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Specialist Advisor (Food Safety and Port Health)
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/21/144101
  • Published: Thu 25/02/2021, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/03/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,003 to £38,890
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Specialist Advisor (Food Safety and Port Health)

It is a very exciting time to be joining Eastbourne and Lewes Councils as we expand our Newhaven Port Health service.

The work of the Port Health team is vital to the smooth running of the border at Newhaven,

You could play a key role in this new operation, as we are looking for a Port Health Officer who will undertake a range of statutory duties alongside the Councils Environmental Health team in order to safeguard public health including carrying out checks on imports of products of animal origin and high risk foods, in order to ensure that only products that are safe to eat enter the food chain and onto the shelves.

The team is customer focused primarily working with local food businesses to ensure consumer protection and public health are maintained.

Previous appropriate experience of working in physical inspections or experience of working within Port Health would be desirable.

Main responsibilities will include checking and clearing consignments of imported food, sampling and taking enforcement action.

Interview date to be confirmed.