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Port Health Assistant Officer

Randstad CPE
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5 Aug 2021

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Our client, a coastal local authority, is looking for a Port Health Support Officer 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 protect public health by applying port health controls on imports in accordance with relevant statutory provisions, rules and international trading standards.
To be responsible for the storage and dispatch of statutory samples, ensuring that they are packaged correctly for safe transport under required conditions and are dispatched to the correct laboratory.
To be responsible for maintaining sample dispatch records and disposal of samples no longer required.

A relevant Level 4 qualification/certificate e.g. Level 4 Ordinary Certificate in Food Control or equivalent relevant experience. For example trained and authorised to undertake specific extended role functions (i.e. IUU and/or Organics)
Able to demonstrate continual professional development

Experience in food control work
Enforcement experience relevant to food control work
Experience using databases

The post involves working a shift pattern over 24 hours/7 days per week/365 days per year.
Able to work remotely or within the Civic Centre as well as the Ashford BCP which will be the primary place of work i.e. when undertaking physical inspections.

Exposure to food product allergens, in particular nuts (eg peanuts, tree nuts).
Working in other Council locations and other locations to meet the requirements of the position.

For more details or a confidential discussion please call Taylor Lynch on (phone number removed)/

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Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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