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Principal Trading Standards Officer
  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: CTRS2682
  • Published: Fri 06/11/2020, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 01/12/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM2: £35,745 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Clevedon, North Somerset

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Principal Trading Standards Officer

Directorate:                         Public Health and Regulatory Services                                                          

Starting salary:                   JM2: £35,745 per annum

Location:                               Based in Castlewood, Clevedon

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Contract:                               Permanent

Closing date:                       Tuesday 01 December 2020


An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of an experienced Principal Trading Standards Officer.


This full time/permanent post is available to candidates possessing the Diploma in Trading Standards (or equivalent) with a proven track record of undertaking investigations and inspections. Alongside the Council’s highly-motivated team of officers, you will undertake the full range of trading standards functions including:

  • investigation of criminal offences,
  • inspection of a wide range of business premises,
  • provision of business advice,
  • food standards enforcement,
  • the duties of a Weights and Measures Inspector.


You will be familiar with the intelligence-led ethos of a modern trading standards service, able to confidently initiate and deliver effective partnership working and familiar with the wide range of challenges which the Team is tasked with addressing, such as organised crime, modern slavery and illicit tobacco.


You must be a good team player, boasting excellent interpersonal and communication skills, yet equally able to meet challenging deadlines under your own initiative. The duties of the post require a commitment to undertake continuing professional development.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Gareth Mellors on 01275 884193


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.



Anticipated interview date:       Wednesday 9 December