Trading Standards Officer
Regulatory Services at Barnsley protect the health, safety and well-being of those who live, work in and visit the borough, enabling local businesses to comply with their regulatory responsibilities and protecting consumers in the Borough. The Trading Standards team at Barnsley have been heavily involved in the Covid 19 response since the pandemic began. Following a recruitment exercise, we can now start to return to more traditional Trading Standards core duties and need a Trading Standards Officer to join us for 12 months to help catch up with work in Trading Standards, particularly in key areas such as food standards, product safety, criminal fair trading and metrology.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
You will be part of a team of 3 TSOs sharing out investigations and conducting project work to ensure an even playing field for businesses. You will be part of the wider Trading Standards team, including Tobacco Control and may be asked to provide support in these areas and indeed the Covid 19 response if required.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need a Degree in Trading Standards (or equivalent) which includes the successful completion of modules/portfolios in Metrology, Food and or Agriculture/Feed. We will also expect you to bring to the role a commitment to work flexibly, and an appetite for engaging in professional development where required to conduct certain duties.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.