Higher Executive Officers - Regulatory Compliance Division - Home based or multi-location

Location
Homeworking
Salary
£27,936 - £35,880
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
06 Oct 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

About the job

Summary

The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust” - as the country prepares to leave the EU, the scale of this challenge cannot be underestimated. More than 90% of food and feed law in the UK currently comes from Europe and our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and UK consumers’ wider interest in food.

Job description

The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust” - as the country prepares to leave the EU, the scale of this challenge cannot be underestimated. More than 90% of food and feed law in the UK currently comes from Europe and our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and UK consumers’ wider interest in food.

Regulatory Compliance Division (RCD) was established on 1 December 2018 as part of the wider FSA re-structuring exercise to enable us to prepare for the challenges of EU Exit and the transition to a modernised regulatory system being delivered under the ‘Regulating Our Future’ (ROF) Programme.

RCD’s responsibilities relate to the delivery of official feed and food controls – in other words the checks and processes in place to monitor compliance of feed and food businesses with the requirements of feed and food law, and where necessary to enforce those requirements.

Our work centres round those bodies that deliver these official controls - the FSA itself, other delivery partners on the FSA’s behalf, and local authorities. We are responsible for setting regulatory standards for these delivery bodies, monitoring and assessing compliance with these standards, and for providing delivery support.

RCD comprises two units: Compliance & Standards Unit and Delivery Support Unit – and there are vacancies in each of these – please see below.

Compliance and Standards Unit

1. Official Controls Performance Management Officer (1 role available as permanent or secondment)

2. Official Feed and Food Controls Operational Policy Officer (1 available as permanent or secondment)


Delivery Support Unit

3. Shellfish Official Controls Adviser (1 role available as permanent or secondment)

Now, more than ever, we need to be able to demonstrate that the FSA is an excellent, accountable and modern regulator and that we are an effective Central Competent Authority providing oversight and assurance of the delivery of official feed and food controls in place to ensure that food is safe and what it says it is. The post holders that are appointed will contribute to the work programme that RCD has in place to do this.

Please read the Candidate Pack to discover further details about the roles, 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.
 

Responsibilities

As someone with pride and passion for public service, you’ll recognise the wider Civil Service priorities and always work in the national interest. You’ll seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement. You’ll use evidence and knowledge to support accurate, expert decisions and advice. You’ll value difference, diversity and inclusion, ensuring fairness and opportunity for all.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Benefits Benefits

Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached Terms and Conditions statement.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

The interviews will take place on 12th and 13th November in Birmingham.

Interview

We'll assess you against the Experience needed for the role and the following Behaviours during the interview process:

Behaviours
• Seeing the Big Picture
• Communicating and Influencing
• Working Together
• Delivering at Pace

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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