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Trading Standards Specialist Lead posted by Search Consultancy Ltd

Full Time
Rochdale
£16.71 - £17.71 / hour

Job Description

Trading Standards Officer
Rochdale
£16.71 per hour

We are looking to recruit a Qualified Trading Standards Officer on a temporary basis. The working hours are Full time - 8.30am - 5.00pm

The Qualified Trading Standards Officer must have recent enforcement experience working across the full range of Trading Standards functions. You will undertake a lead officer role in the team, assisting the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the day to day supervision of workloads and activities (ie Age Restricted Products, Doorstep Crime, Product Safety, Metrology, Informal Economy, Unfair Commercial Practices, Food Standards, Animal Feed, Animal Health and Animal Welfare, within the Trading Standards team. You will lead on complex matters and investigations and provide team members with guidance / interpretation of legislation. You will support, motivate and act as a positive role model for team members

Responsibilities of the role:

* To act as "lead officer" in the area of Trading Standards (ie Age Restricted Products, Doorstep Crime, Product Safety, Metrology, Informal Economy, Unfair Commercial Practices, Food Standards, Animal Feed, Animal Health and Animal Welfare etc.) within the Trading Standards team and within those fields of expertise to support junior staff through the provision of operational, technical and specialist advice, and to advise on the interpretation of legislation.
* To take the lead on complex field duties relating to Trading Standards matters, personally undertaking non-routine investigations, resolution of requests for service and inspections within the work area of the Trading Standards Team.
* To advise local residents and businesses on all aspects of Public Protection legislation
* To support the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the allocation of workloads to individual staff,
* To assist the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the day to day supervision and co-ordination of workloads and activities within the Trading Standards team.
* To participate in partnership working arrangements with other council services, other local authorities or external agencies as required within the Trading Standards team
* To manage the post holder's own workload with minimal supervision from the Trading Standards Operational Manager.
* To assist the Head of Public Protection and the Trading Standards Operational Manager in implementing the strategic direction of service delivery.
* To assist the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the implementation of service and council policies within the work areas of the designated team.
* To assist the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the maintenance of performance management / quality assurance systems.
* To assist the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the implementation and monitoring of service plans, team plans and individual work programmes and training plans.
* To assist the Trading Standards Operational Manager in the effective management of the Trading Standards team budget by ensuring that all appropriate costs and fees are charged out and as far as possible income received into the correct cost centre codes.
* To support the Trading Standards Operational Manager in dealing with personnel issues within the Trading Standards team ie workloads, competency, performance management, training and development, absence management, sickness absence records, annual leave records, time recording records etc

To be considered for this role you must be:

* Eligible to work in the UK
* References

Please email: [Click here to apply] or call on [Click here to apply] for further details.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age

Reference Number

Req/538358

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