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INTRODUCTION TO EVILLE & JONES AND THE GREAT BRITAIN MEAT INDUSTRY • Bologna • 15 -9 -17 • Michele Gallo
UNITED KINGDOM GREAT BRITAIN • England • Scotland • Wales • Northern Ireland
Meat Inspection System in Great Britain • The British Government through the Food Standards Agency subcontracts veterinary companies to carry out the meat inspection • The meat industry pays FSA the inspection fees, and the FSA pays the veterinary companies although most slaughterhouses have considerable discounts and the Government pays a significant percentage of the costs
Food Standards Agency • The work available in slaughterhouses and cutting plants is assigned through a tender process carried out every 3 years with possibility of extension to 5. • The decision to award the contracts on the last tender was based on quality (70%) and price (30%). • In the last tender in 2017, Eville & Jones was given the whole of England Wales. • FSA carries out several audits of contractors to ensure the standard of services
Eville & Jones • Eville & Jones is the Europe’s largest provider of private veterinary inspection services in fresh meat premises. • Our employees carry out official controls in fresh meat premises: slaughterhouses, cutting plants, catering butchers and co-located cold stores, covering over 90% of the British meat industry.
Eville & Jones Head office in Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eville & Jones • Employs over 450 veterinarians from 18 different countries • Veterinary meat hygiene specialists • Meat inspection in fresh meat premises - UK, Australia and Spain • Animal Health Controls • Portal OV – Gatwick, Southampton, East Midlands • Vaccination clinics • International Consultancy, Colombia.
What makes us different? • 1 st company to specialise in Veterinary meat hygiene • 1 st company to recruit Veterinarians from overseas • 1 st company to operate nationwide • Accreditation system: Investors in People, ISO systems and many more • Family atmosphere • Professional attitude • Strong enforcement approach • Considered number one provider of service All Still True Today - Long May it Continue
Eville & Jones’ Management Team Chairmen Rob Jones Pete Eville Managing Directors Jason Aldiss Juan Avila Head of Operations National Veterinary Manager Jon Stanford Iria Noguerol
Eville & Jones Management Team: - 12 Area Veterinary Managers OVs - 12 Deputy AVMs Assisting AVM - 6 Area Resource Managers MHIs and PIAs
Official Controls- Team • Official Veterinarian (OV): –Technical team leader –Usually one per slaughterhouse –Enforcement responsibility • Meat Hygiene Inspector (MHI)/ Official Auxiliary (OA): –Number of MHI depends on: 1. Speed of the line 2. Throughput
The Meat Hygiene Inspector - skills Working as a Meat Hygiene Inspector or Official Auxiliary requires specific skills and agility. You must be observant, have a good attention to detail and be assertive but fair. This job requires early starts, flexible hours and sometimes challenging environments. Full training is provided for inspection and other controls but you must be willing to take on the challenge!
Requirements to work as OV To become an OV it is necessary to: • be a full member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons • hold the appropriate Official Controls Qualification (Veterinary) • be appointed to act as an OV- completion of a University course and paid for by Eville & Jones) (organised OV duties will cover a range of controls in the plant: ante-mortem, inspection team, sampling, exports, HACCP, SRM, storage and transport…
Other opportunities - Vaccination clinic • Vaccination clinics provide low cost veterinary services mainly in pet shops throughout the country (50 and growing). • Fully qualified vets attend the clinics to provide full health checks. • No appointment is necessary, clinics are organised mainly in the afternoon lasting from 2 to 5 hours, depending on demand. • These clinics can be covered as part of your OV/ MHI work or you could choose to be solely dedicated to the clinics (generally with export work during mornings).
How to apply for a Job • Send us a cover letter and your most updated CV to michele. [email protected] co. uk • You can also find more information on our website http: //www. eandj. co. uk/ • Should your CV be approved during the sifting process, we will contact you in order to arrange an interview. • As we interview people from several different countries the interviews are mostly done via Skype and at any time that suits you. • Should your interview be successful we will contact you within the next 48 hours. • Terms and Conditions will be sending by email. • We have positions available throughout England Wales. We will take into consideration your preferences should you have any.
Candidate Requirements • Good standard of written and spoken English. • Strong personality. • Open minded to changes and flexibility. • Full current car driving licence and driving experience, minimum of 6 months. • Computer skills. • Commitment for at least nine months with the company.
Recruitment RCVS registration (general for EU nationals): 1. Completed Initial Enquiry Form for EU Graduates (This can be downloaded from the RCVS page). 2. A photocopy of the identifying page and outside front cover of your valid passport or your EU identity card; or evidence that you are a Community rights entitled person. 3. An A 4 photocopy of your formal EU veterinary qualification certificate as issued by the university in its original language, and also a certified English translation where necessary. 4. Payment in full of your initial registration fee. 5. A letter or certificate of good standing (evidence of your good character).
Training Period • If you have no experience: full training is provided (usually for MHI, 1 week of theory and 3 or 4 for practical training). • Accommodation is provided during training and mileage is paid for. • Subsistence allowance: o o £ 5 per day during theoretical training in Leeds (lunch provided) £ 10 per day during the practical training
Conditions Of Employment as VMHI • MHIs • Your rate of pay will be £ 9. 50 per hour before income tax deductions, increasing to £ 10. 00 per hour after six months service and £ 10. 25 per hour after 12 months service. After income tax and national insurance contributions, this equates per year, based on a 40 hour working week, to: v£ 9. 50 per hour equates to £ 19, 760 per year (before tax deductions of 15. 8%) v£ 10. 00 per hour equates to £ 20, 800 per year (before tax deductions of 16. 5%) v£ 10. 25 per hour equates to £ 21, 320 per year (before tax deductions of 16. 9%) • You will be guaranteed 35 hours per week. Your salary will be paid on a four weekly basis. • i. e. 40 hours a week with a rate of £ 9. 50 per hour, it will be £ 19. 750 a year before taxes.
Conditions Of Employment as VMHI • £ 300 to help with accommodation in the first month of work • Company car • Mobile phone • Help to open a bank account • Equipment provided: coats, overalls, boots, helmet, knives. . .
OV Course • OV Course lasts 3 weeks • Glasgow and Bristol Universities run at least two courses per year • Course fee (£ 3, 000) and accommodation are arranged and fully covered by the company • NOV training is co-ordinated by experienced tutors
Conditions Of Employment – NOV/OV • £ 25, 500 starting salary • £ 1, 000 increase upon completion of NOV assessment within 12 months • £ 500 increase at 18 months after completion of the OV course • £ 500 increase at 24 months after completion of the OV course • Any further increases are subject to performance • 28 days holiday per year (including bank and public holidays) • Company car (own car £ 1, 500 per year allowance) • Equipment provided: coats, overalls, boots, helmet, probe • Mobile phone • Laptop