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Senior Port Health Support Officer

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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:

    26 days ago

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Senior Port Health Support Officer - Contract 
Are you a qualified Environmental Health 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 controls 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:  
·Perform physical, identity, documentary and seal checks in accordance with legislative requirements 
·Protect public health by applying port health controls on imports in accordance with relevant statutory provisions, rules and international trading standards. 
·Undertake specific enforcement, investigative, educational and advisory duties commensurate with the role 
·Compile inspection reports, legal notices and take further legal actions as necessary and commensurate with the role 
·Collect evidence and prepare reports as necessary 
What do you need?  
To be successful in your application for this role you will need to demonstrate the following on application and through the interview process:  
·Level 5 qualification - Higher Certificate in Food Control or equivalent (Food Law Code of Practice recognised qualification 
·Ability to demonstrate skills and knowledge relevant to food control, health and safety and public health functions 
·Able to interpret and analyse food safety, health & safety and public health legislation, statutory guidance, technical updates and good practice 
·Direct experience in port health, import/export controls and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing provisions 
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.