Trading Standards Officer
Start: October 2023
Duration: 4 months initially (likely extensions)
Rate: £35 per hour, Umbrella Inside IR35
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Hybrid working in Leicestershire
Our client is looking for a Trading Standards Officer to undertake a number of food standards inspections until at least the end of January 2024.
- To enforce all legislation for which the Service is responsible, to investigate detected or alleged offences; to provide advice to traders and members of the public related to trading standards matters and to undertake allied activities
- To undertake the inspection of trading premises, vehicles, farms, the testing, examination and sampling of equipment, goods, livestock, services, facilities and selling claims for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the legislation enforced
- To keep appraised of legislation and technical developments and changing trading practices as they impinge on his/her functions and for these purposes, in accordance with the Service’s policy, to liaise with those officers having specialist responsibility within the Service
- To investigate detected or alleged offences against trading standards legislation and associated malpractice In relation to more serious incidents or directed enforcement to prepare reports on investigations and research undertaken
- To obtain relevant statements from witnesses, to make recommendations as to the action to be taken and where necessary to prepare letters to businesses, draft documents for court purposes and to give evidence
- To provide advice and guidance to businesses to enable them to comply with the requirements of trading standards legislation and allied civil law In response to requests from businesses, members of the public and other agencies
- To ensure that proper records are maintained of all work undertaken in the manner directed
- To supervise staff when appropriate in accordance with the Service’s training policy to provide practical training to other staff as required
- To ensure that his/her responsibilities for the supervision and training of staff are exercised in compliance with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy
- To ensure that his/her own methods of working and those of the staff for which he/she is responsible are in conformity with the County Council and Departmental Health and Safety policies and to report, as directed, any incident affecting health and safety
- To ensure his/her own effective operation, by maintaining contacts with other enforcement agencies and departments
- At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in a Local Authority
- Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Subject to Basic DBS check
If you meet the above-mentioned criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please apply to receive more information.
At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications. However due to the volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 48 hours please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.