Senior Consumer Protection Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/09/2019 23:59
Grade 5 (SCP 17-22) £23,836 - £26,317
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
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Employment Location:
Jack Crawford House
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Closing date:
20 Sep
Further Information

Now is an exciting time to join our rapidly growing Trading Standards team in Sunderland City Council. We are working hard on our commitment to deliver a modern consumer protection service that focuses on using resources in an efficient and targeted way. We are striving to ensure Sunderland is a compliant and safe place in which to live, work, visit and do business. As part of this, we are looking for a keen and forward-thinking individual to fill the role of Senior Consumer Protection Officer.

The successful applicant will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and demonstrable experience of criminal law enforcement in a comparable public sector organisation. They will have the personal skills needed for successful proactive engagement with businesses, consumers and partner agencies and able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team. Experience in conducting investigations and compiling prosecution reports is expected and a solid understanding of the regulatory framework that Trading Standards must operate within (e.g RIPA, PACE and CPIA) is advantageous.

This post will focus heavily on delivery of a project relating to alcohol and tobacco legislation in conjunction with partner agencies. This will include working closely with retailers across the City to promote ‘responsible retailing’ as well as enforcing non-compliance. Some work outside of office hours in the night time economy will be essential.

Other duties will include the full range of Trading Standards work in the areas of fair trading, product safety and animal health.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and 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 Laura Brooks, Principal Trading Standards Officer on 0191 561 1607 or by email to laura.brooks@sunderland.gov.uk.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk 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.

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This job is closed for applications.