Senior Trading Standards Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 07/04/2019 23:59
Grade 8 (scp 37- 41) £33,136 - £37,107
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards
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Employment Location:
Jack Crawford House
Closing date:
7 Apr
Further Information

The Trading Standards team has an essential role in maintaining and developing Sunderland as a well-regulated, compliant and safe place to live, work, visit and do business, and we are now recruiting to a Senior Trading Standards Officer post within the team.

The successful applicant will have DTS or DCATS qualification preferably with the weights and measures module. With experience of conducting investigations and producing prosecution reports with an aptitude to forge relationships with businesses to promote responsible attitudes to the sale of tobacco and alcohol.

Once in position a broad range of Trading Standards investigations will be undertaken including acting as a responsible authority under the Licensing Act. The role will act as the service lead on the enforcement of age restricted products and will plan and deliver a range of interventions including surveillance and enforcement activities as well as the development of a responsible retailer scheme. A significant aspect will involve proactive work with businesses to promote responsible attitudes to age related sales and the development and delivery of training programmes with partner agencies in the night time economy to safeguard vulnerable patrons.

Excellent communication skills together with the ability to listen, negotiate, influence and work independently to complete the task are required.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Recruiting Manager Marion Dixon, Environmental Health Manager on 0191 561 1664

Applications should be made on-line at For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.