16 May 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 26th May 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). Veterinary Inspector REF: IRC293172 DEPARTMENT: Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) LOCATION: Throughout Northern Ireland Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which require the same eligibility criteria and have similar duties and responsibilities. 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 26th May 2023. As young people (people under the age of 35), people with a disability and people from minority ethnic communities are currently under-represented in NICS, we would particularly welcome applications from these groups. All queries can be directed to HRConnect by: Email: recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net Telephone: 0800 1 300 33 The Northern Ireland Civil Service is an Equal Opportunities Employer. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT

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

SALARY: £39,748 - £42,639 (under review)