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Port Health Officer

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East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority, Felixstowe
Salary details:
£35,934 - £39,782 per annum plus 14% shift allowance and enhancement for weekend working
Job term:
Full Time
37 hpw*
Closing Date
23 February 2020 11:30 PM
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* working on a rotational shift pattern and including some weekend working.

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority is at the frontline of food safety, animal and public health control not only for the UK but also for the European Union. To become part of our team you will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and prepared to assist our dedicated team of staff in the undertaking of our statutory functions.

The role can offer you a mix of both office based functions such as the checking and processing of import documentation as well as out of office functions such as examination and sampling of foodstuffs, including allergens, where a degree of lifting will be involved, vessel inspections and a range of port health duties. You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative but also with others as a team.

You will participate in a rotational shift pattern covering 6.30am - 10pm weekdays and 6.30am - 2.30pm at weekends.

Interested? You must be qualified as an EHRB registered EHP or equivalent and have knowledge of current UK POAO and OFFC regulations. IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications are desirable.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We want you to stay with us for the long-term, so we’ll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There’s also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Potential applicants with the relevant qualifications are welcome to arrange a visit to our facilities (between 10 Feb -14 Feb) to find out more about our operation.

For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit please contact Alexandra Catling or Steve Dearsley on (01394) 613330, alternatively email:

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

Interviews: w/c 2 March 2020.

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