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Port Health Support Officer

  • Job reference: JG057
  • Location: Kent
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Facilities Managers
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Kent is looking for a Port Health Support Officer to join their team.
This is a Full time, permanent role and the ideal candidate will hold a relevant Level 4
qualification/certificate e.g. Level 4 Ordinary Certificate in Food Control or equivalent relevant experience and have specific experience in food control work.

The purpose of the role is to protect public health by applying port health controls on
imports in accordance with relevant statutory provisions, rules and international trading standards.

The main responsibilities of the role for Port Health Support Officer include:

Conduct 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 undertake checks of organic food, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, animal composites and other relevant controlled goods.
To work independently or when legislatively required under the supervision of Official Veterinarians / Port Health Officers.

Qualifications and experience:

A relevant Level 4 qualification/certificate e.g. Level 4 Ordinary Certificate in Food Control or equivalent relevant experience. For example trained and authorised to undertake specific extended role functions (i.e. IUU and/or Organics)
Experience in food control work.
Enforcement experience relevant to food control work.
Able 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.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £30,390 - £33,207 p/annum dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to james.glover@servicecare.org.uk or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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