Principal Trading Standards Officer

East Lothian Council
Haddington, East Lothian
34253 - 38615
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £34253 - £38615 per annum
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start ASAP

The successful candidate will be joining the East Lothian and Midlothian Trading Standards' Partnership. The Partnership is still in the process of being defined, so the successful candidate will automatically play a major role in the re-shaping of the Trading Standards service across East Lothian and Midlothian.

Job Details

To support and assist the Trading Standards Manager in ensuring the effective organisation and delivery of the Trading Standards Service, by overseeing the East Lothian Team in its day-to-day activities.

To fulfil the Council’s statutory duties and non-statutory obligations in respect of the Trading Standards Service.
To act as a Weights and Measures Inspector. 

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. 

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Must hold the Diploma in Trading Standards or equivalent level of qualification and be able to act as an Inspector of Weights and Measures.

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:

If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.

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