Professional Officer - Food / Health & Safet

Recruiter
Choice Recruitment Group
Location
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Salary
£16 per hour
Posted
06 Jul 2019
Closes
24 Jul 2019
Ref
1200706374
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Duties

1.1Deliver operational action plans and projects across a range of food safety, health and safety and infectious diseases functional areas, in either a lead or support role, in order to raise standards of compliance and deliver improved regulatory outcomes in the service area.

1.2Support the development and delivery of a programme of regulatory and enforcement projects and activities to identify and reduce risks to residents and businesses in order to achieve Regulatory Services outcomes.

1.3Utilise a range of regulatory approaches including: evidence-based research, risk assessment, intelligence-led targeting in order to identify and investigate business activities or environmental practices which present a significant risk to the health, safety, prosperity and wellbeing of the wider community.

1.4Undertake comprehensive and professional research and analysis across a wide range of regulatory functions in order to provide businesses with high quality, accurate and timely advice on the implementation of complex legislation and standards in operation across the UK and EU

1.5Plan and undertake complex investigations in accordance with the Enforcement Policy and collect and prepare evidence and investigation reports to ensure that prosecution cases meet the very highest legal and professional standards and achieve successful outcomes.

1.6Utilise a wide range of regulatory techniques in order to successfully achieve regulatory outcomes and improve compliance levels in the most effective and efficient way.

1.7Assist in the development of and contribute to cross-cutting agendas including community safety and health and wellbeing in order to protect vulnerable people and the wider community.

1.8Undertake high level auditing and assessment of complex business processes and operations and make appropriate recommendations for change and improvement in order to improve compliance levels.

QualificationsHow Assessed - ,

Essential:

·Educated to diploma/degree level or equivalent in Environmental Health or other professional qualifications which satisfy minimum requirements necessary to undertake statutory or specialist functions, or other relevant training or experience which gives an equivalent level of competence across a wide range of Regulatory Services functional areas

·Certification of registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB)

Desirable:

·A post-graduate qualification in a relevant specialist subject area.

·Membership of a relevant professional body

Specialist KnowledgeHow Assessed - ,

Essential:

·High level of professional knowledge and practical enforcement and regulatory expertise in a number of core Regulatory Services functional areas (Food safety/standards/hygiene, health and safety, infectious diseases)

·Successful delivery of operational project plans, framework agreements and performance targets in a number of functional areas

·Thorough awareness and understanding of current legislation, contemporary issues and best practice in relation to a minimum of two core areas of Regulatory Services functions

·Extensive knowledge and experience of a wide range of enforcement techniques and regulatory sanctions

·Experience of supporting and supervising/directing other staff on functional service delivery issues in at least one core Business Support and Regulatory Services functional area

·Evidence of continuing professional development including a minimum of 20 hours CPD covering the last two years.

·A completed Food Competency Assessment document in line with the FSA Food Law Code of Practice

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