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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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
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cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
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.
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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.