Enforcement Officer - Food (Trading Standards)

  • Job Reference: 6996850
  • Date Posted: 3 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £20.00 to £30.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Enforcement Officer (Trading Standards)

Local Government – Leicestershire

Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Until at least end of March 2021

Rate: £20-25 per hour negotiable

We are working with a local government organisation based in Leicestershire who are looking for the interim support of an Enforcement Officer (Food) to join the team during a busy period.

Duties will include undertaking food standards inspection visits and other interventions, the investigation of complaints, providing advice to businesses and taking samples.

Key Requirements:

  • To undertake the inspection of trading premises, vehicles, farms, the examination, testing and sampling of equipment, goods, livestock, services, facilities and selling claims for the purpose of ensuring compliance with legislation enforced, and the promotion of the aims and objectives of the Service in relation to five of the designated areas of enforcement activity at the higher level of responsibility
  • To receive, analyse and record complaints and enquiries from the public and trade and industry, to respond immediately where this is possible by the provision of information, guidance and advice and to refer to the designated officer those requiring further action as required
  • To keep appraised of legislative 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 alleged offences and unfair trading practices and to prepare reports on those investigations, to obtain statements from witnesses and others, when required to prepare letters to traders, draft documents for court purposes and when necessary to give evidence in court
  • deal with less serious incidents by cautionary advice or other means
  • To undertake enforcement assignments and projects and to collate information derived into reports. To ensure that proper records are maintained of all work undertaken
  • To be responsible for the care, custody and proper use of standards and equipment allocated to him/her or used by him/her
  • To supervise technical staff and other staff attached to him/her from time to time. When required, to undertake all the duties and responsibilities of a Senior Fair Trading Officer To ensure that his/her methods of working and those of other staff with whom he/she may work are in conformity with County Council and Departmental safety policies and to report any incident or situation

For more information on this or other Local Gov Jobs, please in the first instance email your CV to the Midlands Local Gov Team at midlandslocalgov@venngroup.com or call 0121 616 0660

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Please note should this position not be applicable to you and you are currently looking for a new role, Venn Group recruit across the board within Local Government so send across your updated CV the Midlands Local Gov Team