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Port Health Inspector (EHP)

Hull & Goole Port Health Authority
up to £40,221 (pay increase pending) + essential car user allowance
Closing date
26 Jul 2024


Salary: Pay grade 7-9 (SCP 20-32) depending on experience/up to £40,221 (pay increase pending) plus essential car user allowance and uniform.

Hours: 37 hours per week. The post will include participation in the Authority’s standby service, for which an additional payment is made.

The joint board Authority is funded by Hull City Council, North Lincolnshire Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council and has one of the largest geographical areas set in beautiful East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The expanding and thriving Humber port facilities form the largest ports complex in the UK. Port health has seldom had a higher profile and the work is both challenging and rewarding. The Authority has two new Border Control Posts in Hull and Killingholme and commenced with the delivery of the requirements of the Border Target Operating Model at the end of April.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our multi-functional, professional team.

No two days are the same and this position will provide a unique opportunity to broaden your expertise in the port health setting including within the areas of imported food control, food premises inspections, ship sanitation, water sampling, environmental permitting, statutory nuisance, infectious disease control and responding to emergencies as part of the Authority’s wider civil contingencies responsibilities. The protection of public, animal and environmental health working within an international context provides for both an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right person to practice their broad skillset.

To be considered for this role, the successful candidate must have a CIEH accredited Degree in Environmental Health.  Registration with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is preferred, although applications from graduates with a keen interest in port health will also be considered.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication and IT skills as the role will involve interacting with a wide range of stakeholders and the use of import specific IT systems.   You should be capable of managing a busy workload and must be adaptable, self-reliant and flexible to enable the Authority to meet the requirements of its many regulatory functions.

A full driving licence and access to a car is essential as travel around the Authority’s area of jurisdiction on both the North and South banks of the Humber will be required.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Sally Johnson, Chief Port Health Inspector on the number below.

Applications will only be accepted on official application forms which are available on request from the Chief Administrative Officer, Hull & Goole Port Health Authority, 257 Hessle Road, Kingston upon Hull, HU3 4BE.

Tel: 01482 324776  Email:

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th July 2024.  Interviews to be held week commencing 5th August.




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