Cookie Consent by Popupsmart Website

Connecting to LinkedIn...

Senior Food Safety Officer - Solihull MB Council

Job Title: Senior Food Safety Officer - Solihull MB Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Solihull
Salary: £15.81 - 15.81 per hour
REF: NYKLH391120
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council - Senior Food Safety Officer

Location: Moat Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2LW

Contract: Initial three months contract

Hours: Monday to Friday 37 hours per week, there is flexibility in start finish times as some evening work may be required.

Payrate: £15.81 an Hour


Applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and be a car owner, however for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required.



This role exists to provide capacity and assist in the backlog of food hygiene inspections. A good knowledge of Health and Safety at Work is desirable.

It is essential that for a candidate to be suitable for this role they must have a degree in Environmental Health and be registered with the Environmental Health Registration Board.

They also must have a good level of experience doing the job as Diane is needing support to get through the back log of work which has been put on hold due to COVID.

This role will involve conducting visits and inspections to shops, pubs restaurants and any other business which sells hot and cold food products.

There will be a lot of report writing, which included improvement plans and possible closure of business if the level of health and safety breach it sever enough.


Duties & Responsibilities

To be responsible for providing advice and guidance in your area of competency and authorisation in the field of  Food Hygiene, Food Standards and Health and Safety to a range of customers including consumers,

citizens, businesses, colleagues in other areas of the Council and partner agencies.

To be responsible for planning and carrying out inspections or interventions with the purpose of checking and securing compliance, including the preparation of reports for formal action and the service of statutory notices.

To be responsible for the effective investigation of complaints including the preparation of reports for formal action and the service of statutory notices.

To be responsible for the detection and investigation of breaches of the law, including ensuring the safe custody of exhibits and documents and giving evidence in court or to other hearings when necessary.

To take responsibility for planning and ensuring the effective delivery of specific projects and initiatives in the field of Food and Safety.  You will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of the Divisional Service Plan and other work plans and frameworks.

To be responsible for undertaking the necessary actions to register, licence or approve people, places or vehicles and will oversee the production of the aforementioned.

To develop and maintain competency in specific areas of Environmental Health, Food and Health and Safety and be conversant with relevant codes of practice and best practice in its effective delivery to enable you to lead on more complex tasks and provide guidance to other staff and partners.

To operate administrative and IT systems used by the Division to record information in an accurate and timely manner.

To exercise responsibility for professional and personal development and undertake in- service training as required by the Divisional training plan and to lead and participate in developing and training of staff and partners.

The post holder will be expected to discharge their duties in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Code of Conduct.


Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email