Official Veterinarian/ Veterinary Meat Hygiene Inspection
Official Veterinarian/ Veterinary Meat Hygiene Inspection
Eville & Jones
Official Veterinarian/ Veterinary Meat Hygiene Inspection

Official Veterinarian/ Veterinary Meat Hygiene InspectionEville & Jones

Requirements for candidates

While no experience is necessary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Native English speakers or IELTS level 5 - 7 for overseas applicants – OV
• Native English speakers or IELTS level 4 or higher for overseas applicants – VMHI
• Veterinary degree
• Registration with RCVS or eligibility to register – OV
• Category B driving licence

Job description

While no experience is necessary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Native English speakers or IELTS level 5 - 7 for overseas applicants – OV
• Native English speakers or IELTS level 4 or higher for overseas applicants – VMHI
• Veterinary degree
• Registration with RCVS or eligibility to register – OV
• Category B driving licence

Responsibilities

As an Official Veterinarian you will be responsible for the technical leadership and performance of the Eville & Jones onsite inspection team. Key responsibilities will include:

• Assessment of and decision making in relation to food chain information, live animals, animal welfare and meat
• Assessment of food chain information
• Verification of animal welfare compliance
• Verification of slaughter hygiene standards, Food Business Operator traceability systems and food safety management systems


As a Veterinary Meat Hygiene Inspector, you’ll work in a slaughterhouse or meat processing plant and ensure that all meat is being produced safely and in accordance with relevant laws.
• Conducting ante-mortem inspection of animals for slaughter
• Conducting post-mortem inspection and health marking
• Verification of animal welfare compliance

What we offer

We are looking for Official Veterinarians (OV) and Veterinary Meat Hygiene Inspectors (VMHI) to work in a number of locations across the UK. The OV role offers a base salary £30,000 a year while the VMHI salary is up to £26,000 commensurate with experience. Both positions offer an excellent range of benefits, including:

• Company car or access to car lease scheme
• Laptop (OV only)
• Mobile phone
• Registration with Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Why apply?

The opportunity to work for Europe’s largest independent provider of official veterinary inspection services, together with a highly competitive salary and benefits package makes this an exciting opportunity for anyone considering starting a new life and developing their career in the UK. As an organisation whose core values include ‘taking responsibility’ and ‘supporting each other’ we are committed to fully assisting new members of our team throughout the recruitment and onboarding process.

For more information about a career as an OV or VHMI and how we will help you settle into a new life in the UK, please visit the following pages:
eandj.co.uk/jobs/official-veterinarian-ov/
eandj.co.uk/jobs/veterinary-meat-hygiene-inspector/