Food crime chief sought by Food Standards Scotland

Food Standards Scotland (FFS) is currently recruiting a head of food crime to run the new Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit (SFCIU), based in Aberdeen.

The SFCIU will consist of a Food Crime Intelligence Bureau (FCIB) and an Investigation & Incident Management Team (IIMT) and will jointly spearhead the FSS response to individuals and groups of individuals involved in the commission of food crime, whilst also having responsibility for the management of food safety incidents.

“Focus for the unit will be on collaborative working with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve success in these priority areas of work,” said FSS, who have set a December 16 applications deadline for the £43400 – £53000 post.

Key duties will include:

  • Share intelligence and evidence packages
  • Investigate and report cases
  • Disrupt criminal activities
  • Provide guidance to regulators on criminal offences that they may encounter
  • Assist in establishing standards for the criminal investigation of food crime
  • Identify and resolve capability gaps

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