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Food Safety Officer / Environmental Health Officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: RS00327
  • Published: Fri 29/04/2022, 13:26 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/05/2022, 13:26 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34884.00 - £38883.00 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Heathrow

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Food Safety Officer / Environmental Health Officer

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Hillingdon Council offers a wide range of benefits, including excellent training opportunities, generous holiday entitlement and a Local Government pension scheme.

You will also participate in a shift pattern which attracts a 14% shift allowance. Details of the shift pattern can be found in the attachment.

The Environmental Health Officer post attracts an additional non-contractual payment of £3,000 per annum.

About the role

The London Borough of Hillingdon is home to London Heathrow, the UK's busiest Airport for passenger and cargo movements. Based at the Border Control Post at the Cargo Terminal, you will play an essential role in ensuring that all statutory controls of food and feed are carried out to protect the health of the UK.

We have recently carried out a whole service transformation in our Imported Food Service and seek enthusiastic specialists to join our team!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food Safety Officer or Environmental Health Officer to join our Imported Food Team at London Heathrow Airport. You will be working alongside Official Veterinarians and Technical Officers, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained in relation to the importation of food and feed.

Your role will be to protect public and animal health at the border. On a day to day basis you will be examining consignments containing a variety of foodstuffs to verify that they comply with Domestic import controls, in order to keep our borders safe.

About you

You will have one of the following qualifications:

  • Higher Certificate in Food Control issued by the Environmental Health Registration Board
  • Environmental Health Officer with a Certificate of Registration issued by the Environmental Health Registration Board

Experience of providing good customer care will be essential, as you will be expected to provide advice and information to service users, other local authorities and government departments such as the Food Standards Agency. We are looking for an individual that can hit the ground running, so a background in food law enforcement, and knowledge of imported food controls would be advantageous.

What we offer

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Additional information

For additional information on the role, please contact Poppy Walker on 01895 277487 or email .

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.