Service Care Solutions Ltd

Principal Port Health Officer

A Local Authority based in Ashford, Kent are looking for a Principal Port Health Officer to join their team.

This is a full time, permanent role and the successful candidate must have a experience with health & safety/environmental health and compliance.

The main purpose of the role is to undertake a range of statutory duties to safeguard public health.
To conduct Official Controls 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.
To undertake checks of organic food, illegal unreported and unregulated fishing, animal composites and other relevant controlled goods.
To protect public health by applying port health controls on imports in accordance with relevant statutory provisions, rules and international trading standards.
To supervise and support staff as assigned, to the post holder to ensure effective service delivery.

Provide a lead role in the day to day operational service provision allocating work and providing technical advice and guidance to other team members.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

Suitable qualification(s) to undertake import controls at Border Control Posts as defined by the FSA Food Law Code of Practice and the accompanying Practice Guidance.

This will normally be a MSc, Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board EHRB (CIEH)

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering a salary of £41,718- £46,239.

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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