Food Safety Officer (Career Graded)

£19,698 - £24,491 - £29,577 Per Annum Career Graded
Employment type
Full Time
Closing date
Job closes on 1 November
Job reference
Job reference: HTPP000385
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The job itself

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full time

Days of work: Monday to Friday

Hours per week: 37

Place of Work: Bridlington Town Hall Council Offices

Following the relocation of the previous post holder, we are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the food safety team based in Bridlington. You will need to have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills and be flexible in response to varying workload demands and also hold a full driving licence. Professionalism and the ability to work both with minimal supervision and as part of a team towards shared goals are essential. 

The main areas of responsibility will include the enforcement of food safety legislation across a range of food businesses including caterers, retailers, manufacturers and hoteliers. The role also includes investigating food complaints and food borne illnesses, food/water sampling and supporting/advising local food businesses. The exact range of duties will be dependent on the level of qualification and competency the candidate demonstrates. Preference is for candidates that have already developed competencies and experience in meeting these roles and responsibilities.

The post is career graded to allow access at Grades 5 or 7 for applicants that are partially qualified and those applicants wishing to develop a career in Food Services. Such applicants must meet the minimum qualification entry requirements needed for enrolment on the ‘Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection’ (HCFPI) training and be willing and able to commit to studying for a period of at least 2 years. HCFPI training, which will require commitment to day-release attendance at a college outside the area and overnight travel. Environmental Health graduates awaiting EHRB registration or equivalent may initially be considered for appointment or progression to Grade point 7.

For appointment or progression to the higher Grade point (9) candidates must already have current practical food safety enforcement experience. This will include holding the relevant Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) or equivalent and fulfilment of the respective competency framework requirements of the Food Law Code of Practice. Due to service demands, our preference is to appoint a qualified and experienced officer at ERYC Grade 9 if possible.

Officers in public protection are expected to work positively in delivering the Council's vision and objectives, with the ability to participate in progressive change and transformation, including widening the scope for commercialisation. 

Potential candidates should review the respective Job Outline and Competency Specification for the post to gain a more detailed understanding of the graded post requirements and roles.


For an informal discussion please contact Jayne Suddaby on 01482 396264.

Closing date:    Sunday 1st November 2020

Interview date:  To be confirmed


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Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 242.10 kb)

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