Consumer Protection Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/03/2019 23:59
£24,657 to £28,221 Grade 8
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Annand House Meadowfield-however, you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham
Post Number:
Closing date:
17 Mar
Further Information


We are looking for a dedicated investigator to join our busy team of trading standards staff, as a Consumer Protection Officer.

This role will involve the enforcement of the full range of trading standards legislation, including giving advice to businesses, deal with complaints, investigate rogue trading and take enforcement action, including giving evidence in court when required.

You will need excellent communication skills, be a team player able to work with a range of partners, and be able to plan and carry out your own workload.

Essential qualifications:
HNC / NVQ level 4 or equivalent in a relevant subject

Due to the requirement to drive a County Council vehicle in this role, appointment will be subject to the production of a valid driving licence for the required category of vehicle and the satisfactory completion of an in-house Driver Induction Assessment

For further information about the post please contact: Laura Brooks, Team Leader Tel: 03000 260 918 or email

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on telephone no. 03000 268119 / 264223 / 268153 or email

It is anticipated interviews will be held on Monday 1st / Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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

Please note
This job is closed for applications.