Based within the Business Regulation team you will be part of a team responsible primarily for the efficient administration and management of all food and health and safety law related functions. As you will be categorised as a Hybrid Worker, your main place of work will be both your home address and Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB.
The Business Regulation team deals with enforcement of food law, health and safety law, investigation of infectious disease notifications and processing of licence applications relating to skin piercing and tattooing and venison dealers.
You will be responsible for undertaking food law interventions, investigation of food poisoning outbreaks and other food-related incidents, food sampling, infectious disease surveillance, private water supplies, dealing with a range of complaints including food complaints, issuing export health certificates and assisting with developing policies and strategies. In addition, you will deal with all relevant issues relating to infectious disease notifications and will undertake public health duties, as required.
The successful candidate must be able to meet the qualification and competency requirements detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice (Scotland) in respect of official controls for food law. Applicants should hold The Scottish Food Safety Officers’ Registration Board (SFSORB) Higher Certificate in Food Practice OR both the Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection and Higher Certificate in Food Standards Inspection. It is desirable that applicants hold a Level 4 Certificate in HACCP and have attended a training course in Official Control Verification with associated experience of Approved Premises. Applicants must have a sound knowledge of food safety law and be able to demonstrate environmental health experience within this discipline. In addition, applicants must have the ability to work within a team framework, work to specific deadlines and possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at various levels including elected members and members of the business community. Applicants must have excellent IT skills. A current driving licence is essential. REHIS membership is desirable.
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