• Education: veterinary degree
  • MRCVS
  • Ideally some experience of export certification
  • English: advanced level of written and spoken English
  • Driving licence: B category – mandatory

This is a great opportunity for an experienced veterinarian to play an important role at UK Border Control Posts.

 

The positions are based at Hull & Killingholme BCPs starting June/July 2022.

  • Ensure that all products of animal origin (which may include fish and fishery products for human consumption), presented at the BCP are checked as required by retained Regulation EU 2017/625 (OCR) and that documentary, identity and physical checks are carried out in accordance with retained Commission Implementing Regulation EU 2019/2130.
  • Ensure that the necessary equipment and facilities (as required by retained Regulation EU 2017/625 and retained Commission Delegated Regulation EU 2019/2014) are available within BCPs to enable veterinary checks to be carried out effectively.
  • Ensure that sufficient appropriate samples are collected and submitted for laboratory examination in line with the National Monitoring Plan and when Intensified Official Controls are in place.
  • Be present at the BCP when all veterinary checks (including documentary, identity and physical checks) are carried out.
  • Issue Common Health Entry Documents for Animal Products (CHED-Ps) for all consignments and notifications of rejections in case of consignments that fail veterinary checks.
  • Ensure that rejected consignments are handled and disposed of in accordance with the Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013.
  • Ensure that all required documents/records are held at the BCP.  To create and maintain accurate records of all consignments.
  • Ensure that IPAFFS is monitored for incoming notifications and to ensure that CHED-Ps are processed on IPAFFS without delay.
  • Be present at external audits carried out by APHA and FSA. To contribute to internal self-verification audits at the request of the BCP manager.
  • Ensure that the BCP is managed in a hygienic manner to respect the Hygiene Regulations for the products concerned so as not to pose a risk to the consignments being handled.
  • Ensure that the CHED-Ps for all consignments that require follow-up action (e.g. channelled goods, re-exports or destroyed consignments) are recorded in the follow-up register and investigate if no confirmation is received that the consignment has reached its destination.
  • Respond and/or to provide advice to importers/agents and Port Health Officers, as required.

The ideal candidate will have a strong professional attitude with relevant technical experience.  They will be down to earth, resilient, delivery-focused, fast-paced, collaborative and able to work as part of a team.

If you would like to apply for one of these positions, please send an e-mail to recruitment@eandj.co.uk by Monday 28th of February 2022, or alternatively please

To support your application please attach your most updated CV and a statement (no longer than 500 words) explaining what you believe you can bring to the role.