Senior/ Trading Standards Officer
Are you a qualified Trading Standards Officer looking for new challenges? Or are you looking to start out on your work journey or change your current career path? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting and rare opportunity available to join our Trading Standards team.
In the last year our Trading Standards Team has made some very significant progress;
- They removed nearly 2500 unsafe items from the marketplace.
- They seized nealy 450,000 illiit cigarettes 50kg of illicit hand rolling tobacco
- Prosecuted a fast-fit centre for supplying an unsafe car after it was returned with defective brakes
- We had contact with over 220 scam victims
- Supporting and providing complex and bespoke advice to prospering Lincolnshire Businesses
We are interested in receiving applications from people who are persistent, determined, patient, thorough, pay attention to detail and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Needless to say you will need to be an excellent communicator, have a professional yet personable manner and be extremely self-aware.
Ideally applicants will hold a professional qualification such as the Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards, however we will accept applications from those with a good grasp of mathematics, english and science and the drive, ability and commitment to complete both the academic and practical coursework necessary to gain the recognised professional qualification. If you feel you can offer all of the above and more, then we can offer you fantastic training and a career for life. We can provide a full training package designed to take the right candidate from entry level through to becoming a fully rounded and qualified Trading Standards Professional.
This role is permanent and will be generally working office hours; however there will be times where unsociable hours will be required…Rogue Traders don’t always stick to 9-5! Due to the nature of the role a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle will be essential. The succesful applicant will need to undergo Police vetting.
If this sounds like something that you would enjoy then be sure to read through the attached Job Description before applying…we look forward to hearing from you.
For an informal discussion please contact Emma Milligan 0n 07766072488 or Mark Keal on: 07500074526.
At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions, all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues. We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.
Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.