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Trading Standards Officer

Closing date: 30/04/2021

Reference: REQ102759

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 looking for an experienced Trading Standards Officer to join our Trading Standards team.

Applicants must have a Diploma in Trading Standards (or equivalent qualification) and be competent to carry out Food Standards, Feed Hygiene and Weights and Measures functions.

The successful candidate will work as part of integrated multi-disciplinary service which incorporates Trading Standards, Licensing and Environmental Health.  You will be required to undertake the full range of trading standards functions including investigating consumer complaints, inspection of business premises to ensure compliance with trading standards legislation including product safety and fair trading.

You must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, prioritise your workload and be able to work as part of a small team and be self-motivated and organised to work alone in some situations.

Situated on the West coast of Wales, Ceredigion is a beautiful place to live and work and is a rural environment serving a community of approximately 73,000 people.  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 but 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 the posts, 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, Performance and Public Protection

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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