Port Health Support Officer

st Suffolk Council have three exciting Port Health Support Officer / Authorised Officer posts available for you to join us based in Felixstowe. You will join us working full time on a fixed term contract for 18 months (with the potential to become permanent in the future). In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,183 – £31,346 per annum (subject to qualifications, experience and competency) plus 14% shift allowance.

About the Port Health Support Officer role:

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority is at the frontline of food safety, animal and public health control for the UK.

The role can offer you a mix of both office-based administrative functions such as the checking and processing of import documentation, as well as out of office functions such as examination and sampling of foodstuffs (including allergens),and assisting with vessel inspections. The out of office functions will include a degree of lifting, working in temperature-controlled environments and working at a height.

No experience is required in the out of office functions, as full support and training will be provided. You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative but also with others as a team.

Initially you will participate in a rotational shift pattern covering 6:30 – 22:00 weekdays and 6:30 to 14:30 at weekends which attracts a 14% shift allowance. This will be changing to 24/7 rota – the shift allowance is currently under review.

What we are looking for in our ideal Port Health Support Officer:

To become part of our team, you will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and prepared to assist our dedicated team of staff in the undertaking of our statutory functions.

Ideally you will need experience of office procedures, as well as good computer and communication skills. You will also need a minimum of 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) in relevant subjects. The ability to organise and prioritise your own workload, work in a systematic manner and solve problems will also be essential. You should also be mobile with the flexibility to work across locations for which SCPHA has responsibilities – including Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich.

In return for joining us as our Port Health Support Officer, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we'll give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There's also a great benefits package including generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Why not click ‘apply’ today to find out more about the role and be considered as our Port Health Support Officer – we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: Wednesday 27th January, 1.00pm

Interviews:  8th / 9th February 2021

Please note, we have a second advert currently live for Port Health Support Officers/Authorised Officers (Ref ESC00467), that will not include 24/7 working.

Please ensure you submit your application against the role with the shift pattern you wish to be considered for