Port Health Officer

    A contract (6 months plus) opportunity for a Port Health Officer has arisen with the local authorities in Falmouth.

    The role holder will deliver the full range of Port Health functions including inspection, auditing, advice, infectious disease control, sampling, investigation and enforcement to businesses for which Port Health has jurisdiction. The role holder will manage their own case load and will identify and deliver solutions to diverse and complex issues with minimal support from managers. The role holder will be expected to take the lead on all matters pertaining to Eu-Exit, namely;

    1. Providing specialist, on-going, regular liaison with all food and feed importers and exporters falling within the jurisdiction of the Port Health Authority – preparing regular updates/briefings and working with the businesses to prepare revised operating processes and procedures in readiness for Eu-Exit and to provide necessary support during the early period after Eu-Exit takes place. Providing the necessary business reassurance and support.

    2. Researching the food and feed volumes and commodities that are currently imported from the EU-UK through Cornwall's 15 ports.

    3. Expanding the imported food risk analysis for smaller ports in regards to EuExit

    4. Providing regular briefings and training for Cornwall's Port Health Officers and associated support staff to ensure briefings and guidance in latest UK Government EuExit position and all relevant anticipated changes to regulatory processes and procedures.

    5. To identify and develop necessary new processes and procedures and to ensure that Cornwall Port Health Authority is properly prepared to implement the necessary changes to processes and procedures in relation to food imports and exports following the UK's exit from the EU.

    Full JD can be supplied upon request.

    Skills and Experience:

    Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health and Registration as an Environmental Health Officer with Environmental Health Registration Board.
    qualification of the RYA EMDSS short range radio certificate.
    Successfully completed the FSA HACCP training or Lead Auditor ISO 9000:2000 Series.
    Previous working experience in all aspects within the remit of port health, food and environmental protection.
    Up to date detailed technical and working knowledge of port health, food safety and environmental protection legislation.
    The normal duties of the role involve travel throughout the County and abroad, and it is a condition of employment that you can exercise satisfactory travel mobility in order to fulfil the obligations of the role.
    Must have a head for heights as the role will require the boarding of vessels at sea.Hours of work are 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.

    To apply please send your CV or email for more information

    Salary : £27.75 – £35/hour PAYE/Umbrella

    Tagged as: Full Time