Trading Standards

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Trading Standards Enforcement Officer / Trading Standards Inspector

Trading Standards, Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport / Agile Working

Enforcement Officer: Grade 9 being £27,741 to £30,649 per annum. Inspector: Grade 10 being £31,094 to £33,790 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50047119

Closing Date: 04/02/2021

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type: Permanent


An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen in Trading Standards to join the team as a Trading Standards Inspector or Enforcement Officer (dependant on skills and qualifications). The work that Trading Standards carries out is varied and interesting with no two days ever the same.


You could be assisting a resident who has been subjected to a doorstep cold caller, investigating a complaint about counterfeit goods, conducting visits in connection of age restricted products, dealing with unsafe products through to animal health & welfare with farmed livestock.


You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player committed to delivering advice, inspections and enforcement to a high standard in a busy service. The role will involve investigating regulatory breaches, undertaking inspections, providing advice and assistance, undertaking project work and other interventions as directed. This could be through local, regional and national initiatives. Previous enforcement experience is required and knowledge of wider sanctions such as fraud and enforcement orders will be beneficial. You will need the ability to build a good rapport with businesses and consumers to be successful in this post. A willingness to undertake training is essential as development of staff is important to us to maintain competence.


We operate flexible working arrangements where agile working is encouraged and supported. A recognised qualification from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute including the DTS, DCA or DCATS or significant equivalent experience is necessary. For the post of Trading Standards Inspector, you will need to hold the statutory qualification to be an Inspector of Weights and Measures. A full driving licence and use of a car is essential. (Please note that due the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic all officers are currently working from home). 


For further information or an informal discussion please contact James Potter on 01983 823000.


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.