Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
We are inviting applications from dedicated, passionate and highly motivated Food and Health and Safety Practitioners with unflagging enthusiasm who can work on their own initiative, and are ready to adapt to future ways of working.
We are a busy service ready to welcome you to our Food, Health and Safety Team. You will work on inland food law enforcement and health and safety regulation as part of a Food and Safety Regulation Service which also has the responsibility for import controls carried out at London Heathrow Airport.
You will be located in the bustling town of Uxbridge on the fringes of West London with tube and bus connections, shopping and recreational facilities all nearby. Further nearby transport links include the M25 M40 and M4.
Your duties will include enforcement work relating to food hygiene, food standards, health and safety and infectious disease control. You will have the opportunity to broaden your experience including dealing with approved premises, manufacturing premises as well as event safety. We also have an on farm dairy! You will be offered training at Heathrow Airport which will enable you to assist, as required with the work of the Imported Foods Team.
You must be prepared to work outside normal office hours including participating on a stand by Environmental Health Rota for which overtime is currently payable.
The work will be challenging and you will need to be highly organised and proactive in overseeing/dealing with a busy caseload. It is important that you are comfortable working under pressure, including making decisions and meeting deadlines. You will need excellent communication skills and must work well within a team. You must be proficient using IT systems.
You must hold a degree or equivalent in Environmental Health and a Certificate of Registration from the Environmental Health Registration Board.
You will have significant and demonstrable practical experience in food safety or health and safety inspections as well as a proven record of enforcement including preparing and giving evidence as an expert witness at court and will deputise for the Food Team Manager in his absence.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills as well as a sound judgement and knowledge of relevant legislation. You will have a flexible and adaptable approach to your work and capacity to absorb new knowledge quickly and efficiently. You will work independently with the minimum of supervision and must have a full driving license.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.