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Recruiter: Food Standards Agency
Listed on: 5th August
Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, York
Salary/Rate: £37,350 - £40,350
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Multi-location from one of our FSA Offices (Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, London or York), or home based in the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas. Travel across the UK will be required on an occasional basis, possibly with overnight stays.

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 4th September 2022

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".  Our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and consumers' wider interest in food. As we have now exited the EU the FSA faces a significant period of change and activity.

Job description

Working across the broad spectrum of food and feed safety issues that impact consumers and businesses alike, the FSA is always seeking to utilise the very best opportunities that new technologies afford us.

We are looking for a Software Developer to join our Data team and contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the FSA's digital services.

You will be involved in the full development lifecycle - from engaging stakeholders to understand their needs and concerns, through to planning, prototyping, developing and testing solutions, ensuring the produced code is high-quality, and the applications are robust and resilient.

You will work in a supportive, multi-disciplinary team and gain experience in a wide range of technologies including JavaScript, C#, python and Azure.

Key projects are likely to include working on FSA flagship services, such as and Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme (FHRS) as well as being involved in the internal projects, API development and productionalising solutions.

Organisational skills will be paramount as you seek to manage various different priorities. You'll also need to communicate effectively with colleagues, stakeholders and supplier alike to deliver end to end digital services, ensuring they meet the requirements.

If you are a talented Software Developer who is excited by the opportunity to support the Agency's vital work by providing colleagues with the tools they need to get the job done well, apply for this exciting position today.


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together

Technical skills

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

  • Lead Criteria Experience of having designed, developed or improved programs or scripts (at medium complexity)


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

The FSA is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.  All appointments are made on merit.

We actively review the deployment of talent on a periodic basis in the interests of optimising personal development and the achievement of business plans.

To find out more about this role and visit our website please click the APPLY button.

Contact Name: Food Standards Agency
Reference: TJ/10623/230587
Job ID: 3126869

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