Staffordshire County Council

Trading Standards Officer

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Salary: Grade 10: £37,890 - £41,881 per annum
30 Nov 2020
18 Jan 2021
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Trading Standards Officer 

Salary:  Grade 10: £37,890 - £41,881 per annum

1 Post - 37 hours per week – Permanent

Trading Standards Officer

Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Trading Standards Officer to join our high quality, professional Trading Standards team at Staffordshire County Council. You will be joining us at the start of a newly re-structured department that focusses on delivering the most effective service for Staffordshire residents and embraces intelligence led activity within a matrix working environment.

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

Trading Standards enforce a wide range of legislation relating to the supply and distribution of goods and services whilst providing consumer protection for the residents of Staffordshire with a focus on the most vulnerable to ensure they have a safe, healthy and financially secure environment.

We are looking for an experienced, Qualified, Trading Standards professional to help us protect residents and promote a safe and fair-trading environment across the County.  The successful candidates will provide the full range of core Trading Standards functions and be expected to contribute to the generation of income for the department. 

The successful candidate will be extremely self-motivated skilled in managing competing workloads and demands and have excellent communication skills. A knowledge of the IOM and use of intelligence to drive Trading Standards activity would be an advantage too. 

If you are a team player with a can-do attitude, share a passion for trading standards and would like the opportunity to join us and would like more information about the role please contact: Tony Shore: telephone (01785) 277870 or e mail:

Please note that some working outside of normal hours is expected and the postholder may be expected to share in a 24-hour emergency call-out rota

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.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

To apply for this post, click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: 18/01/2021
Interview Date: N/A

For more information about the role please contact:

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

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