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Work for Halton Borough Council

Vacancy Details

Trading Standards Officer/Trading Standards Enforcement Officer

Halton Borough Council
£27905 - £33799 per annum, plus a market supplement of £5014 per annum
Runcorn Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week. Flexible Working.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/05/2020 at 23:55 PM
Halton Borough Council

Trading Standards Officer/Trading Standards Enforcement Officer x 2 (37 Hour per week permanent positions)

Salary HBC 7/8 £27905 to £33799 + Market Supplement of £5,014,  3 year market supplement in place – subject to annual review



About Halton

Halton Trading Standards is looking for 2 x FTE Trading Standards Officers or Trading Standards Enforcement Officers who want to work in a dedicated Trading Standards Team that is not distracted by Primary Authority or other regulatory services work. Applications from part-time officers are welcome.

Halton is a very unique and vibrant local authority with a rich history and heritage, with 2 iconic bridges serving 2 communities either side of the River Mersey. Based in Cheshire with excellent transport links between Liverpool and Manchester and excellent proximity to both Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester Airports.

Halton has a very progressive community strategy which aims to bring about real improvements that will change lives for the better whilst focusing on the issues that will make the biggest difference in the long-term.It is an exciting time to join Halton Council and help us to shape the future of our residents.

The Role

We can offer you the opportunity to join a great team who work hard to benefit the residents and businesses of Halton - in the last financial year we saved Halton consumers at least £147,000 and featured 62 times in the local media.

We are a stand-alone Trading Standards Service within the Public Health Department. Our priorities are Doorstep Crime, Safety, Underage Sales, Scams and IP Crime. We have dedicated Scams Officers and dedicated Consumer Advisors. We have an electronic email alert system called iCAN to warn consumers and local groups of scams, doorstep crime incidents and product recalls.

You will be encouraged to represent the Service at regional focus group meetings, to design projects and develop strong relationships with local partners. We have excellent relationships with our Local Policing Units with pro-active partnership working for both Police and Trading Standards projects and investigations.

What we offer

Every single role here at Halton Borough Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our borough; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, and the use of technology to support remote and home working.

We have a very generous leave entitlement of up to 33 days and you will also benefit from a flexible working system with no core hours and the ability to take 1.5 flexi days per month. You will receive an essential car user allowance of £1000 per year as well as mileage allowance, and free parking. The role also includes membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme and generous employee discounts and Health Initiatives for its employees. We also offer a range of bespoke learning and development opportunities for our staff.

If you think this might be the right opportunity for you but want to find out a bit more, please contact Deana Perchard, Trading Standards Manager, on 0151 511 6229 for an informal chat.

Covid19: we aware that many of you may be supporting your local authorities in the response to this outbreak and so we are using an extended application period of 6 weeks. Candidates who are selected for interview will be informed within two weeks of the closing date, even if at that time we are unable to confirm interview arrangements.

Please note, applications from candidates who have not worked in an enforcement role within Trading Standards will not be considered.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.

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