We are currently looking for a Certification Support Officer (CSO) to assist in the export of products of animal origin (POAO) on behalf of a major food retailer to Europe following BREXIT. The Job is principally Friday to Tuesday evening shifts due to the shipping logistics of chilled goods. The work will involve checking goods compliance through a mix of supporting evidence and physical checking of goods and preparation of documents including Export Health certificates (EHC) prior to signature by the Official Veterinary Surgeon. The position will involve working at the client site in North Kent within the warehouse and distribution centre. The position will require training and qualification through the IMPROVE system involving a minimum of 6 hours study.
We are a 10 Veterinary Surgeon small animal practice which has provided, as a separate part of the business, export services for POAO to exporters principally a major food retailer. This is a rapidly evolving part of veterinary work that will deal with the requirements to export POAO into the EU following the UK departure from the EU. The applicant will be working directly under the supervision of an Official Veterinarian (OV) as a team of 2 Veterinary Surgeonsand a Clinical Director.
Our ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent including a science or food technology subject. They will also require experience of work within the food and food preparation sector or food logistics and distribution business. They will need to achieve the qualification of CSO through the IMPROVE academy which will be fully funded.
As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
Hythe, Kent, United Kingdom