Veterinary Internal Auditor
Food Standards Agency
Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 29th September 2022
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The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is a small government department with a big remit: to ensure that food is safe, that it is what it says it is, and that it is healthier and more sustainable. We work hard to hold food produced in the UK to high standards, so that we can retain and grow our reputation as a robust and trustworthy regulator.
We take this job very seriously - working hard to ensure not only that food business operators meet the high standards our policies set, but also that our own teams deliver a robust and effective service that supports our mission.
Our veterinary internal auditors are a key part of this process, providing oversight to our delivery of official food and feed controls, and ensuring that our policies are up to standard, and consistently adhered to.
We are looking for a veterinary internal auditor to join our team and carry out audits of official controls delivered by FSA officials and representatives in food businesses where the FSA acts as the competent authority. You’ll also reviews of the audit process undertaken by the FSA and its delivery partners. You’ll highlight areas that can be improved, inform the development of policies that will allow us to better fulfil our role, and work with stakeholders to implement these policies effectively.
The successful candidate will be able to present and promote the FSA’s priorities to a range of stakeholders, helping to keep food safe for consumers across the UK. The impact of your work will be tangible, as you work alongside the FSA’s local teams to meet targets and inform the development of policy through your findings and reports.
We are looking for decisive and focused individuals who are passionate about the chance to positively affect the quality of the food we eat as a nation. You’ll be a strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills, able to share ideas with colleagues from a range of backgrounds. If you are looking for the opportunity to do work that matters for a progressive and respected government department and can bring your own high standards and keen eye to the role, we look forward to your application.
Please read the attached Candidate Pack to discover further details about the role, our organisation, who we are looking for and the criteria we will assess against during the selection process. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success.
• Training in HACCP level 3
• A qualification or training in auditing e.g. Quality Assurance Management, ISO Lead Assessor course or HACCP auditing, IRCA Registration.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
Selection process details
Full details of the selection process are detailed in the attached candidate pack. This will consist of shortlisting against the essential person specification criteria stated. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to the final selection stage consisting of a behaviours based interview.
The FSA is dedicated to a policy of equal opportunity for all. Being truly reflective of our society and building a culture where everyone can perform at their best is critical to the work of the FSA. We are looking to recruit from the widest possible talent pool and encourage candidates to apply from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process and beyond. All appointments are made on merit.
Please be assured that diversity or socio–economic information requested during the course of your application plays absolutely no part in our selection processes and is not seen by anyone assessing applications. Any information provided is anonymised and used for statistical purposes only.
We actively review the deployment of talent on a periodic basis in the interests of optimising personal development and the achievement of business plans.
Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached terms and conditions statement.
Any move to the Food Standards Agency from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare.
Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
A reserve list will be held for a period of up to 12 months from which further appointment may be made.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
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Contact point for applicants
Job contact :
- Name : Andrew Gangakhedkar
- Email : Andrew.Gangakhedkar@food.gov.uk
Recruitment team :
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