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Trading Standards Assistant- Career graded

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: PEV058
  • Published: Tue 25/06/2024, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 23/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: From: £29,777.00 To: £40,221.00 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

We Are St Helens Borough Council.

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support.

We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey.

Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Trading Standards Assistant in the Place Services Directorate.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a talented individual to join our workforce. We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, forward-thinking professional to join our friendly, committed team working within the Councils Regulatory Services section which also includes the Environmental Health, Bereavement Services and Licensing teams.

We take an intelligence led approach to our work across a wide trading standards remit which includes food standards, fair trading, doorstep crime and under-age sales.

You will work within a generic team of trading standards professionals carrying out inspections, surveys and investigations into complex and serious breaches of trading standards legislation. Identify legal contraventions and select, recommend and execute appropriate enforcement activity based on assessed risk.

We have recently moved to a hybrid approach to working which allows employees to work flexibly from any location, whether it is from a Council building, within the community or by varying degrees of home working and hot desking. You will be expected to work flexibly, and outside office hours as required.

You will need to have a full driving licence.

This role is open to candidates who would like to pursue a career in trading or standards and to professionals who may be looking to progress their career.

You will be appointed at a point commensurate with your qualifications. Appointees to the Trading Standards Assistant scale will be expected to complete the Level 6 Trading Standards Professional apprenticeship within a time scale determined by the Trading Standards Manager.

Appointees to the Senior Consumer Protection Officer scale will be expected to progress to qualification as a Senior Trading Standards Officer within a time scale determined by the Trading Standards Manager.

Grade & Salary details: Career Graded Progression from Trading Standards Assistant to Senior consumer Protection Officer to Senior Trading Standards Officer

Trading Standards Assistant SCP 19 - 25

Senior Consumer Protection Officer SCP 26 - 28; Qualification requirements ; BA (Hon’s) Consumer protection or BA (Hon’s) Consumer Law or DCA / DTS/ DCATS or Trading Standards Level 6 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications.

Senior Trading Standards Officer SCP 29 - 32 Qualification requirements ; Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS) or equivalent.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Darrell Wilson, Chief Trading Standards Officer, on 01744 676493 or darrellwilson@sthelens.gov.uk

Thank you for your interest in working for us. If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at Recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk and a form will be sent to you to complete.

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: PEV058
  • Published: Tue 25/06/2024, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 23/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours hours per week
  • Salary: From: £29,777.00 To: £40,221.00 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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