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Trading Standards Officer


Trading Standards

Oldham Council

Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods

Public Protection

Trading Standards Officer

Ref: G7/OL-19488

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £29,909 - £34,106 p.a.

Hours: 36:66 per week

Based: Sir Robert Peacock House, Vulcan St. Oldham, OL1 4LA

Closing date: 29th July 2018

Interview Date:  22nd August 2018


Role overview

You will be working as part of the Council’s Trading Standards & Licensing Team providing a valuable consumer protection role. You will review and investigate complaints and referrals, conduct visits and inspections and deal with infringements for a wide range of trading standards functions. You will also be required to liaise with and provide advice to local businesses to ensure compliance with consumer protection legislation.


Key responsibilities

  • Dealing with complaints and referrals in relation to business practices
  • Liaising with consumers and businesses
  • Inspecting and visiting business premises and dealing with infringements
  • Being lead officer for a particular area of TS work.


Key Requirements

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • A qualified and experience trading standards professional.
  • Experience of working as part of a trading standards team dealing with a range of consumer protection and business regulation functions.
  • Experience of handling criminal evidence, preparing prosecution reports and of giving evidence in court.

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About Us

Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.

The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages (link to the blog with the V&Bs)

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working hours

full time

application deadline

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29th Jul 2018