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Interim Principal Food Safety Officer (Food Safety Manager)

Salary: £45 - £50 per day
Location: London


Our London based, local authority client is in need of an Interim Principal Environmental Health Officer (Food Safety Lead) to maintain broad compliance in food safety, and ensure the safety of food offered from food businesses, through the discharge of the functions and duties of the Food Safety Service including taking specialist responsibility for the professional standards of food safety.

Key Responsibilities:


  • To enforce all the Food Safety legislation assigned to the service including the inspection of trade premises, sampling, investigation of complaints, monitoring of trade practices and advertising and the leading of campaigns.
  • To take such action as appropriate and within the Council's own enforcement policy, to ensure the proper application of justice through the preparation and compilation of offence reports, recommending courses of action, taking witness statements, attending criminal courts and giving evidence as required.
  • To promote food safety by providing advice and education to the general public, other departments, business and external organisations as required.

Staff Management and Development

  • To ensure that staff are recruited, managed, appraised and developed, and that effective arrangements are made for the training and development of all staff within the department so as to meet service needs and to provide equality of opportunity for all employees.

Personal Effectiveness

  • To present timely and relevant advice and information to Members and to ensure that Group Leaders are briefed on major and sensitive issues.
  • To establish and develop effective working relationships and productive partnerships with all the relevant partners, including those in e.g. education, health, social services, Independent and voluntary sectors.

Key Skills:

Recognised degree or equivalent in Environmental Health and Registration with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board (EHORB)

Knowledge of a broad range of Food Safety issues, and detailed knowledge and understanding of supporting legislation and best practice.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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