Meat Hygiene Inspector

South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands
Starting at £30,203 per annum
13 Nov 2018
13 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Advert for Meat Hygiene Inspector

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands benefits from unique wildlife, low crime rates, the absence of traffic jams, a varied social calendar and the close proximity of South America as a holiday destination.

The Post

An exciting opportunity exists to work for the Falkland Islands Government, Department of Agriculture as a Meat Hygiene Inspector in the Islands’ EU approved abattoir for the busy summer season (January 2019 – April 2019)

Working hours are generally 06.45 until 16.00 in a small abattoir that slaughters sheep, beef and pigs. The majority of kill will be sheep, up to 1000 a day.  

The Person

Applicants should hold a Meat Hygiene Inspector qualification from the Royal Society of Health or equivalent and have some years’ experience of working in a European Union approved abattoir as you will be the only MHI on the line. Assistance will be provided by the OV.

The Package

In return for this unique opportunity there is a basic salary starting at £30,203 per annum. Starting salary is dependent on previous experience and qualifications and is paid on a monthly pro-rata basis. A flight to and from the Islands on the start and end of the contact is provided by the Falkland Islands Government as well as shared accommodation with the seasonal Official Veterinarian.

How to Apply

If you recognise yourself in this description, have a sense of adventure and a true desire to make a difference, this is the job for you! For more information and to apply online, please visit our recruitment website:

To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the Senior Veterinary Officer, Steve Pointing, by emailing  or by calling: +500 27366.

Applications close at 20.00 UK time, 3 December 2018.

If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link

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