Port Health Officer

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority, Felixstowe
Salary details:
£35,934 - £39,782 pa*
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
28 August 2019 01:00 PM
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Based at the Port of Felixstowe.

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority carry out a range of health controls at the UK border at Felixstowe. This includes checks on imported food, inspecting ships and infectious disease control, as well as general public and environmental health checks.

You will join our successful team in enforcing a variety of international, European and EU Legislation. You will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and prepared to assist our dedicated team of staff in the undertaking of our statutory functions.

The role can offer you a mix of both office based functions such as the checking and processing of import documentation as well as out of office functions such as examination and sampling of foodstuffs, including allergens, where a degree of lifting will be involved, vessel inspections and a range of port health duties. You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative but also as part of a team.

You will participate in a rotational shift pattern covering 6.30am to 10pm weekdays and 6.30am to 2.30pm at weekends.

Interested? Ideally you must be qualified as an EHRB registered EHP or equivalent and have knowledge of current UK POAO and OFFC regulations. IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications are desirable.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

* Plus 14% shift allowance and enhancement for weekend working

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Steve Dearsley, Operations Team Leader on (01394) 613330.

Interview date: w/c 9 September 2019.

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