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Trading Standards Officer

Closing date: 01/11/2020

Reference: REQ102479

37 hours / Permanent

35,745 - 37,890 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

A vacancy exists within Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Services.

We are seeking to recruit a Trading Standards Officer to join our small but busy Trading Standards team. This is a challenging opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual.

For this post you must possess a Diploma in Trading Standards or equivalent, have good communication skills and the ability to work using your own initiative. You will undertake the full range of trading standards functions including investigating consumer complaints, inspection of business premises to ensure compliance with trading standards legislation (including food and animal feed standards) and carry out the duties of a Weights and Measures Inspector.

As an organisation, we are committed to supporting the Welsh language and culture, and to ensuring our services and activities serve to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language. This post requires Welsh language skills. If you do not already have these skills, the Council provides Welsh Work Improvement courses to support you in your efforts to learn Welsh.

The Council also offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes flexible working time arrangements, discounts and salary-sacrifice schemes. You will be required to work outside core hours when necessary and weekend working as and when required.

For an informal discussion concerning this post please contact Anne-Louise Davies on 01545 572105.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Policy and Performance

We lead on corporate performance, corporate policy, strategic partnerships, engagement, community cohesion and civil contingencies, and also are responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for public protection: environmental health, food fraud, licencing and trading standards.  Our key functions are as follows: 

  • Complaints, Compliments and FOI
  • Corporate Performance and Policy: Corporate performance; Property gazetteer; Research
  • Public Protection: Environmental health; Food fraud; Licencing; Trading standards; Pollution Control; Pest Control; Weights and Measures; Communicable Diseases; Health and Safety; Animal Health.
  • Strategic Partnerships, Engagement and Research: Business continuity; Civil contingencies; Community safety partnership; Engagement; Equality; Public service board;  Refugee programm
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