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Port Health Support Assistant

  • Job reference: Parm44
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Labourers
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Job description: We are recruiting on behalf of a local Authority in the Kent area who are looking to recruit a Port Health Support Assistant. This to work on a new Border Control Facility at their Sevington site, near junction 10A of the M20. This site will provide the customs and transit checks required for hauliers with a start date of March 2021.

Job Summary
*To undertake a range of statutory duties to safeguard public health.
*To assist those undertaking a range of official controls including carrying out checks on imports of products of animal origin and high risk food not of animal origin in order to ensure that only products that are safe to eat enter the food chain.
*To assist those checking organic food, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, animal composites and other relevant controlled goods
*To work under the direct supervision of Official Veterinarians /Port Health Officers as required.
*To carry out documentary checks as well as assist in physical inspections as required.
*To make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the Border health protection and business objectives.

Qualifications and experience
*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
*Able to demonstrate competency in the use of email, word processing and spreadsheets
*Good level of numeracy and literacy
*Able to demonstrate a commitment to the delivery of first class customer service
*Able to demonstrate skills in solving problems
*Able to prioritise work and respond to varying caseloads

If you are interested in this role and would like further information, please ask for Paul on 01772 208 967 or email your CV to