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Port Health Team Leader

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£46339 - £52435 per annum

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Port Health Team Leader

Job posted by: Lynsey Smith

Come and join us in White Cliffs Country on the glorious Kent Coast.

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 we expand our 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. And you could play a key role in helping us to continue to shape this expanded operation!

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.

We are looking for experienced Team Leaders based in Dover who will manage and develop a team of multidisciplinary Port Heath colleagues to deliver the control checks. Reporting into the Port Health Manager and working alongside other team leaders, veterinarians and partner organisations you will be responsible for ensuring the service is effective and efficient. Your key responsibilities will be to supervise and operationally manage the team including shift work allocation/prioritisation, ensuring operational performance meets or exceeds key performance indicators and that the service meets the organisational requirements for quality management, customer service, health and safety and legal/regulatory requirements. In addition, you will oversee database and administrative checks including the operation of Information Management Systems (such as the use of PHILIS and IPAFFS), producing reports to guide the service provision. Along with the usual people management skills required to manage a shift-based team, you will also be able to maintain and support established financial management systems so experience of this along with strong IT skills is essential.

You must have a MSc, Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health or similar and Certificate of registration

Due to the nature of these roles an enhanced DBS check may be required.

We 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 Health care 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.

£46,339 to £52,435 per annum FTE

Car allowance £6,350

Up to to 14% shift allowance

The earliest start date for this role is January 4th 2022, with staggered start dates expected for successful candidates up until April 2022. If you can start within this period (even if closer to April) please do apply, your application will be just as likely of success.

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