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Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben on the east coast of England, Felixstowe is a charming Edwardian seaside town with a vibrant town centre and a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests. see the Visit Suffolk website to find out more.

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe.  The port handles more than 4million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes approximately 2,000 ships each year, so it’s never dull, and never quiet.

Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority (SCPHA), part of East Suffolk Council is expanding! Our mission is the protection of public and animal health, carrying out a range of checks to ensure imported goods are safe for all of us in the UK.  We operate predominantly within the secure part of the Port of Felixstowe.

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video and hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Opportunities for training and development to enable you to build a great career with our organisation.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking.
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health & beauty and many other products and services
Current opportunities

See all vacancies at Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority below:

Role: Authorised Officer
Location: Harwich, Essex, United Kingdom
Salary: £26,421 – £28,770 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week, rotational shift pattern between 0630-2200, including weekends, attracting 14% shift allowance
Job type: Permanent 

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Role: Technical Specialist 
Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Salary: £46,464 – £50,512 per annum, plus 7% shift allowance* (Band 9)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Job type: Permanent

Click here to apply