Job Role: Port Health Officer Salary: Up to £33,539.00 Location: South East England Hours: 37 hours per weekOur 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. ROLE REQUIREMENTS:To protect public health by applying port health controls on imports in accordance with relevant statutory provisions, rules and international trading standards. To perform physical, identity, documentary and seal etc. checks in accordance with legislative requirements and the associated processes & procedures in order to ensure that only products that are safe to eat enter the food chain. 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.EDUCATION & TRAINING/ QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE A relevant Level 4 qualification/certificate e.g. Level 4 Ordinary Certificate in Food Control Able to demonstrate continual professional developmentExperience in food control workEnforcement experience relevant to food control work Experience using databasesOTHER ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS TO CARRY OUT POST: The post involves working a shift pattern over 24 hours/7 days per week/365 days per year. Able to work remotely or on-site where you will be the primary place of work i.e. when undertaking physical inspections. Working in temperature controlled environments and at height. Physical fitness as lifting and other physical work will be necessary on a daily basis, particularly when sampling. Sensory abilities e.g. ability to assess visual or olfactory evidence. 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. A commitment to own development and to supporting training and development initiatives.Please apply with submission of your CV and Chandani Jethwa from our London CPE office will be in touch. For more information and a confidential chat about the position, please do not hesitate to call us on 0203 680 0630.Still searching? Not all of our vacancies are on our website yet. We're happy to provide a tailored careers guidance service, so for the best chance of finding your ideal opportunity, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants and we will be able to support you with your job search.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.For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.