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Port Health Support Assistant 2 Year Contract

Kent - Ashford
£23607 - £25803 per annum
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HR GO Recruitment are currently assisting with the search of Port Health Support Assistants in the Ashford and surrounding area. The main focus of this role will be to safeguard health of the general public as well as continuously making an effective contribution to the Ashford Border Health and Business objectives. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please read on.

Main duties:

  • Assisting in the storage and dispatch of statutory samples, ensuring that they are packaged correctly and meet the required conditions to be transported safely

  • To assist in the maintenance of stock levels and equipment availability for inspection

  • To assist in any enforcement action and, where necessary, provide evidence of the action in court

  • To provide support to relevant stakeholders including customers, agents, importers and others

  • Responding to complaints and requests for advice in accordance with the company's operating procedures

  • To participate in the Council's Emergency Planning operations, this includes undertaking any necessary training in this department

  • Constantly maintain your knowledge of legislation to be able to carry out your duties to the best of your ability

  • The successful applicants will also be required to handle and be exposed to product allergens such as Fish, Peanuts, Tree nuts etc.

The candidate:

  • Must hold a Level 3 qualification in Environmental health E.g. 2 x A Levels, NVQ or Level 3 BTEC.

  • Knowledge of BCP is advantageous

  • Previous experience working with food and health and safety is essential, enforcement or regulatory field would be desirable

  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the local authoritative bodies

  • Can demonstrate good IT skills, especially in Outlook, Word and other MS packages

  • Excellent communication, both oral and written

  • Able to show commitment to personal and work oriented goals

  • Full UK Driving licence and own transport is necessary due to the nature and hours of this role

Additional necessary requirement for this role:

  • The position involves working shifts covering 24hrs a day / 365 days a year.

  • Able to work remotely at home or from the Civic Centre in Ashford

  • The candidate must be comfortable working in temperature-controlled environments or at height

  • Willing to work in other council locations across the regions

  • No allergens to fish, peanuts or tree nuts, as these will be prevalent throughout the role

The successful applicant will be required to work on a shift rota, including early, days and nights.


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