- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary £32,027.00 - £37,082.00 gross per year
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy Community Protection Service. As a qualified Trading Standards Officer you will contribute to the effective delivery of Trading Standards services to all customers by carrying out the full range of operational Trading Standards activities to protect public health and safety, prevent illegal trading practices, promote consumer protection, and deliver effective advice and education services.
You will be responsible for exercising powers and discharging duties effectively to ensure that service delivery meets relevant local and national standards, with priority focus being given to statutory responsibilities and service priorities based upon direction from national regulators. In addition, you will work to continuously improve service delivery and performance of the Trading Standards team, keeping up to date with the latest legislative and technical developments in the Trading Standards field, liaising with a range of key stakeholders to maximise the effectiveness of programmes of enforcement work, and contributing to the development of continually improving services through input to the service planning process.
Applicants should possess excellent communication skills at all levels, an ability to work effectively on their own initiative, and also be able to support the wider performance of the Trading Standards team through a culture of team work and flexibility in order to support the overall success of the Council. Community Protection is committed to providing high quality services and therefore actively promotes staff training and development. You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills in one or more trading standards specialisms.
You must be a qualified Trading Standards Officer holding the Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS) or equivalent, and possess a full current driving licence.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Sandra McLean, Team Leader – Trading Standards, on 0141 777 3311 ext. 3816.
PVG / Disclosure Scotland Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.
In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.
Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.
The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.
Charter of Commitment The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:
• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.
• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.
• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.
• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.
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