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Trading Standards Officer

  • Location:

    Wirral

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £32.10 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Fellows

  • Contact email:

    jfellows@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ425751_1623080578

  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-07

  • Startdate:

    14/06/2021

Trading Standards Officer required for a fantastic contract based in Wirral

The Role

  • Undertake and/or supervise complex projects involving a range of stakeholders,
  • aimed at securing business compliance with all Trading Standards legislation
  • Prepare reports, undertake correspondence, conduct interviews, brief the Council
  • Solicitor, and when necessary, give evidence in Court.
  • Enforce all relevant legislation utilising a full range of enforcement powers from
  • an informal educative approach to formal legal proceedings as laid down in the
  • Division's Enforcement Policy.
  • Significant participation in project teams to deliver local and national health
  • promotion initiatives
  • Monitor performance and quality standards and ensure that Trading Standards
  • work complies with policy and procedures and the standards required in (the
  • local service level management agreement and in the sub-regional partnership
  • agreement).
  • Research, review, develop, consult on and implement policy and procedures for
  • Trading Standards to help the Council to achieve its objectives in relation to
  • Trading Standards, Including, production of management reports to identify
  • changes and trends.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge in relation to relevant Government initiatives,
  • guidance, changes in legislation and good practice
  • Work with other Council departments and external voluntary and statutory bodies
  • to identify any issues that require intervention through Trading Standards

The Requirements

  • Professional CTSI Trading Standards qualification (DTS/DCATS including Food and
  • Legal Metrology modules) or equivalent, plus a university degree.
  • Demonstrate the ability to represent the Trading Standards Service at meetings,
  • participating in the co-ordination or lead regional initiatives and projects with other
  • Local Authorities, professional bodies, or external organisations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to influence the
  • behaviour of others.
  • Knowledge of current and proposed Trading Standards legislation and statutory
  • guidance
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Enforcement Procedures and PACE.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare reports, undertake correspondence, conduct
  • interviews and collate case files for Legal Services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to investigate and undertake complex projects.
  • Have effective time management skills
  • An awareness and understanding of equality issues.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy
  • Demonstrate an ability to be an effective communicator at all levels
  • Out of office hours to meet the needs of the service

The Contract

  • 3 Months
  • £32.10 per hour (Paid via Umbrella Company - Rate Uplifted to cover charges)
  • Council based role


If interested please call Jack on 01772 428186 or email