Principal Trading Standards Officer

East Lothian Council

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Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £34253 - £38615 per annum
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start asap

The successful candidate will be joining the East Lothian and Midlothian Trading Standards' Partnership. The successful candidate will be employed by East Lothian Council, under their contractual terms and conditions, but as the Partnership is working towards co-location this post will be based in Dalkeith, Midlothian. The Partnership is still in the process of being defined, so the successful candidate will automatically play a major role in the re-shaping of the Trading Standards service across East Lothian and Midlothian.

Please note: this post will close on 22nd December and re-open again to applications on the 5th January. The final closing date for applications will be Sunday 14th January 2018. Applications will be reviewed following the final closing date.

Job Details

To support and assist the Trading Standards Manager in ensuring the effective organisation and delivery of the Trading Standards Service, by overseeing the East Lothian Team in its day-to-day activities.

To fulfil the Council’s statutory duties and non-statutory obligations in respect of the Trading Standards Service.

To act as a Weights and Measures Inspector. 

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Must hold the Diploma in Trading Standards or equivalent level of qualification and be able to act as an Inspector of Weights and Measures.

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

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