Team Leaders / Senior Port Health Officers / Port Health Officers

6 days left

Location
Kent
Salary
£46,339 - £52,435 / £42,186 to £47,745 / £35,276 to £41,154
Posted
04 Jun 2021
Closes
20 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Come and join us in White Cliffs Country on the glorious Kent Coast

This is your opportunity to work within a seaside location bursting with heritage, with several towns and villages within easy reach of the coast and excellent transportation links to London and across the continent via High-Speed trains or Cross Channel ferries. 

It’s an exciting time to be joining Dover District Council as we expand our Dover Port Health Authority (DPHA) service now the UK has left the European Union. 

The work of the DPHA is vital to the smooth running of the border at Dover, and to the protection of food safety and public and animal  health in the UK. 

We ensure the smooth flow of safe food through Europe’s busiest ferry port - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and onto the shelves of shops and supermarkets across the country.

And you could play a key role in helping us to continue to shape this expanded operation!   

We are recruiting for the following roles

  1. Team Leaders
  2. Senior Port Health Officers
  3. Port Health Officers

and are looking for both experienced, newly qualified, or soon to be qualifying, Environmental Health Officers/ Food Safety Officers to join our highly supportive and progressive team where personal development and wellbeing is key. 

If you have experience in port health work you will be supported to take a lead role. if you do not have that background but have experience of working in food manufacturing/safety, environmental health, catering, port health, enforcement or any other relevant environment we would still like to hear from you as you will be provided with the relevant training and support.  

We offer a great work-life balance shift pattern where you will be working 6 duties on (3 days and 3 nights) followed by 6 rest days on a rolling basis.  In addition to a competitive base salary other benefits include: 

  • Shift allowance of up to 14% 
  • Relocation assistance
  • Private Healthcare and Employee Assistance Program,
  • Opt-in Local government pension scheme with the opportunity for staff to make advanced, voluntary contributions (AVCs) to top up their pension.
  • Generous annual leave provision 
  • Discounts including reduced membership rates at the local leisure centre 
  • Cycle2Work scheme offering at least 32% off a brand-new bike and accessories.

Initially these roles will work 37 hours a week until October when the shift pattern and associated shift allowance is expected to commence. 

Port Health Team Leaders 

£46,339 to £52,435 per annum, £6,350 car allowance and up to 14% shift allowance 

Full-time or part time, permanent positions 

We are looking for experienced Team Leaders who will manage and develop a team of multidisciplinary Port Heath colleagues to deliver the control checks.  Reporting into the Port Health Manager and working alongside other team leaders, veterinarians and partner organisations you will be responsible for ensuring the service is effective and efficient.

Your key responsibilities will be to supervise and operationally manage the team including shift work allocation/prioritisation, ensuring operational performance meets or exceeds key performance indicators and that the service meets the organisational requirements for quality management, customer service, health and safety and legal/regulatory requirements.

In addition, you will oversee database and administrative checks including the operation of Information Management Systems (such as the use of PHILIS and IPAFFS), producing reports to guide the service provision.

Along with the usual people management skills required to manage a shift-based team, you will also be able to maintain and support established financial management systems so experience of this along with strong IT skills is essential.

Port Health Team Leaders

Senior Port Health Officers  

£42,186 to £47,745 per annum and up to 14% shift allowance  

Full-time or part-time, permanent positions 

You may also be required to  monitor health conditions on board vessels at Dover port, to prevent the spread of disease and issue statutory ship sanitation certificates under Public Ships Health Regulations.

Using your previous experience from a similar environment you will be responsible for drafting and issuing enforcement notices, warning letters and gathering evidence for potential legal proceedings.

As a Senior Port Health Officer, you lead on certain areas of work including keeping up to date with legislative changes and developing and reviewing procedures.

 Additionally, you will instruct, oversee, train and monitor technical and support staff in the execution of all relevant Dover Port Health Authority duties, notably import controls including sampling to ensure that regulatory action is consistent and appropriate.

You will have excellent communication skills and will work with several outside organisations to assist and advise authorities in surveillance and mandatory sampling initiatives of food.

Senior Port Health Officers

Port Health Officers  

£35,276 to £41,154 per annum and up to 14% shift allowance 

Full or part-time, permanent positions 

We are looking for Official Fish Inspector Port Health Officers who will undertake a range of statutory duties alongside a veterinarian and Senior Port Health Officer to safeguard public health 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.

Additionally, you will monitor health conditions on board vessels at Dover port, to prevent the spread of disease and issue statutory ship sanitation certificates under Public Ships Health Regulations.

Using your previous experience from a similar environment you will be responsible for drafting and issuing enforcement notices, warning letters and gathering evidence for potential legal proceedings.

You will have excellent communication skills and will work with several outside organisations to assist and advise authorities in surveillance and mandatory sampling initiatives of food. 

More locally you will instruct, oversee, train and monitor technical and support staff in the execution of all relevant Port Health duties, notably import controls including sampling to ensure that regulatory action is consistent and appropriate.

Port Health Officers

Due to the nature of these roles an enhanced DBS check may be required.

Applications to be submitted by Sunday 20th June 2021. Interviews to be held from week commencing 21st June 2021

To find out more about each role we have on offer then please click on the link below for job descriptions and how to apply: www.dover.gov.uk/jobs 

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