An enthusiastic Fair Trading Officer is required to join the Trading Standards Team.
For an informal discussion, please contact Jim Whitelegg, Regulatory Services Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 292438.
About the role
We are looking to recruit a Fair Trading Officer to undertake a range of Trading Standards duties to secure a fair and safe trading environment. This is achieved through advice, investigation of complaints and enforcement of statutory criminal and civil provisions to ensure that the public are not put at risk from the sale and/or use of unsafe or dangerous products and to ensure their economic wellbeing is maintained by protecting them from illegal or unfair trading practices.
Some of the work the team has been involved with recently includes tackling illicit and counterfeit tobacco/alcohol and cold calling scams.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.