Technical Support Officer (Public Sector)

Job Description

Technical Support Officer (Public Sector)

Are you looking for a Technical Support Officer role? Interested in working for a Public Sector organisation?

VANRATH are assisting a major Public Sector organisation with the recruitment of a Technical Support Officer in Belfast. The role will initially run for around 6 months, with this highly likely to be extended, this proves to be a great opportunity.

£16.12 per hour + Fantastic Public Sector Benefits. This role will include Nights & Weekends


  • To protect public and animal health by applying checks in accordance with UK, NI and EU legislation.
  • To be responsible for dealing with general Port Health emails and taking relevant actions which can involve a wide range of responses including, but not restricted to, calling containers for examination, making decisions on whether to release a container from hold or to refer to an EHO.
  • To be responsible for handling telephone calls from agents, importers, shipping lines and other agencies and dealing with all enquiries where appropriate, referring calls to the EHOs or other agencies as necessary.
  • Under the supervision of the EHOs, code manifests for all vessels arriving at PoB and apply documentary holds on containers (as required) for identity checks, physical examination and sampling checks, fish identity checks and to identify containers that require further clarification.
  • To carry out manifest and ID checks on low-risk products and the preliminary ID checks on high-risk products under the supervision of an EHO and advise as required on any irregularities, and if required, follow up with the agent or importer to obtain further information.
  • To perform documentary and seal checks on consignments at the ferry terminal ensuring the quick release of driver accompanied trailers that do not require routing to the inspection facility for a physical or enhanced ID check.
  • To assist the EHO or other officers as required with physical checks and support them in the sampling of high risk foodstuffs.

The Ideal Person

  • Hold a third level qualification in a relevant subject such as food science; food technology; business/retail management; logistics and supply chain management; quality management or equivalent relevant qualification.


  • Possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a have a car available for official business use, or, access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the post in full

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.