Border Control Inspector – Plant & Bee Health

Hull & Immingham
£24,918 to £26,584
20 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Pride in the work

If there is one characteristic that marks us out at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), it is pride. We are proud to use our professionalism and expertise to safeguard animal and plant health across the UK for the benefit of the environment, the economy and the millions of people who live here. Join us and you will be part of a diverse team of over 2,000 skilled and committed professionals who share this inspiring goal. Together, we protect endangered wildlife, conduct research into bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases and vaccines, facilitate the international trade in animals, identify and control endemic and exotic diseases, and manage a programme of bee inspections, diagnostics, research, training, and so much more.

Border Control Inspector – Plant & Bee Health
£24,918 to £26,584 | Killingholme, Hull & Immingham
Border Control Post

In this role, you’ll carry out physical inspections of plants, planting material and produce at our Border Control Point (BCP) to make sure harmful organisms (HOs) don’t enter Great Britain from other countries. You’ll prohibit certain quarantine pests in line with Plant Health regulations, and carry out documentary and ID checks on import applications. On top of plant health controls, you’ll also conduct certification inspections on fresh produce for human consumption. This is vital work, which you’ll carry out in shifts under the guidance of your team leader and an HEO Plant Health Seed inspector.

About you

We’re looking for someone with good planning and organisational skills who can meet targets, re-prioritise work, and collaborate in a high-pressure environment. In addition, you’ll need to be:

  • educated to GCSE level with grade C/4 in English, maths and a science
  • committed to training and continued development
  • able to take part in a shift rota to cover 24/7 operations, 365 days a year
  • able to communicate complex issues clearly
  • fully IT literate
  • adherent to all APHA and BCP safety policies


Join us and you’ll receive full training in Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) procedures, allowing you to act as an expert witness and to further develop your professional skills.

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Closing date for both posts: 29 July 2021.