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Trading Standards Officer

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £33,782 to £36,922
Location: Wallasey South Annexe
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 12/14/2020
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Reference: 0000032624

Description

 

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 either a Trading Standards Officer or an Assistant Trading Standards Officer, dependent upon their qualifications, competencies and enforcement experience. If you want to apply for the Assistant role, please use our other advert for this.

 

The post holder will be required to carry out a range of statutory trading standards enforcement duties depending upon their qualifications and competency.


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.

 

Applicants must have recent enforcement experience, a good absence record and willing to work outside normal office hours. 


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. 

 

Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

 

Interviews are planned for 18th December 2020

 

This post is politically restricted at Enhanced Child level

 

 

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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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Contacts
Contact 1
Contact Name: Gill Vicary
Telephone: 0151 691 8377
Email Address: gillvicary@wirral.gov.uk

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