Meat Hygiene Inspectors Newport - Wales

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£18,000-£28,000 - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 780 Date Posted: Thursday 15 Feb 2018
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Are you an ambitious Veterinary Surgeon looking to pursue a role here in the UK working as an Meat Hygiene Inspector (MHI) or Official Veterinarian (OV)?

We are looking for a number of Meat Hygiene Inspectors to help ensure processing plants and slaughterhouses follow safety and hygiene standards during food production across England and Wales. If you have a degree as a Veterinary Surgeon that will be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons here in the UK, then we have multiple opportunities for Vets looking to start out as a Meat Hygiene Inspectors.

Key Details:

  • Multiple positions to start ASAP
  • Hours of work: Monday-Friday 38-40 hours per week on average with no weekends or OOH  
  • Full training provided
  • Career development and progression available

Main Duties:

  • Inspecting live animals for signs of disease and to carry out post mortems on diseased animals
  • Checking animal welfare conditions and transportation conditions
  • Making sure unfit meat is destroyed and does not enter the food chain
  • Inspecting the carcasses on the line
  • You will report to the Area Resources Manager and Official Veterinarian


  • Training/induction period: 1 week theory + 4 weeks practise
  • Training is unpaid, however a training allowance of £70 per week is paid, and salary starts after 4th week of training regardless

The Person:

  • Excellent observation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to deal with a wide range of people or situations
  • The skill to keep accurate records and write reports to a high-standard


  • Salary: £18,000 - £28,000 per year DOE
  • Holiday: 20 days, plus 8 bank holidays per year
  • Car Allowance: Yes - provided and paid for by the company
  • Phone Allowance: You will also receive a company mobile phone
  • RCVS Registration:  Assistance with arranging the registration, fee to be paid by the candidate
  • Accommodation Allowance:  £300 - one off payment
  • Career Progression:  You can become an Official Veterinarian

Must haves:

  • Able to become RCVS registered
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Excellent communication skills

What happens next:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities:

T: 0333 014 7374      

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