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Port Health Support Officers/Authorised Officer (2 posts)

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority, Felixstowe
Salary details:
£22,183– £31,346 per annum**
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week*
Fixed Term 
Closing Date
18 January 2021 01:00 PM
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£22,183– £31,346 per annum**

Fixed term for 12 months

** salary subject to qualifications, experience and competency, plus 14% shift allowance 

This advert is based on the shift pattern outlined below:

*You will participate in a rotational shift pattern covering 06:30 to 22:00 weekdays and 06:30 to 14:30 at weekends which attracts a 14% shift allowance.

Please note, we have a second advert currently live for Port Health Support Officers/Authorised Officers (Ref ESC00460B), that is based on working a 24/7 shift rota pattern. This advert can be viewed here. Please ensure you submit your application against the role with the shift pattern you wish to be considered for.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority is at the frontline of food safety, animal and public health control for the UK. To become part of our team, 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 administrative 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), and assisting with vessel inspections. The out of office functions will include a degree of lifting, working in temperature-controlled environments and working at a height. No experience is required in the out of office functions, as full support and training will be provided. You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative but also with others as a team.

Interested? Ideally you will need experience of office administration procedures, as well as good computer and communication skills. You will also need a minimum of 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) in relevant subjects.  The ability to organise and prioritise your own workload, work in a systematic manner and solve problems will also be essential.  You should also be mobile with the flexibility to work across locations for which SCPHA has responsibilities – including Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a great benefits package including generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

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

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dan Longson on 01394 613330.

Interviews:  28 and 29 January 2021

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