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Principal Port Health Officer

Ashford Borough Council
£47,616 - £52,776 + 14% Shift Allowance
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

Job Details

Ashford Port Health

Principal Port Health Officer
Salary from £47,616 to £52,776 pa, depending on skills and experience, plus 14% Shift Allowance
Full time – 37 hours per week - Hours of work are based on a 24/7 shift pattern

A Border Control Facility has been set up in Ashford on the Sevington site, near junction 10A of the M20. This site will provide the customs and transit checks required for hauliers following Brexit.

The services at the Border Control Facility are being delivered through 7 functional teams covering 24 hour and 7 day week pattern of operation and we are looking for an officer to manage assigned staff in the service.

You will have extensive experience in food control as you will be responsible for acting as lead signatory for fishery products and composite goods along with:

Conducting Official Controls including carrying out checks on imports of products of animal origin and high risk food not of animal origin. Undertaking checks of organic food, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, animal composites and other relevant controlled goods. Managing assigned staff within the service and take lead responsibility for aspects of Border Control Post work. To make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the Ashford Border BCP health protection and business objectives it is essential that you have MSc, Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board EHRB (CIEH).

In addition you will have extensive enforcement experience covering a wide range of food areas including inspection of premises, monitoring and food sampling plus prosecution experience, along with experience in:

Operational and/or technical lead role within a food related service Managing of people &/or and resources including performance management As an employee of Ashford Borough Council you will have the opportunity to work with other environmental health professionals across the organisation to broaden your experience. 

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Karis Valli on 01233 330204, or Ben Clemons on 01233 648365 or Gill McIver on 01233 648341.

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If you are interested in this role then please apply now as we are currently shortlisting and interviewing and will be looking at applications as they are submitted. To apply by completing an application form via the Council’s e-recruitment system click here. Please ensure that you have received confirmation of a submitted application once completed. For any assistance in completing the application form, please email Alternatively should you wish to apply by submission of a curriculum vitae (CV) please send your CV to indicating where you saw the advert for this role.

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We offer a competitive remuneration package, an excellent salary linked pension scheme, generous annual leave, free life insurance, supportive relocation package and opportunities for training and development.

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide.

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