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Trainee Food Safety Officer (up to 2 year fixed term contract)

  • Employer: Dartford Borough Council
  • Reference: DBC/TFSO
  • Published: Thu 12/01/2023, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 37 hour week, Monday – Friday. Hybrid working and flexi-time available.
  • Salary: £35,066 per annum rising to £37,184 per annum after 12 month’s satisfactory service
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kent

Dartford is a diverse and exciting place to work with excellent opportunities created by a challenging and varied workload.  This is a role for someone that likes to problem solve and takes pride in protecting the environment and public health. 

We are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic Trainee Food Safety Officer who has a thorough knowledge of food hygiene legislation and is able to work towards managing a demanding and varied caseload. You will be joining a friendly, busy and professional team. 

Whilst you are working with us, you will be supported in your training/experience required to complete your professional exams in order to become a Registered Food Safety Officer with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. You will gain experience required to complete the logbook or portfolio and professional discussion assessments required to become registered with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 

Candidates for this post must have gained a Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection or the Higher Certificate in Food Control. This is an opportunity to be supported to gain your professional qualifications and experience whilst being fully employed. With a desire to provide the best possible customer service, you will be able to work with minimum supervision and keen to contribute proactively to the strong team-working ethos. An ability to keep accurate records and be able to produce reports, gather legal evidence and produce legal case files is essential. 

Before the end of the two year contract, and subject to the successful completion of your Logbook or Portfolio and Professional Discussion, you will be welcome to apply for any vacant Food Safety Officer post available at the time.

A full driving licence and access to your own car is required for this post (mileage paid). 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Shona McQuade, Team Manager – Commercial Team 01322 343409 or email eh.admin@dartford.gov.uk

This post is considered by DBC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.

37 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Flexi time and Hybrid Working available. Free parking.

“The Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer” 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date.  Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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  • Employer: Dartford Borough Council
  • Reference: DBC/TFSO
  • Published: Thu 12/01/2023, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 37 hour week, Monday – Friday. Hybrid working and flexi-time available.
  • Salary: £35,066 per annum rising to £37,184 per annum after 12 month’s satisfactory service
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kent

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