Principal Food and Safety Officer
  • Employer: Corporate Services Unit
  • Reference: CRPF2656
  • Published: Tue 13/10/2020, 11:55 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 04/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM2:- £35,745 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Clevedon, North Somerset

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Principal Food and Safety Officer

Directorate:                         Corporate Services                       

Starting salary:                   JM2:- £35,745 per annum

Location:                               Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Contract:                               Permanent

Closing date:                       Wednesday 04 November 2020



Following an increase in workload in our food and safety team an exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a full time and permanent experienced principal food and safety officer.


You will provide a customer focussed approach to business regulation requirements across the District. The role involves the provision of expert advice, support and guidance to both existing and new businesses enforcing food safety and health and safety legislation in those businesses. You will also be expected to carry out reactive communicable disease control and complaint investigation work and to contribute to other areas of enforcement such as licensing, event work and environmental protection.


You will be an experienced food law enforcement officer with competency to inspect all category A to E food businesses. You must hold a relevant degree and you must hold EHRB certification. You will have significant experience in food law enforcement and comply with the competencies for authorised officers as detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice. You will be familiar with the approval process, prohibition procedures and possess a health and safety qualification equivalent to the NEBOSH certificate in Health and Safety.


You will be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment to continuing professional development to deliver the duties of the post.


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Day on 01934 634528


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.



Anticipated interview date: Thursday 26 November 2020



How to Apply

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