmental Health may be necessary, enabling you to broaden you experience and maintain core skills.


Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically to take up a frontline role with Regulatory Services. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. Alternatively, if you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Rachel Briscoe on: 01983 823000.


Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


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The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.