Service Care Solutions Ltd

Senior Port Health Support Officer

A Local Authority based in Kent is looking for a Senior Port Health Support Officer to join their team.
This is a Full time, permanent role and the ideal candidate will hold Level 5 qualification - Higher Certificate in Food Control or equivalent (Food Law Code of
Practice recognised qualification) and have specific experience in food control work.

The Purpose of the role is to protect public health by applying port health controls on imports in accordance with relevant statutory provisions, rules and international trading standards.

The main responsibilities of the role for Senior Port Health Support Officer include:

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 assist others in the performance of port health duties as required including undertaking physical checks and sampling as directed.
To assist in the training of other staff and stakeholders as required.
To provide advice and guidance to stakeholders including customers, agents and importers on specific import requirements, regulations, policies and procedures.

Qualifications and experience:

Level 5 qualification - Higher Certificate in Food Control or equivalent (Food Law Code of Practice recognised qualification)
Experience in food control work.
Able to demonstrate skills and knowledge relevant to food control, health and safety and public health functions.
Able exercise a greater use of initiative and decision making, only referring more significant problems for advice/guidance.
Able to interpret and analyse food safety, health & safety and public health legislation, statutory guidance, technical updates and good practice.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £34,134 - £36,789 p/annum dependant on experience and qualifications.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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