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Certifying Officer

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Job summary

Food Standards Scotland is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. Food Standards Scotland is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact the Recruiting Manager named at the bottom of the advert.
Salary
£31266 - £35813
Location
Anywhere in Scotland
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
23 August 2021 at midnight
Reference
IRC88604E
Employment Type
Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open


Food Standards Scotland is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. Food Standards Scotland is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact the Recruiting Manager named at the bottom of the advert.

We are currently seeking applications for a Certifying Officer within Food Standard Scotland based within the Glasgow area. This is a 23 month fixed term and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Certifying Officers (COs) with a veterinary qualification will provide export certification for products of animal origin (POAO), primarily fish, fishery products and shellfish but other POAO may be required. This key front-line food and drink operational role will initially be based at hubs in Larkhall, Bellshill and Harthill, but other locations may become part of the network. 

Qualifications Required
Have or obtain within 2 months from appointment:
Veterinarian or Official Veterinarian and member of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Official Controls Qualification (Veterinary) panels – 
1. Essential Skills (OCQ(V) - ES) 
2. Exports General (OCQ(V) - EX) 
3. Product Exports (OCQ(V) - PX)

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Strong organisational skills, adaptable and able to deliver to agreed timescales and deadlines.
2. Excellent verbal (English) and written communication skills.
3. Ability to work well and lead a team as well as independently with minimum supervision to achieve objectives. 
4. Able to build professional relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) 
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date as well as a CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements.    

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.  

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Steve Lomas at steve.lomas@fss.scot .

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.  

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot


 

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