Environmental Health Trading Standards Intern
Food Standards Agency
Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 3rd July 2022
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The FSA offers an internship programme, in England, for those in the Environmental Health and Trading Standards professions who have completed or are currently undertaking the professional qualifications required by FSA's Food and Feed Law Codes of Practice to deliver official food and feed controls in local authorities.
The role will provide an exciting opportunity for you to experience what it is like to work for the FSA, supporting policy delivery teams, enforcement experts, scientists and front-line inspectors.
We are looking for a motivated and forward-thinking individual who will help us deliver our goals.
As an intern in the FSA you will work alongside a range of teams and will be expected to assist in scoping research projects, undertake information gathering and analysis activities and produce reports.
A requirement of the post will also be to provide comments on policy documents and other proposals, and engage with stakeholders, such as local authority enforcement officers, business operators and consumers.
It is anticipated that some time will be spent shadowing local authority enforcement officers and with the food/feed industry.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Working Together
- Making Effective Decisions
- Delivering at Pace
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Lead Criteria 1 - Please confirm which qualification you either hold or are currently working towards, and at what stage?
Selection process details
In the event of receiving a large number of applications an initial sift may take place on just the identified lead criteria indicated below:
Lead Criteria 1 – Please confirm which qualification you either hold or are currently working towards, and at what stage?
Lead Criteria 2 – Good interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to work as a team and build effective working relationships
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 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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