Interim Trading Standards Officer

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Interim Trading Standards Officer
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5212269

Posted: 3rd August 2022 16:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 – 7 months

  • Oxford,

    OX2 0BY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Trading Standards Officer

Reference no:  Oxfordshire 5212269

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client.

An experienced Trading Standards Officer required to enforce trading standards legislation and to ensure service and team objectives are met.

You will undertake specialist enforcement duties in a designated area of the Service's activities.

You will act as a lead officer for the effective planning, implementation and review of allocated project work and activities.

Duties to include:

  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and review of operational policies and priorities
  • Undertake enforcement duties to ensure agreed objectives and operational plans are met
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and review of project work and activities.
  • Act as lead officer and manage or contribute to allocated projects or key tasks to help the Service secure collective responsibility for delivery of its Business Plan. Supervise and guide the work of allocated staff
  • Assist in the identification of staff training and development needs in line with approved policies. Assist in the training of trainee T.S.O.s and other staff
  • Prepare reports on unfair trading practices or alleged offences, recommending action as appropriate
  • Provide advice and guidance to consumers and traders in accordance with agreed policies and provide a good level of customer service
  • Manage devolved budgets
  • Identify opportunities for effectively promoting the Service's activities, including media initiatives. Represent the Service when required
  • Undertake the duties of a Health and Safety Supervisor when appropriate
  • Undertake other appropriate duties

The post holder may be required to work outside normal office hours (including weekends and public holidays).


Key responsibilities:

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Diploma in Trading Standards (or equivalent) or TSO food qualified
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Excellent supervisory and leadership skills
  • An innovative and practical approach to enforcement and solution of problems
  • Experience in managing projects and/or contributing to the planning implementation and review of project work and activities
  • Good performance in all duties undertaken.
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Current Driving Licence


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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