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Trading Standards Officer X2

Vacancy Summary
Public Protection Partnership
From £26999 to £35934 per annum (Grade HI)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/12/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is one of the largest regulatory service units in the region. With over 100 staff the PPP is an intelligence led organisation delivering Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing services to around 450K people over three local authority areas. As well as officers from all public protection disciplines we have our own intelligence unit, financial investigation unit and case management team of lawyers.

Following a restructure we are now looking to recruit two qualified and ambitious Trading Standards Officers to work in one of our operational units namely: compliance and enforcement, response or programme delivery. There is a wide variety of interesting work as the PPP contributes significantly to the partner council community, environmental and health protection agendas as well as Regional (TSSE) and NTSB projects.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Trading Standards Officer holding the DTS or DCATS with 70 points (including Food and Metrology). You will also need to be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of legal framework governing investigations. We would particularly be interested to hear from specialists in food standards, investigations or developing and managing a targeted programme deliver approach. We are committed to training and development and the service has its own lead officer in this respect.

To find out more about the work of the PPP please visit www.publicprotectionpartnership.org

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

For an informal discussion please contact Kevin Thompson, Principal Officer (Programme) or Theresa Bashford, Principal Officer (Investigations) on 01635 519930.


Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

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