Back to Job Search

Environmental Health Officer

Job Description

A client within the Public Sector based in North Yorkshire is currently recruiting for an Environmental Health Officer to join their food safety team as soon as possible. The client is offering a full time, temporary position on an ongoing basis with the ideal candidate having experience of working within a local authority within a regulatory environment.

The Role

Key purpose of the role is to ensure that food manufactured, prepared, exported, imported, and offered for sale in the County complies with safety and hygiene requirements by working with the food industry and where necessary taking enforcement action.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • carrying out a range of interventions including advice and education, inspection/audit of food businesses using a risk-based system, investigating complaints about food and the hygiene of food premises, sampling of food for local, regional or national initiatives/surveillance
  • issuing export certificates and other attestations to enable business to export their products outside the UK and where appropriate carrying out controls on imported foodstuffs
  • responding to reports from the Food Standards Agency and other local authorities regarding foodstuffs that fail to comply with food law, investigating food fraud and other criminality linked to food.

The Candidate

To be considered for this role you will require a degree in Environmental Health and be a qualified Environmental Health Officer registered by the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB).

The below skills would be beneficial for the role:

  • Investigative, analytical, and interpretative skills to comprehend and enforce the requirements of legislation and guidance.
  • Ability to use expert regulatory services opinion to provide practical and innovative solutions to complex legal or service delivery issues.
  • Communication skills able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats at all levels.
  • Ability to seek, evaluate and organise information to aid decision making.
  • Ability to build, maintain and influence working relationships with key stakeholders and partners.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering £40 per hour Umbrella LTD Inside IR35.

How to Apply

If this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up-to-date CV to or call Amy at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967 to discuss the vacancy in more detail.

Also, if this role is not of interest to you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as we cover all construction-related vacancies across the region.

Referral Bonus

If this role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them. If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.