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Welcome to Ashford Borough Council – Port Health Authority in Kent. As a result of EU Transition a new exciting opportunity has arisen for Ashford Borough Council. Our brand new Inland Border Facility ensures that the 124,000 food imports per year coming into the UK via Eurotunnel meet the UK’s requirements for food safety. We are based at the brand new Border Control Post (BCP) building based at Sevington in Ashford, Kent. The BCP building will be located at one of largest Inland Border Facility sites in the UK.

With our new innovative and diverse Port Health Authority Team, we will be responsible for delivering Port Health Controls. This will include carrying out documentation checks and physically examining foods. The Port health Team will be safeguarding the consumer from imported infectious diseases and ensuring food safety and hygiene standards are in place.

Working in a busy environment no two days will be the same as the site will be operating at the Border Control Post 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our new Port Health team have a varied working background all working together to achieve the same goal – protecting our borders.

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