Official Veterinarian/ Food Safety Officer

1-3 Ashted Way, Birmingham, B7 4AZ
£35,745 – £43,857
15 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
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Official Veterinarian/Food Safety Officer

£35,745 - £43,857

1-3 Ashted Way, Birmingham B7 4AZ

Working 36.5 Hours per week


Fixed Term Contract until 30/06/2022

  • 12 months or more – For existing employees a secondment may be considered, subject to eligibility criteria


As one of the largest local authorities in the UK, Birmingham is a diverse and exciting place to work with excellent opportunities created by a challenging and varied workload. You will be joining a busy, friendly, and professional team with prospects to gain experience in a wide range of subject areas as well as operate in a variety of commercial and domestic settings.


The role is to operate as a qualified OVS/Food Safety Officer undertaking a range of duties to support and prepare food businesses for EU Exit, including food safety audits, providing advice and issuing export health certificates. The post holder will be hosted and funded by Birmingham City Council but operate across the West Midlands Combined Authority.



As such the post holder will provide support throughout the West Midlands region, and therefore it is essential that the candidate can drive and has access to a vehicle. You will be remunerated for the use of your vehicle.

This is a specialist vacancy. The post holder will need a relevant veterinary qualification in addition to being registered with the Environmental Health Officers Registration Board (EHORB) or equivalent food related qualification.

The post holder, due to their qualification, will support the city’s food programme needs during occasions when demand for business support is reduced. Applicants will have experience in enforcement interventions; supervisory skills, ability to use a range of computer packages and have excellent communication skills with a range of different communities, stakeholders and businesses.



Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information


For informal enquiries please contact Nick Lowe, Operations Manager Food Lead team, 07704538610


Ref: BCC001960


We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.


A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken


“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”


An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

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