Lead Trading Standards Officer

Trading Standards, Old Budbrooke Road, Warwick, CV35 7DP
£35,229 - £37,107
04 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019
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The Role

An opportunity has arisen for the right individual to join Warwickshire County Council’s highly regarded and successful Trading Standards Service. 
The successful candidate will have post-qualification experience of managing a varied caseload across a broad range of trading standards legislation. This will include complex investigations and proactive enforcement projects, along with the provision of consumer and business advice. 
Warwickshire is a diverse county and includes both rural and urban areas. This leads to a broad range of trading standards enforcement work from doorstep crime, rogue trading and scams, food fraud and illicit sales of tobacco, to product safety, weights and measures, petroleum/explosives licensing and animal health and welfare and feed work. 
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service is located on the outskirts of Warwick and has its own free parking. A Flextime Scheme is in place. 

As a minimum, applicants must be qualified in at least four areas of trading standards work. There is no stipulation as to which areas but the emphasis is on finding a candidate with the right balance of initiative, flexibility, good work ethic and sound judgement along with a commitment to provide an excellent service to Warwickshire’s residents and businesses. The Job Description and Person Specification describes the requirements of the role. 

37.0 Hours per Week

Key Requirements

Recent experience of conducting complex criminal investigations, collecting evidence and producing reports for Court is essential. 
Extensive experience in planning, delivering and reporting on complex projects is important, including managing the project resources and budget. 
Experience of conducting business inspections, investigating consumer complaints, providing business advice and taking formal samples. 
You will need advanced communication skills sufficient to represent the service to a wide range of stakeholders. 
You should also be willing to work on weekends, early mornings or late evenings, when required.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For an informal discussion please contact David Hedger, Team Manager, on 01926 414073 or email davidhedger@warwickshire.gov.uk

Please return your completed application form to Elizabeth Quinn, Trading Standards, Old Budbrooke Road, Warwick, CV35 7DP or Email to: elizabethquinn@warwickshire.gov.uk 

Closing Date: February 20th 2019

Interview Date: March 8th 2019

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to access the application form please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. 

Supporting documents
Job Description
Equality Form
Application Form