12 October 2023

Veterinary Inspector

About Company / Organization

NICS - Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA)

The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) supports the Assembly, the Executive and the institutions of government. It works to develop and implement government policies and helps deliver services to the public. This website advertises recruitment opportunities in all Northern Ireland Departments and in a number of other Northern Ireland public sector organisations.



0800 1 300 330

Job Description

Veterinary Inspector

Northern Ireland, UK

12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 27th October 2023.

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic veterinarians to join our veterinary team of over 150 vets in the Veterinary Service Animal Health Group (VSAHG).

Location: Throughout Northern Ireland
Reference: IRC296229

For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.org.uk

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 27th October 2023.

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


All queries can be directed to HRConnect by email to recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net
Telephone: 0800 1 300 330

The main purpose of the Veterinary Inspector is the implementation of policy in respect of the following:-
• Epizootic disease (for example highly pathogenic avian influenza)
• Enzootic disease (for example bovine tuberculosis)
• Animal welfare
• Public health
• Import controls
• International trade
• Zoonotic disease (for example salmonella)

2. The key objectives for the role include delivering programmes and official controls in Northern Ireland which:
• Prevent, detect and eradicate epizootic disease
• Control and eradicate enzootic disease
• Promote, protect and maintain acceptable animal welfare standards
• Protect public health and ensure food safety of animal products (on
behalf of the Food Standards Agency)
• Deliver import controls on animals and animal products
• Facilitate and regulate international trade through export health controls
and certification
• Prevent, detect and control zoonotic disease

Salary: £40,300 - £43,191 (under review)