Regulatory Services Officer
Your new organisation
Southend Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links. The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative professional who would like to come and work within their Regulatory Services Food Safety & Standards team.
Your new role
This role will be responsible for Food Safety & Standards and therefore the successful candidate must be a fully qualified environmental health/food safety officer with recent experience in food safety and standards inspection and enforcement. You will act as a source of advice and guidance in relation to Regulatory Services and related matters, including advice and guidance to the public, businesses and other members of staff. You will attend formal hearings of the Council as well as prosecution and appeal hearings before the Courts as required. The role will also require you to operate and record work carried out on departmental systems, contribute to developing and maintaining effective relationships with partners and other external bodies and support the development of a policy framework and enforcement protocols for key activities within Regulatory Services. As the Regulatory Services Officer you will be carrying out follow up visits and enquiries within relevant premises as required, adopting the role of specialist officer for specific Regulatory Services functions and on a rota basis as necessary. You will be supervising other staff members within the team, undertaking a range of complex ‘out of hours’ inspection and enforcement duties including evenings (running into the early hours of the morning) and weekends in accordance with contracted hours / as required, as well as carrying out formal actions in relation to offences, breaches of Conditions and other specific requirements, including issuing enforcement notices, Fixed penalty notices, verbal and written warnings and institution of legal proceedings.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this position, you need to have a professional qualification in Environmental Health and/or certificate in Food, Premises and Standards Inspection and be a registered member of a relevant professional body and be able to evidence your CPD (Continuous Professional Development). A solid knowledge of relevant regulatory services legislation, investigation procedures and national, regional and local policies regarding regulatory service issues is a must. Experience of developing and delivery services within a policy framework is also essential. This position requires a full enhanced DBS.
What you'll get in return
When joining in a permanent position, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend Council can be viewed on the "Why Work For Us?" tab.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on 01702 762130. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position with Southend-On-Sea Borough Council, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.