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Port Health Officer

A local authority based in Dover are looking for a Port Health Officer to join their team.

This is on a permanent basis - salary is £35,276 to £41,154 plus 14% shift allowance.

This is your opportunity to work within a seaside location bursting with heritage, with several towns and villages within easy reach of the coast and excellent transportation links to London and across the continent via High-Speed trains or Cross Channel ferries.

It's an exciting time to be joining Dover District Council as they expand the Dover Port Health Authority (DPHA) service now the UK has left the European Union.

The work of the DPHA is vital to the smooth running of the border at Dover, and to the protection of food safety and public and animal health in the UK.

We ensure the smooth flow of safe food through Europe's busiest ferry port - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and onto the shelves of shops and supermarkets across the country.

DPHA are looking for both experienced, newly qualified, or soon to be qualifying, Environmental Health Officers/Food Safety Officers to join their highly supportive and progressive team, where personal development and wellbeing is key.

They are looking for the candidates to start as soon as possible, but would be willing to wait for the right person.

If you have experience in port health work you will be supported to take a lead role.

if you do not have that background but have experience of working in food manufacturing/safety, environmental health, catering, port health, enforcement or any other relevant environment we would still like to hear from you as you will be provided with the relevant training and support.

Initially these roles will work 37 hours a week until the shift pattern and associated shift allowance commence prior to the BCP becoming operational, which is currently expected to be in July 2022.

There is scope for part-time candidates to be considered.

DPHA offer a great work-life balance shift pattern where you will be working 6 duties on (3 days and 3 nights) followed by 6 rest days on a rolling basis.

In addition to a competitive base salary other benefits include:

  • Shift allowance of up to 14%

  • Relocation assistance

  • Private Healthcare and Employee Assistance Program

  • Opt-in Local government pension scheme with the opportunity for staff to make advanced, voluntary contributions (AVCs) to top up their pension

  • Generous annual leave provision

  • Discounts including reduced membership rates at the local leisure centre

  • Cycle2Work scheme offering at least 32% off a brand-new bike and accessories.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position.

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jack at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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