Trading Standards

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Trainee Trading Standards Inspector Ref: 50067015

Jubilee Stores, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2EH / Agile working

Grade 7 to 10, £22,183.00 to £33,790.00

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

Vacancy Reference: 50067015

Closing Date: 08/11/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Permanent


A fantastic opportunity has arisen in Trading Standards to join the team as a Trainee Trading Standards Inspector. 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, carrying out visits in connection with age restricted products, dealing with unsafe products through to inspecting farms for compliance with animal health & welfare legislation.  

Embarking on a new career in Trading Standards, you will have the opportunity to work across all areas of the Service whilst starting your formal qualification through the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). In addition to your studies, you will be expected to have a case load of dealing with certain Trading Standards matters whilst receiving support from fellow colleagues in the team and assisting them with their duties to gain experience.
 
To succeed in this position, you will need to be an enthusiastic and self-motivated team player committed to delivering advice, inspections and enforcement to a high standard. This will be as directed whilst you are training through local, regional and national initiatives based on complaints and intelligence available to us. Effective communication skills with the ability to build rapport and relationships will be essential to talk with a wide range of consumers and businesses.
  
Although all training will be provided, previous transferrable skills that you can bring to Trading Standards would be advantageous. 

We operate flexible working arrangements where agile working is encouraged and supported which includes some working from home. A full driving licence and use of a car is essential.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact James Potter, Trading Standards Manager 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.

Closing Date : 08 November 2021