Regulatory Support Officer Ref:3004835

The Role
Mersey Port Health Authority is currently undergoing an expansion of its service and have a number of vacancies available; the Authority is looking to recruit eight (8) Regulatory Support Officers for a fixed period of 6 months. This is for a time specific project this is due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and preparation to ensure the Authority’s readiness for additional sanitary controls at the end of the EU transition, has substantially increased the workload associated with delivering the Authority’s statutory functions.

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

The Authority is at the front line of food safety, animal and public health control, the role will offer you a mixture of both office-based functions such as the checking and processing of import documentation as well as out of office functions such as examination and sampling of foodstuffs.  You will have the opportunity to work under your own initiative but also with others as a team.

The ideal candidate must be highly organised and comfortable working under pressure, which includes making decisions.  Excellent communication is essential along with the ability to work as part of a team.  IT proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft applications are desirable.

The main duties of the post include:

Provide support to Port Health Officers/Official Veterinarians at the Border Control Post when required.
Provide administrative support functions
Use and maintenance of accurate records, systems and databases/spreadsheets
Assist in carrying out identity/physical and sampling relating to imported food
In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development, flexible working options a generous leave entitlement and a pension scheme.

Following the UK leaving the EU, the new skilled worker visa points system has been designed for EU and non-EU residents to ensure only workers who can build enough points for a visa to be issued can work in the UK. This vacancy does not meet the points requirement for a skilled worker visa to be issued, nor is it a vacancy on the shortage occupations list therefore anyone applying who does not have the right to work in the UK currently will not be progressed. If you believe this is a mistake, please email 

Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role. All applications for jobs in the service of the Authority will receive equal treatment irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

We will ensure that disabled applicants are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Closing date:28th February 2021
£20,903.00 - £24,491.00
Closing date
How to apply
Applicants to go to or telephone 0151 233 3003.Please quote reference LCC02687 in all enquiries.

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