Intelligence Officer

Stafford, Staffordshire
£32,234.00 - £36,922.00 per annum
29 Oct 2020
23 Nov 2020
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Trading Standards - Intelligence Officer 

Salary: (Grade 9) £32,234 - £36,922 per annum

37 hours per week – Permanent

Our vision at Staffordshire County Council is for a connected Staffordshire, where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.  Staffordshire Trading Standards is looking to recruit an Intelligence Officer to support the team in protecting Staffordshire’s consumers and promoting a safe and fair-trading environment across Staffordshire.

The successful applicant will be a highly motivated individual and will be responsible to the Technical and Business Manager within our Trading Standards team. This is a new role and will be an integral part of the Trading Standards team ensuring that all decision making is intelligence led and team activity is focussed and co-ordinated to achieve maximum impact.

The right candidate will become the Service specialist for the Trading Standards Manager on Intelligence; championing and promoting its use in decision making by all managers and enforcement staff as part of the Trading Standards culture. The role requires a relevant intelligence qualification and we particularly welcome applications from those who have successfully completed an Intelligence Apprenticeship and/or can demonstrate recent experience working within an intelligence led Trading Standards team. 

A good understanding of the National Intelligence Model and its use within the trading standards environment will be important together with previous experience in processing intelligence with appropriate controls in place.

Excellent communication and networking skills will be essential in this role and experience in the production of intelligence products would also be of an advantage.

If you are a team player with a can-do attitude, share a passion for trading standards and would like the opportunity to shape this new role, please see the job description for further details.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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Closing Date: Monday 23rd November 2020

For more information about the role please contact:

Mark Wilson: telephone (01782) 297004 or email:

Tony Shore: telephone (01785) 277870 or e mail:

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts