Fair Trading Officer (Intellectual Property)
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£24,491 to £25,481 pa
Environmental Health / Trading Standards / Licensing
“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 four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Public Health and Environment. 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 and prosperity. 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.
The Trading Standards Service of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council enforces a diverse mix of legislation aimed at protecting consumers and legitimate traders.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and suitably skilled individual to join the team, on a three year fixed term contract, enforcing in areas of Fair Trading (Intellectual Property) and other Trading Standards legislative areas including Proceeds of Crime investigations and proceedings.
The successful applicant will provide operational support in the form of enforcement, investigation and enhancement of intelligence in areas of acquisitive crime including intellectual property law and other legislation where we can make the most of the Proceeds of Crime Act and recover illicit earnings from illegitimate businesses and individuals.
Enforcement experience within Trading Standards and Financial Investigation Officer accreditation with the National Crime Agency would be advantageous. 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 enforcement. Other essential qualities will include excellent 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 applicant.
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.