This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a dedicated team, which plays an important role in public health.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out various food law interventions in a range of food business establishments within Aberdeenshire’s geographical boundaries and will gain valuable experience in both Public Health and the wider functions of Protective Services including investigations.

The candidate needs to be enthusiastic and motivated to enhance the team. The base location is flexible, and job share arrangements may be available. Ideal candidates should be flexible in their approach to work, with the support from the existing team.

A knowledge of Food and Public Health would be an advantage however Protective Services is committed to training and will provide the necessary additional training to any successful candidate seeking new experiences, ensuring both professional and personal development to maintain the necessary competence.

It is essential that applicants hold a relevant Food Science qualification e.g., Food, Nutrition and Human Health BSc (Hons) an HND in Food Science or Food Technology or equivalent or have relevant experience of a similar role. Knowledge of the application of legislation to ensure compliance would be beneficial. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to work to specific deadlines and have good IT skills.

The post requires excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders including businesses, residents, council services and external agencies. The applicant requires to be flexible as there may be a requirement for some working out of normal office hours including weekends.

The service continues to develop new mobile ways of working practices to improve ways of working as the characteristics of the LA area demands such an approach.

The service demands flexibility to contribute to environmental health priorities as required.

We are seeking officers who are keen to make a difference, deliver the best possible service and whose focus will be in keeping Aberdeenshire as a desirable place to live and work.


The post requires a Disclosure Scotland Check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of this check being deemed necessary

For more information and to apply see myjobscotland.

  • Job Reference
  • Salary Range
    £29,469 - £31,210 per year
  • Closing Date
  • Contact Person
    Louise Cunningham
  • Contact email
  • Contact Number
    01467 535450
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