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Food & Safety Officer - Torbay Council Closing Date: 23/07/2023

£34,723 - £37,261


Full Time - 37 hours per week


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food and Safety Officer to join our Food and safety Team. You will be based at our office at Brixham Fish Market on a number of days per week to ensure that our export certification service runs effectively and to a high standard.

Your role will be to take a lead on the export certification service that we provide and day to day you will be responsible for certifying fish and shellfish that is exported out of Brixham to the EU and beyond – whilst you will be expected to work on your own with little supervision, the export service is overseen by a Senior Environmental Health Officer.

As well as your role in the export health certification service you will be responsible for carrying out other food and safety duties and you will have your own workload in terms of medium risk food inspections and will be involved in specific project work which is undertaken to improve and maintain standards of food safety and health and safety within Torbay.

About you

You will have the following qualification:

Degree or Diploma or equivalent in Environmental Health, Higher Certificate in Food Inspection or Food Control.


Newly qualified applicants who are working towards their EHORB will also be considered.

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 export food controls would be advantageous although not essential.


What we offer

As well as a stunning coastal location with the benefits of an urban style of living, we’ll provide a superb environment for you to develop your career within a unitary authority, with lots of opportunities for corporate and partnership working and a commitment to your continued professional development.

Further benefits include:

  • Wide range of training courses to support career progression
  • Minimum of 26 days annual leave plus additional bank holidays and extra days for additional service
  • A career average re-valued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
  • Commitment to good work life balance with options including a flexi-scheme, career break scheme, home and hybrid working, flexible retirement
  • Family friendly benefits such as flexible working and access to childcare vouchers, paid maternity, adoption and paternity leave schemes (where eligible) and paid leave for fertility treatment
  • Equal Opportunities policies including equal pay
  • An employee assistance programme which includes 24-hour access to wellbeing support and counselling
  • A healthy work environment where employee wellbeing initiatives at the heart of all we do
  • Employee reward scheme - online and instore access to a range of local and national discounts exclusively for our employees
  • Professional support including coaching and mentoring
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Eye care vouchers


Relocation packages are also available.

DBS disclosure is required for this job.

Additional information

For additional information on the role, please contact Helen Perkins on 07770 484651or email