Port Health Technical Support Assistant

  • Job Reference: B0065542
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Ashford Borough Council.
  • Location: Ashford Kent
  • Salary: £26,949 to £29,457
  • Sector: Administration, Customer Service, Government & Defence, Transport & Logistics, Environmental
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Port Health Technical Support Assistant

Salary from £26,949 to £29,457per annum, depending on skills and experience, plus 14% Shift Allowance

Full time 37 hours per week - Hours of work are based on a 24/7 shift pattern

We offer: 14% Shift allowance, salary-linked pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement.

About us: A Border Control facility has been set up in Ashford on the Sevington site, near junction 10A of the M20. This site will provide the customs and transit checks required for hauliers following Brexit.

The Role: Reporting to the Principal Port Health Officer you will be responsible for undertaking a range of statutory duties to safeguard public health. Conducting Official Controls you will be carrying out checks on imports of products of animal origin and high risk food not of animal origin in order to ensure that only products that are safe to eat enter the food chain. You will assist, under the supervision of relevant officers carrying out physical, identity, documentary checks on imported food.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for someone who:

  • Can manage and prioritise a busy work load and who is capable of working independently or as a team.
  • Can make justifiable decisions based on facts.
  • Has excellent communication skills.
  • Is adaptable, self-reliant, dependable, confident and a creative problem solver.

As an employee of Ashford Borough Council you will have the opportunity to work with other environmental health professionals across the organisation to broaden your experience.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Ben Clemons on 01233 648365 or Gill McIver on 01233 648341.

If you are interested in this role then please apply now as we are currently shortlisting and interviewing and will be looking at applications as they are submitted.

To apply by completing an application form via the Council’s e-recruitment system click below. Alternatively, should you wish to apply by submission of a curriculum vitae (CV) please send your CV to recruitment@ashford.gov.uk indicating where you saw the advert for this role.

We offer a competitive remuneration package, an excellent salary linked pension scheme, generous annual leave, free life insurance, and opportunities for training and development. Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide. We welcome applications from the Armed Forces Community