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Food Safety Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC718
  • Location: Hammersmith, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in West London is looking for a Food Safety Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate must be fully registered with the EHRB/CIEH, have qualifications in Food Safety and extensive experience carrying out food hygiene inspections.

The main purpose of the role is to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents, visitors and employees through the enforcement of food hygiene, food standards, infectious diseases and health and safety standards in commercial premises and work activities.
To protect the health of consumers through the enforcement of food hygiene and food standards, including allergens in commercial premises.

The main responsibilities of the role will include the following;

COVID-19 safe interventions and business advice during the national emergency and recovery phase
Undertake programmed food hygiene/standards inspections in accordance with the FSA code of practice
FHRS revisits
Respond to service requests relating to food complaints and premises hygiene
Sampling in accordance with FSA, PA, FWEM laboratory and NW Food Sector group protocols
Freedom of Information enquiries
Business support and liaison - Westfield Shopping Centre / Television Centre, town centres.
Undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action, in accordance with best practice advice and guidance and enforcement policies, to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizing food products, closure of food business, preparing and serving statutory notices, simple cautions and other legal documents
To properly handle evidence, records and data to ensure that confidentiality, continuity, evidence integrity, data quality, data protection and requests for information requirements are observed.
Respond to correspondence and maintain up to date records on the computer systems
Meet performance targets for proactive and reactive work.
To take a flexible approach to duties outside of normal office hours including weekends for example to; investigate major accidents, monitor events, inspect premises where access is not available during normal working hours; investigate outbreaks of legionnaires disease, deal with an emergency etc.
Assist in maintaining quality procedures and other documentation used by the food and safety team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Fully Registration with EHRB/CIEH
Qualification in Environmental Health
Qualifications in Food Safety
Significant Experience with Food Hygiene inspections

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £26 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (approx. £640 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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