Senior Trading Standards Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
06/06/2021 23:59
Employment Location:
Cambourne (Cambridgeshire) or Peterborough
£35,745 - £39,880
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
6 Jun
Further Information

We are looking to recruit a full time Senior Trading Standards Officer to join the Business Compliance Team, leading on 2 subject areas for the Service. Ideally this would include at least one of the following: Weights and Measures, Feed or Petroleum Licensing and enforcement.

As the subject lead you will be expected to maintain a high level of knowledge in your specialist fields, guiding other officers and keeping up to date with legislative changes, as well as monitoring developments, opportunities and threats in the field. Depending on the subject areas you specialise in, there may be the opportunity to be involved in offering Primary Authority advice to our clients.

You will develop the inspection plans for your specialisms, allocating inspections, as well as overseeing and undertaking these yourself to ensure our statutory duties, including the submission of annual returns are met.

You will also contribute to the completion of inspection plans in other subject matter areas, which may include Weights and Measures, Feed, Food, Animal Health and Explosives and Petrol Licensing (or a combination of these), depending on your areas of expertise. There may also be the opportunity to get involved in some Fair Trading and Product Safety work if you have a particular interest in this.

Whilst for some subject matter areas we are able to allocate officers a ‘patch’ to cover in terms of inspections, it may be necessary for you to carry out inspection work across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Rutland. Our officers have autonomy in terms of managing their work and it will be for you to ensure all your inspections are completed within the year.

For a number of years we have embraced home working, and though we are very much looking forward to bringing teams back together after the Covid restrictions lift, we anticipate that home working will continue be part of our working pattern going forward.

To find out more about the job and who we are looking for please view the Job Description and Person Spec (hyperlink to the attached)

If you think this might be the right opportunity for you but want to find out a bit more, please contact Catherine Pawson, Head of Operations, Trading Standards on 07770 316544 or Hilary Gilbert, Business Compliance Manager on 07920 160718.

Interviews to take place: w/c 21 June 2021

Please note, applications from candidates who do not have a Trading Standards qualification will not be considered.