Starting salary: £38,297 (R&R Package for fully qualified and Registered Environmental Health Practitioners includes 7% salary enhancement, monthly travel card allowance, £2000 new employee payment)
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Tuesday 13^th December 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
In Camden we are building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. We’re home to UK’s fast-growing economy and we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. The food industry is thriving in Camden and the Food Safety team plays a key role in its success by working in partnership with the business community to drive regulatory compliance, protect consumers and engender successful business growth for the benefit of all.
We are seeking an experienced fully qualified and authorised officer to join our dynamic food safety team. You will take responsibility for delivering the full range of food safety and infectious disease functions. In addition, you will provide resilience for the wider ambitions of the Public Protection service to respond flexibly to deliver a broad range of environmental health and public health functions as required.
Responsible for the enforcement of food safety and health and safety legislation in (primarily higher risk) food businesses, investigation of complaints and food borne illnesses and supporting food businesses to improve. You will investigate, negotiate, and mediate between parties to deliver positive outcomes and where necessary use the full range of legal enforcement powers. You will also develop and deliver special projects, policy, and research on areas of expertise and/or functional activity within the service. The role includes a substantial amount of autonomy, report writing, resolution, preventative and advisory work.
The role is be based in an enabled and empowered team-focused service where all officers are expected to work flexibly to meet evolving services demands. You will work as one team to assist in the development of a culture where knowledge, experience and responsibility for making decisions on complex issues is shared where appropriate.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
- BSc/MSc (or its antecedents) in Environmental Health with a certificate of registration issued by the Environmental Health Registration Board to practice as an Environmental Health Officer/Practitioner and meet the competency requirements to use the health and safety powers granted for authorisations including powers to serve health and safety enforcement notices and take health and safety prosecutions, or
- Baseline qualification for food, Food hygiene and food standards official controls and meet the competency requirements of the Food Law Code of Practice for an Authorised Officer with recent experience of carrying out inspections and up to date training and accreditation for role requirements.
You will have an excellent knowledge/understanding of the legislative framework relevant to the team and experience in its application to casework to deal with difficult and complex cases, effectively resolve and deliver innovative interventions, prepare complex legislative documentation, report and recommend enforcement action as well attending court, prepare detailed and accurate written and verbal responses in relation to casework.
To succeed, you will bring a track record of working collaboratively with internal and external partners, demonstrating good outcome focussed customer care and communicational skills to identify innovative and creative approaches to complaints and Camden objectives. You will have the ability to take an organised approach to your own workload whilst dealing with conflicting priorities and to ensuring a customer service focused approach.
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