Trading Standards Officer

24.00 - 27.00 GBP Hourly + GBP24.00 - GBP27.00/hour
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Umbrella rate at GBP27.00 per hour

Working on behalf of a Local Authority, Aatom Recruitment has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Trading Standards Officer on a 5 month contract with a possibility of an extension. They would like someone who has the experience and knowledge in the following:

Purpose of the role -

To undertake duties of a TSO including conducting food standards and weights and measures inspections.

To undertake inspections of premises within the council to ensure they meet legislative requirements across all trading standards areas such as Food law, weights and measures, fair trading etc. In addition, to provide trader advice, where appropriate and assist in enforcement action where deemed appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities -

* Undertake inspection based work, to ensure broad compliance with trading standards legislation including W&M's.
* You may be required to respond to CITA referrals.
* Undertake revisits, take samples and assist other TS officers were appropriate
* Serve any relevant notices or take enforcement action that may be required. It is not anticipated that the officer will prepare the full prosecution case only supply a statement if needed.
* Deal with difficult traders.
* You will be expected to undertake full legislative research and interpretation to solve problems and advise business operators and perhaps the public.
* Resolution of conflicts with businesses.
* In consultation with the TSM to determine appropriate action where non-compliance is found.
* Produce statements to support further legal action.
* Daily operational issues; including deciding upon appropriate enforcement action for minor breaches.
* Interpretation of legal issues; advice to businesses etc.
* Deciding when to refer serious matters to Trading Standards Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience -

* Statutory professional Trading Standards qualification (Diploma in Trading Standards or DCATS with legal metrology with ability to offer advice on all relevant subject areas) including Legal Metrology, Food Standards, Fair Trading Criminal, Product Safety.
* A Quality Assurance qualification e.g. ISO 9000 Auditor/Lead Auditor course is desirable but not essential.
* Understand the implications of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and Consumer Rights Act 2015