Senior Trading Standards Officer
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Closed for applications on 31/08/2018 12:00
£35,229 to £37,101 per annum
Environmental Health / Trading Standards
Belmont House, Guisborough
“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, Neighbourhoods 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.
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 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.
The post will undertake work aimed primarily at making the most of CACS notifications & referrals to generate work, line-managing the Tobacco & Alcohol project, 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.
The team sits alongside environmental health and housing colleagues to make up the Health Protection & Healthcare Quality Service who are part of the Public Health arm of the Adults & Communities Directorate within the local authority.
The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and 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.
This post is subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearances to ensure the Council is compliant with the Government’s requirements for Public Sector Network (PSN) Compliance. The criteria for a BPSS clearance includes applicants being required to satisfy the following the eligibility conditions of nationality/right to work and providing appropriate documentation to enable the Council to verify the identity of the applicant, their employment and/or academic history, and passing a criminal record (unspent convictions) check.
This job is closed for applications.