Portal Veterinarians

Some highly anticipated and desirable portal roles have become available for our MRCVS veterinarians. We have positions at our Killingholme and Immingham ports, as well as a relief position covering all 3 ports in Killingholme, Immingham and Hull.

Shifts are between 6am – 2pm or 1pm – 9pm and will be rotational, operating 7 days per week.

Successful candidates will ideally have experience with portal and/or export certification and must hold MRCVS registration however full training will be provided.

Responsibilities of a Portal Official Veterinary Surgeon are to:

  • Ensure that all products of animal origin presented at the Port 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 the Port 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 Portal site 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 Portal site. 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 Portal site manager.
  • Ensure that the Port 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.

Qualifications required for this role:

  • A Veterinary Medicine degree
  • MRCVS or eligible for registration
  • Portal or Export experience is desirable
  • UK valid driving licence

What we can offer:

  • Attractive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • RCVS membership fees
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • 20 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 25 days.
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Perkbox Scheme – a variety of discounts & benefits
  • Personal & professional development opportunities
  • Paid visa sponsorship scheme available if required
  • Life Assurance

To express your interest, please send an up-to-date copy of your CV to Closing date 10th May. - please state in your application your preference of port location from those stated in the advert.


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