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Environmental Health Officer/Food Inspector

Ref: HM7085 Salary: £>£42,895.00 Contract Type: ContractLocation: Folkestone

A new instruction for an Environmental Heealth Officer/Food Inspector with an established public sector client.




Higher Certificate in Food Control (or equivalent)



BSc (Hons) Environmental Health or Higher Certificate in Food Control (or equivalent) and registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board  (EHRB)

Recognised Health and Safety qualification i.e. NEBOSH /IOSH

Attendance at recognised and relevant courses such as HACCP, Approved Premises, Lead Auditor, Imported Food etc


Essential knowledge, skills & experience

Demonstrable knowledge, experience and expertise in relation to Food Safety, Health and Safety and Infectious Disease Control Legislation and Best Practice

Relevant experience of Food Safety, Health and Safety and Public Health Enforcement



Flexible Health and Safety warrant

Relevant experience of local authority Information Management Systems



37 hours per week

Monday to Friday

Start ASAP

End date March 2025

Rate of pay: £31,769.00 - £42,895.00 per annum depending on qualifications and experience


Brief summary of duties:

Delivery of statutory food safety functions

Delivery of statutory health and safety in the workplace function

Registration and inspection of tattooists and other skin piercers

Zoo licencing

Investigation of notifiable diseases in partnership with Public Health England

Local monitoring for invasive mosquitoes in partnership with Public Health England


The Main Purpose of the role:

To carry out the Commercial Health Team’s work to protect and enhance public health and the environment as required by statute and the policies of Central Government and the Council

To take appropriate enforcement action as required within the authorisations delegated

To develop and maintain a particular expertise in the areas of Food Safety and Health and Safety

To investigate notifiable infectious diseases

To provide advice and guidance to other members of the Commercial Health Team and wider council, on matters relating to Food Safety and Health and Safety

To provide advice and guidance to commercial premises about meeting their statutory obligations and developing best practise

To contribute to relevant Food Safety and Health and Safety policy development for the Council including the development and delivery of any statutory plans


Key tasks & responsibilities will include:

Carry out inspections/ surveys etc particularly in relation to:

Food safety and control, including, but not limited to - fishing vessels, and inspection of approved food premises, health and safety, skin piercing activities, including registration and inspection

Port Health and Imported Food Control

Zoo licensing

Infectious Disease Control

Private water supplies


To carry out the full range of Official Food Controls including, but not limited to Food Hygiene inspections etc

Enforcement for non-compliance in accordance with Health and Safety legislation etc including gathering evidence, writing warning letters, serving improvement notices, taking statements, carrying out PACE interviews, accepting voluntary closure, enforcing formal closure, taking formal samples, sending evidence to the County Analyst, keeping prosecution files, giving evidence in court, obtaining warrants to enter premises and liaising with legal services etc

Investigating Food Safety and Health and Safety complaints, including RIDDOR notifications

The provision of advice and guidance to businesses, land-owners, and other customers, about their obligations in relation to Environmental Health matters

Take appropriate enforcement action

Respond to complaints, queries, and requests for advice

Provide day-to-day advice and guidance to other officers within the team

Give advice about appropriate training

Attend meetings with the Councillors and Officers etc

Report writing

Assist the Environmental Health and Licencing Senior Specialist to set and maintain appropriate standards of professional performance and conduct, and safe working practises


If you have the skills, knowledge and qualifications required in order to meet the demands of this position, please email an up to date CV asap.




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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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