Principal Port Health Officer
We are currently working with a client in Kent, South East England who are in the process of setting up a new border control facility in response to changes brought about by Brexit. The site will be based near junction 10a of the M20 and requires over 120 staff to be hired and in place ASAP in early 2021.
They are looking to recruit approximately 60 staff members, 7 of which will be at 'Principal Port Health Officer' grade. The salary offered will be £41,718- £46,239 + 14% shift allowance.
At this grade you will manage assigned staff within the service and take lead responsibility for specific tasks within the wider remit of the Port Health Authority. You will have full opportunity to provide your expertise and input on shaping service delivery and you will be required to make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the health protection and business objectives.
You will lead on all core activity in connection with 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.
This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a major UK infrastructure project and as such will offer exciting long term career opportunities. The Council is working very closely with DEFRA and the project will involve multiple partner agencies and organisations and you will be presented with an opportunity to take your career in a whole new direction.
We are looking for established Environmental health Officers, anyone with previous Port Health experience would be ideal. Previous team lead / management experience would be perfect but our client will also consider those looking to make the career step provided they can show the level of technical knowledge in respect of port health duties undertaken by a Local Authority.
Our client is looking to mobilise ASAP in the new year so please contact us urgently to register your interest. A full JD is available on application. (positions also available at Senior Officer grade).