Trading Standards Officer (FIF11007)

Fife Council
Posted

  • Location: Glenrothes
  • £30,898 to £34,202 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 8
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: FIF11007

Job Description

Interview Date: Week Commencing 3 December 2018

If you are looking to develop your professional skills, or have recently qualified and are looking for your first step on the career ladder then this could be the opportunity for you. Based within the Trading Standards Team within Protective Services at Fife Council’s Kingdom House building in Glenrothes, we are looking for a high performing enthusiastic officer who is committed to making Fife a better place to live, work and do business in.

Trading Standards Officers will hold the DTS (or equivalent) and will carry out the full range of duties and functions of qualified officers. Applications will also be accepted from those who are currently working towards attaining the Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (Legal Metrology must be one of the modules) and will qualify by the last exam cycle of 2019.

You will also be challenged to develop your skills and expertise further and be encouraged to take the lead role in investigations and, where required, particular areas of work.

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.

All employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. Our ‘How We Work Matters’ behaviour framework contains more information and is available via this link.

Before applying, it is important that you read the ‘Candidate Information’ by clicking on this link. The main Terms and Conditions and employment are available via the same link.

Requirements

To work effectively in a Trading Standards team with colleagues and partner agencies to protect and support legitimate businesses and consumers from harm by conducting investigations, carrying out business inspections and dealing with complaints in respect to the legislation enforced by Fife Council as a Local Weights and Measures Authority. 

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and ability to apply investigative skills and techniques. Ability to take initiative and to develop work practices, policies and procedures. Ability to deal with people at all levels and in all situations and to take a lead role and work as part of a team. 

The Individual

Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS) or equivalent Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS) qualification which includes Weights and Measures, and at least 2 other modules. Current full driving licence, PVG Membership for Regulated work with Children and/or Adults or the willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

 

For further information, please contact: Dawn Adamson on 01592 583141 or Email: dawn.adamson@fife.gov.uk 

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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