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Food and Safety Manager, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester, UK

Food and Safety Manager, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester, UK
Posted on: Dec.22.2022
Closing date: 13/01/2023

Food and Safety Manager, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester, UK

Food and Safety Manager
£37,995 to £43,534 (Pro Rata for Part-Time)

Job description

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: 37 hours per week (Part Time hours considered)
Interviews to be held on 24 January 2023
This post requires a Public Sector Network Check
Do you aspire to have a career in leadership and management? 

Can you use your positivity and passion to make a difference to the lives of residents and visitors of Colchester? 

Would you want to work for a multi-award-winning organisation with great staff benefits and career opportunities?

About us 

Colchester is a diverse City; it is the oldest recorded town in the UK, has an ever-modernising community and a rapidly expanding urban centre surrounded by delightful open countryside, picturesque villages and coastline. We also have a large Garrison community, a thriving University with a large student population and one of the best Zoos’ in Europe.
We are looking for an experienced Environmental Health Officer, who has some management experience or a relevant qualification and is willing to step-up, and who has a desire for personal growth, continual challenge and who will embrace a holistic approach to improving outcomes for the residents, visitors, and businesses of Colchester.

Job description 

Responsibilities include: 
To effectively lead and direct the Food & Safety Team to ensure that all relevant matters are dealt with in accordance with statutory requirements and Council 
To effectively monitor the team’s performance to ensure it contributes fully towards achieving the Council’s Strategic objectives.
To develop and implement processes and working practices to ensure that all enforcement and inspection duties, and goods and services offered are carried out in a manner that is efficient, effective and customer focused.
To identify opportunities to generate income and work with relevant Officers to implement.
You can expect a busy and varied workload, managing a Team of EHO’s and Technical Officers. The role requires vision and leadership as well as some casework, providing advice and dealing with all issues relating to food inspections, food poisoning, food hygiene, Environmental Health certification and animal licensing. 
You will need to be motivated, flexible and committed to personal development and be able to manage a large and varied workload.

Why work with us? 

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and supportive staff culture. As a member of the team, you would have access to various benefits, including: 
Attractive local government pension scheme
Generous annual leave entitlement
Discounts and cashback on purchases at many nationwide services and retailers

Qualifications, skills and experience 

Applicants must have: 
Environmental Health Degree/Chartered
Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or
Diploma in Environmental Health


Knowledge and experience shown to be
equivalent to above (for example, one or more approved qualifications in Food and Health and Safety)


Management or Coaching qualification or proven experience in management role
Membership of a relevant professional body e.g. CIEH
A management qualification (ILM Level 3 or higher or equivalent) or relevant experience
An understanding of waste and environmental legislation
A full UK driving licence

We are committed to invest in the learning and development of our employees and prefer applicants to have: 
Positive, polite, and professional attitude
Experience in inspiring, motivating, empowering, and enabling others
Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
A good level of resilience 
Organisational and cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact

For a friendly chat about the role, please contact Melanie Rundle, Safety and Protection Manager, via telephone on 01206 508816 or via email at?
We are an equal opportunities employer and are signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme. We also particularly welcome applicants from woman, candidates from a diversity of backgrounds and from all sections of the community, as they are currently under-represented in this area of the organisation. 
For further details regarding this vacancy, please click here.
Colchester City Council has a wide range of services and facilities that can involve dealing with children or vulnerable adults. We treat our obligations for the safety of children and vulnerable adults seriously and expect our staff to be committed to the principles of our published policies and to adhere to the procedures contained within them.


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