It’s an exciting time to be joining Dover District Council as we expand our Dover Port Health Authority (DPHA) service.
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 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.
And you could play a key role in shaping this expanded operation!
We are looking for Port Health Technical Support Officers to carry out documentary, identity and physical checks on consignments including products of animal origin and high-risk food not of animal origin, subject to an Official Veterinarian or Port Health Officer making the final decision on a consignment.
This shift based role is office based, however, in the current pandemic environment you may be required to work 37 hours a week from home initially until July.
Previous experience of working in food manufacturing or catering along with knowledge of food hygiene controls, HACCP, other quality control systems, traceability, working with a documented food safety system, record keeping and food produce identification would be an advantage.
If you have the skills and experience that we need, we would love to hear from you.
For further information and a chance to apply for this exciting role, please visit the Dover District Council vacancies page.