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Meat Hygiene Inspector
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 410/21/164150
  • Published: Wed 08/09/2021, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 22/09/2021, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £31k - £35k plus flights
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Meat Hygiene Inspector

An exciting opportunity exists to work for the Falkland Islands Government, Department of Natural Resources as a Meat Hygiene Inspector (MHI) in the Islands’ EU approved abattoir for the 21/22 export season. The season is anticipated to run from November 2021 to May 2022 but the working period can be flexible.

The Role

The role will primarily involve performing post mortem inspection of cattle and sheep on a daily basis as well as undertaking some more supervisory and regulatory duties within the abattoir and Department of Natural Resources, supported by the Department and Official Veterinarian. 

The Person

Applicants should hold a Certificate in Meat Hygiene Inspection from the Royal Society of Health (or equivalent) and have at least three years’ practical experience of working in a European Union approved abattoir with the ability to work well under pressure as you will be the only MHI on the line.

  • Fixed Term Contract from November 2021 to May 2022.
  • Starting Salary - £31,577 up to £35,133 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £38,998.
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave ([pro-rated for part months) plus 11 government and public holidays (which fall during this appointment).
  • Flights Package at the beginning and end of contract.
  • Government Housing and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page.

For further information regarding the position please contact Zoe Fowler, Veterinary Officer by emailing or by calling (+500) 27366.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.  Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 22 September 2021

Shortlisting - 24 September 2021

Interviews commencing from - 29 September 2021

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.

As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!

The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.