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Vacancy: Environmental Health Officer – Food & Safety/Food Safety Officer, London, UK

Vacancy: Environmental Health Officer – Food & Safety/Food Safety Officer, London, UK

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Posted on: Aug.02.2021

Job Ref: HRPR-21-018
Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Sunday 29 August 2021, 11:59pm
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £44,695 - £46,870 per annum (PO3)

Opportunities have now arisen to join the Food and Safety Team at Lewisham as the Environmental Health Service expands.

The role

Lewisham is a thriving and diverse London borough, with major redevelopment and regeneration taking place. The Food and Safety Team needs experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Environmental Health Officers/Food Safety Officers to work alongside the team delivering our service to the local community.

We are seeking officers for roles involving a wide range of regulatory functions, balancing proportionate enforcement interventions with providing advice and support to our local businesses. You will be carrying out food hygiene and food standards inspections, reactive and proactive health and safety enforcement, infectious disease controls, complaint investigations, sampling, special treatments premises inspections and project work.

You must be experienced in carrying out food hygiene official controls, health and safety inspections, investigations, the preparation and service of statutory notices and prosecutions. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and a commitment to providing good customer care.

You will have your own district to take responsibility for and with the support of your colleagues, have the opportunity to use the full range of your professional skills and knowledge to improve standards.

If you are driven and enjoy a varied and challenging workload, we would love to hear from you.


Holbeach Office, Catford, London SE6 4TW

What we’re looking for

We are currently working flexibly from home and the office in a hybrid work pattern, so you will need to be self-motivated and be able to work well independently. Excellent organisational and time management skills are essential. A full driving licence is required.

Candidates for the appointments are required to have a degree (or equivalent) in Environmental Health and EHRB registration. Candidates with the Higher Certificate in Food Control and EHRB registration will be considered.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

£44,695 - £46,870 per annum (PO3) (including temporary market supplement of 10%)

Further information

For an informal discussion about the positions please contact Siobhán Mangan (Food and Safety Team Manager) by email at or on 0208 314 3102, or contact David Edwards (Head of Environmental Health) by email at or on 0208 314 2108.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

For a full job description and person specification, and for further information about the recruitment process, please click on the links below. To apply please click on 'apply for job' at the top of the page.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the personal specification criteria as headings in your application to show that you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date

Sunday 29 August 2021, 11:59pm
Interview Dates: Week commencing 6 September 2021


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