Port Health Officer (6 posts)

£36,922 - £40,876 pa, plus shift allowance*
24 Feb 2021
07 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

East Suffolk Council, Felixstowe

Port Health Officer (EHRB registered) (6 posts)

Full time

Fixed term

£36,922 - £40,876 pa, plus shift allowance*

Fixed term for 18 months (with the potential to become permanent in the future)

37 hpw on a rotational shift pattern**

Based at the Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority, Felixstowe.

**Shift pattern offers attractive work life balance.

Reference: ESC00492

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority is expanding!  It is a really exciting time to be joining our Port health team as we transform our services in response to the UK's departure from the European Union, recruiting an additional 60 team members.

Our mission is the protection of public and animal health, carrying out a range of checks to ensure imported goods are safe for all of us in the UK. To find out more about what our skilled team do, have a look at our video: https://vimeo.com/343058771. To become part of our team, you will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and thrive on working in a fast-paced environment.

If you are a qualified Environmental Health Officer with food safety experience and a passion for protecting public and animal health, we may have an opportunity for you!

*Initially 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. This will soon be changing to 24/7 rota (day and night shifts), which will attract a 23.5% shift allowance on top of the base salary. This will be worked on a 12-hour rotating shift pattern (5 days on, 6 days off, 5 nights on, 6 days off), offering attractive work life balance. As this is a new service, the shift pattern will be kept under regular review to ensure it meets operational needs. 

Your role will be to work with our existing Port Health Officers in carrying out various checks on imported products (including fish and organic items) to ensure they are safe for distribution in the UK. You will also protect international health by monitoring health conditions on board ships in order to prevent disease. You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative but also with others as part of our friendly team.

Interested? You must have a degree in Environmental health, be registered with the Environmental Health Officer Registration Board and have a demonstrable level of food related technical knowledge and experience.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWedQksWt0&feature=emb_logo

Here are some of the main benefits:

Opportunities for training and development to enable you to build a great career with our organisation

Attractive work life balance with the added benefit of 6 non-working days between shifts

Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service)

Local government pension scheme

Free car parking

Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health & beauty and many other products and services.

If you would like to be at the forefront of this exciting new service, we look forward to receiving your application. 

For an informal discussion or if you have any questions regarding this post, please contact Dan Longson on (01394) 613330 or email: HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: 7 March 2021

Interviews: 18 / 19 March 2021