Eville & Jones provides veterinary, compliance and public health solutions to the food industry. Our UK wide team of over 900 professionals work with government to safeguard animal welfare within abattoirs and ensure that meat is safe to enter the food chain. We are also the country's largest provider of EHC services to the private sector, enabling the export of Products of Animal Origin.
This is a varied role and some of your duties will be as below:
Assessment of food chain information.
Conducting ante-mortem inspection of animals for slaughter.
Verification of animal welfare compliance.
Conducting post mortem inspection and health marking.
Verification of slaughter hygiene standards, FBO traceability systems and food safety management systems.
Assessment of and decision making in relation to food chain information, live animals, animal welfare and meat.
Verify that the FBO complies with legislative requirements through their own food safety management procedures.
As an Official Veterinarian you will be responsible for the technical leadership and performance of the plant inspection team by, providing appropriate advice, coaching, support, and ensuring technical compliance through supervision of tasks.
You’ll need to establish and maintain productive working relationships with the FSA, plant FBOs and other stakeholders (other Government Departments, Local Authorities, etc). This means someone who is an effective and confident communicator, able to build good working relationships and sort out issues as they arise.
You’ll need to be able to write up detailed reports and understand legislative issues so that you can make effective decisions when required.
Difficult situations will arise occasionally as part of the job and you’ll need to be the sort of person with the necessary diplomatic and communication skills to sort these out.
Eville and Jones are seeking Official Veterinarians who want to start a career in the UK. If you have a degree in veterinary sciences and are looking to work within animal welfare and UK food safety, we would love to hear from you!
We have vacancies across the UK and offer several routes to help you become RCVS registered and reach the required IELTS level, with a bespoke English tuition programme and cover for your visa sponsorship and fees. Our unbeatable employment packages also include:
Excellent starting salary with enhancement opportunities
Full training and OV course with Bristol University
Initial temporary paid accommodation for the induction
A company car
Company laptop and phone
A dedicated onboarding partner to support your journey to the UK