Principal Port Health Officer
Job Type : Permanent, Full Time
Salary : £41718 – £46239/annum Excellent Benefits
HR GO Recruitment are currently assisting with the search of Principal Port Health Officers in the Ashford and surrounding area. The officers will be required to undertake specific duties to protect the health of the public at the local port.
Perform physical, documentary and identity checks to ensure that only 'safe-to-eat' products enter the food chain
Provide on hand advice and guidance to stakeholders, such as customers and import agencies
To carry out relevant database and administrative tasks and using Information Management Systems such as PHILIS, IPAFFS and FSA.
To participate in the Council's Emergency Planning operations, this includes undertaking any necessary training in this department
Constantly maintain your knowledge of legislation to be able to carry out your duties to the best of your ability
To assist in responding to emergencies in your department which may involve duties outside of your job description
Able to support other sections of the council with food authority, this also extends to wider public health and at time secondments to other departments on a temporary basis.
The successful applicants will also be required to handle and be exposed to product allergens such as Fish, Peanuts, Tree nuts etc.
Suitable qualifications to undertake Import Controls at Border Control Posts (BCP), such as MSc or BSc in Environmental Health accompanied with a certificate of registration with Environmental Health Board (EHRB)
Working knowledge of BCP is essential
A specialist port qualification or higher education certificate in Management is desirable but not essential
Proven extensive experience working with food and health and safety is essential as well as enforcement covering a wide range of food areas
Experience of managing people such as performance management is necessary
Must have had experience in a lead role within food related services
Direct experience with the use of PHILIS, IPAFFS or FSA would be advantageous
Able to show commitment to personal and work oriented goals
Full UK Driving licence and own transport is necessary due to the nature and hours of this role
Additional necessary requirement for this role:
The position involves working shifts covering 24hrs a day / 365 days a year.
Able to work remotely at home or from the Civic Centre in Ashford
The candidate must be comfortable working in temperature-controlled environments or at height
Willing to work in other council locations across the regions
No allergens to fish, peanuts or tree nuts, as these will be prevalent throughout the role
The successful applicant will be required to work on a shift rota, including early, days and nights
Salary is negotiable depending upon experience, there is a shift allowance included
If you are interested or would like more information please apply via the link
- Address Kent