Trainee Trading Standards Officer (FIF15145) - FIF15145

Fife Council

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Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until December 2022

Working Location: Based at Fife House, Glenrothes but working Fife Wide

Interview Date: Monday 16 December 2019

The Service is seeking to appoint a Trainee Trading Standards Officer.

The successful applicant should have a minimum of three Highers, or equivalent, including Maths and English. One science subject at National 5/Standard Grade Credit level or equivalent.

A degree in law, business-related or science-based subject is desirable, but not essential.

The applicant will be required to complete and pass the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Professional Competency Framework.

The applicant will assist and support the Trading Standards Services staff in the various areas of work including inspections, complaints, service requests and investigations whilst undertaking the Trading Standards Practitioner Certificate (TSPC) qualification.

On gaining the TSPC the applicant will be authorised to carry out appropriate enforcement duties under the legislation enforced by Trading Standards Service (salary will be adjusted accordingly) whilst continuing to train and gain the Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma (TSPD).

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be motivated to make a difference for consumers and businesses. You will also have excellent organisational skills and good IT skills.

You should be able to demonstrate that you can manage a workload being able to prioritise and organise.

It is desirable that you have experience of working with the public, report writing and of providing effective presentations.

A traineeship is a three-year programme which gives you the opportunity to gain a professional qualification while learning both on and off-the-job, which means trainees learn the right mix of skills, abilities and knowledge.

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of individual we are looking for.

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You will assist and support Trading Standards staff in various areas of work within the Trading Standard team whilst undertaking the Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma qualification.

The Individual

This role will require you to work towards the Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma.

Current full driving licence and PVG checks required.

For further information, please contact:

Dawn Adamson, Service Manager – Trading Standards or e-mail:

Applications must be made online at

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