Apprentice - Regulatory Compliance Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/173658
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 16:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 22:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Apprentice - Regulatory Compliance Officer

Team: Commercial Food Team

Job Family: Supporting - CBG4
Salary: £18,562 - £18,933 per annum 
Hours: Full-time 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House & Home Based 

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract for two years with further opportunities for permanent employment subsequently
Closing Date: 5th December 2021
Interview Date: Week Commencing 13th December 2021

More about the role:
An exciting opportunity to work in our Food Safety Team and train to eventually become a Food Hygiene Inspector undertaking a range of food hygiene & safety related work in food premises. You will also gain experience of working in other regulatory areas within Public Protection. The successful candidate will shadow other experienced officers undertaking a range of Regulatory Compliance inspections and interventions, principally within the Food Team. As well as assisting with inspections, they will also be expected to help with food sampling programmes, food complaint investigations and the processing of new food business registrations. They will also work with Public Protection colleagues covering Pollution Control, Health & Safety, Licensing and Trading Standards areas. At the end of the initial 2 year apprenticeship, we expect the successful candidate to then undertake the CIEH Higher Certificate in Food Control (2 year course) to enable them to fully qualify as an officer competent to undertake a range of Food Premises inspections and other key enforcement and compliance interventions.  


Please note that you must have a full valid driving licence and use of a vehicle for this post as you will be driving for business use on a regular basis. You will be asked to confirm this at interview.


This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and experience whilst helping to deliver services that make a difference to people living and working in our district during the most challenging times. Join us, and take advantage of our rewards package, agile working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community. 


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: RCO Apprentice


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Guy Quint on 0300 300 4386 or email


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please email


​​​​​​Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.

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