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Principal Port Health Officer

Salary from £41,718 to £46,239 (plus 14 shift allowance)

A new Border Control Facility is being 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.

We are looking for an experienced officer to  undertake a range of statutory duties to safeguard public health to include conducting official controls, 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. You will be undertaking checks of organic food, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, animal composites and other relevant controlled goods.

In order to be proficient in this role you will have relevant experience of managing people and/or and resources including performance management as you will be managing assigned staff within the service and you will take a lead responsibility for aspects of BCP work.

It is expected that you will make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the Ashford Border BCP health protection and business objectives.

In addition the  to the above it is essential that you have suitable qualifications such as a MSc, Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board EHRB (CIEH), along with extensive experience in food control work and enforcement experience covering a wide range of food areas including inspection of premises, monitoring and food sampling plus prosecution experience.

The post holder must maintain at all times a satisfactory report from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Post holders will be required to handle and be exposed to food product allergens, for example, fish, peanuts, tree nuts etc.

We are working on this role in partnership the Matrix SCM Group – a specialist recruitment provider who source candidates via agencies in their network.

We are not recruiting for these posts directly so please don't send your CV to us. You can instead apply through CDL or through an agency.

CDL is a business-to-business services company providing payroll, compliance and contracting services. They offer temporary workers the ability to work directly for Ashford without the need for a recruitment agency.

Please send your CV to payroll@client-directs.com with the vacancy in the subject line i.e. 'Principal Port Health Officer' to apply.

If you are already registered with an agency, then you may wish to contact your recruitment consultant about this role and ask them to put your CV forward.

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