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Senior Trading Standards Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 23:59
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Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
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Employment Location:
West Hartford Fire Station and H.Q.
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Sep

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Senior Trading Standards Officer

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

Who is NCC?
World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

The Service
Trading Standards and Animal Health forms part of the wider remit of the Business Compliance and Public Safety Unit. In turn, this sits within the Council’s Housing and Public Protection Service. Whilst operationally managed by as a single team and integrated working is encouraged, Trading Standards and Animal Health are two separate functions with their own dedicated officers, each led by a Senior Trading Standards Officer.

The Role
A rare opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join an established Trading Standards team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is already experienced in line management of others or has the right qualities for that next stage of their career. The remit of this post is dedicated to line managing a team of Trading Standards and Fair Trading Officers responsible for Fair Trading, Product Safety, Metrology, Food Standards and Consumer Advice based work.

The successful candidate will represent the Council at relevant regional forums and as part of a flexible service delivery model, is expected to work closely with the Senior Trading Standards Officer responsible for Animal Health and feed delivery project work

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £37,890 - £41,881
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

Essential requirements
Essential criteria for the post includes a Diploma in Trading Standards (or a recognised equivalent) which must include Metrology. A Food Standards qualification is also advantageous or if not already held, a willingness to achieve it is expected. A commitment to CPPD in all elements of work is also required.

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification. Interviews to be held at Northumberland West Hartford Fire Station and HQ and will take place on 22nd September 2021

If you think you have the personal skills and general enforcement experience that lays the right foundation to flourish in this role, we would love to hear from you! For an informal chat please contact Laura Brooks, Trading Standards and Animal Health Manager on 01670 623705.

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 16th September2021.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous.
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please email let a member of the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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