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Trainee Trading Standards Officer (3 posts)

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Reference:
SCC04718
Organisation:
Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Landmark House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£22,911
Job term:
Full Time
Hours:
37 per week
Appointment:
Permanent
Closing date:
24 January 2020 11:30 PM
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Suffolk Trading Standards enjoys a well-earned reputation for achieving outstanding results which positively impact on the lives of Suffolk residents and businesses. With a highly innovative and motivated team, we have a strong sense of purpose and a great ethos of mutual support. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified Trading Standards Officer to bring their personality and skills to one of our highly performing demand teams. We are also looking for bright ambitious individuals who possess the drive and commitment to embark on a nationally recognised qualification training programme.

Why Suffolk? 

Suffolk is a great place to live and work. It offers a safe and healthy environment with beautiful countryside, stunning coastline, and vibrant communities. In short, it is a truly wonderful county!

By following systems thinking principles, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. Our officers are responsible for enforcing all areas of trading standards law, responding to consumer complaints, carrying out criminal investigations, providing advice to local businesses and contributing to our service priority initiatives. All this work comes together to deliver our service vision of “A rogue-free Suffolk”.

We offer a 37 hour week, flexible working hours and are committed to the continuous development of our staff and service.

You will hold the Diploma in Trading Standards, the Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards or equivalent and demonstrate excellent experience. Alternatively, you will ideally hold a law or science-based degree and will be supported to complete a professional qualification with a view to becoming a Trading Standards Officer.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means

For an informal discussion only, please contact Marc Titford on (01473) 260648, email: marc.titford@suffolk.gov.uk or Mary Strang on (01473) 260659, email: mary.strang@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.



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