Senior Trading Standards Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/04/2021 12:00
£36,922 to £38,890 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Belmont House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Apr
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate, consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life, prosperity and the environment. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is committed to working with our local communities and businesses to promote a safe, fair and responsible trading environment, where legitimate businesses can thrive, and consumers have confidence in the goods and services they buy. Trading Standards have a key role in making this happen, and there is now an exciting opportunity to apply to join the team at Redcar & Cleveland.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and suitably skilled individual to join the team as a Senior Trading Standards Officer. We are looking to recruit an individual with a flair for finding crime and a determination to resolve issues. As a Senior Trading Standards Officer, you will also be able to demonstrate a management ability dovetailing your own workload with supporting junior staff in achieving their best.

Essential criteria for the post includes; a diploma in Trading Standards of equivalent and over 3yrs years’ experience in dealing with businesses and consumers and at least 2yrs of experience in directing and supporting the work of other officers.

The post will undertake work aimed primarily at making the most of CACS notifications & referrals to generate work, line-managing the Age-restricted work within the Team, and leading our activities for protecting vulnerable persons (No Cold Caller Homes and Banking Protocol work in particular).

The nature of the post will require a flexible approach to work including occasionally working outside what are regarded as normal hours. Preferably you can demonstrate recent experience in a management role within Trading Standards. Other essential qualities will include strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to deal firmly but fairly with people, and the ability to prioritise a demanding workload. Managing priorities and maintaining momentum will be key features for the successful applicants.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Erika Grunert on (01287) 612457.

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.