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Port Health Support Assistant

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    Buildings & Construction

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

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    Market related

  • Contact:

    Declan Bacon

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    023 93 876 045

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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Port Health Support Assistant - Contract  

Are you a qualified Environmental Health, Food or Port Health professional looking for a long term role where you can be the first line of defence in the management and safety of our food imports? 

If so, this Local Authority vacancy could give you just that. 
Who will you be joining?  
A South East based Local Authority that control the safety and security of UK imports and exports are seeking additional support as part of a large team of professionals tasked with safeguarding the public health of our nation.  
What will you do? 
Within this role you will have a versatile list of responsibilities which includes, but is not limited to, the following:  
·Carry out checks on imports of products of animal origin and high risk food not of animal origin 
·Assist those checking organic food, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, animal composites and other relevant controlled goods 
·Work under the direct supervision of Official Veterinarians / Port Health Officers as required. To carry out documentary 
·Carry out relevant administrative functions including use of Information Management Systems such as PHILIS, IPAFFS and FSA risk-likelihood dashboard 
·Assist in the storage and dispatch of statutory samples 
·Maintain sample dispatch records and disposal of samples no longer required. 
What do you need?  
To be successful in your application for this role you will need to demonstrate the following on application and throughout the interview process:  
·Level 3 qualification e.g. BTEC Environmental Health, or 2 A levels, NVQ3 or equivalent in relevant subject(s) 
·Previous experience working in industries associated with food, food safety, import/export sector or closely related fields 
·Previous experience within an enforcement or regulatory field 
How will you benefit? 
Should you be successful in securing this exciting opportunity you will benefit from a minimum 12-month contract of 37 hours per week. Hourly rate is negotiable dependant on experience and can be discussed on application.  
What to do next? 
We are expecting a huge response to this exciting opportunity so if you do not want to miss out, apply now! Applications close Friday 8th of January, any applications received after this point will not be considered for this role.