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Trading Standards Officer

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/21/148499
  • Published: Mon 19/04/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,782 to £36,922
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Merseyside

Grade PO4

36 hours per week

 

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

 

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

 

A vacancy has arisen within the Trading Standards Service. The successful candidate would be appointed to the post of a Trading Standards Officer.

Wirral is a fantastic place to live, work and visit. We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best. We want people who are driven, unstoppable, and ready to deliver.

 

To be appointed to the post of a Trading Standards Officer, the post holder will be required to carry out the full range of statutory trading standards enforcement duties, depending on qualifications and competency, in relation to metrology, food standards, intellectual property, fair trading law, consumer product safety, credit, feeding stuffs and fertilisers, door step crime and underage sales.

The post holder will work within a generic team carrying out inspections, projects, and investigations into complex and serious breaches of trading standards legislation. Identify legal contraventions and select, recommend and execute appropriate enforcement activity based on assessed risk. The post holder will have sole responsibility for undertaking this work and the duties will include presenting solutions to bring a resolution to complex issues.

The post holder will be required to comply with the training, qualifications and competence requirements and they must hold one of the following qualifications.

Professional CTSI qualification Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS) or Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS) or Higher Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (HDCATS) or Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma (TSPD) or equivalent and a university degree. Legal Metrology and Food Standards modules are essential for this role. 

 

Applications returnable by 14 May 2021. Interviews are planned for  20 May 2021.

 

This post is subject to Enhanced Child Level DBS check.

 

Should you wish to discuss informally, please contact Gill Vicary on 0151 691 8377 or 07796 696 189 or email gillvicary@wirral.gov.uk.

 

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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

 

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

 

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

 

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

 

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.

 

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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/21/148499
  • Published: Mon 19/04/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,782 to £36,922
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Merseyside

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