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Enforcement Officer (2 Posts)

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 7 £24,958 - £26,871 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
16 June 2024

Trading Standards Enforcement Officer


Full Time

Grade 7 £24,958 - £26,871 per annum – plus market leading package (see below)

We have an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to start a career in our Trading Standards Service as Enforcement Officers.

 As an Enforcement Officer, you will work and train alongside Trading Standards professionals, supporting local businesses and helping consumers by tackling unfair and unsafe trading practices through enforcement, advice and education.

 Joining our team, will involve working with colleagues across the service to: 

  • Prevent rogue traders perpetrating crimes against consumers, preying on the public (including older people or the most vulnerable) with false claims and scams.
  • Stop the sale of counterfeit goods and dangerous toys and products.
  • Ensure that the food you eat contains what it says on the label.
  • Prevents outbreaks of animal diseases.
  • Stop young children buying cigarettes, alcohol and vapes.
  • Ensures property agents act fairly with consumers who are buying or renting their home.
  • Ensure that consumers get what they pay for, both online and in shops, and so much more

You will also be supported to progress your career with us to gain Trading Standards professional qualifications. 

 If you have experience of dealing with the public, have good communication skills, a basic understanding of Trading Standards legislation and are willing to undertake further study and training, then we would like to hear from you.

You will be joining a supportive and flexible team of professionals and have managers who are supportive to facilitate your development.

What will I be doing: 

  • Advising traders and consumers on consumer legislation
  • Assessing and investigating complaints which reveal breaches of trading standards legislation using the appropriate criminal or civil law options
  • Conducting duties in accordance with the statutory enforcement powers
  • Carrying out visits and inspections to consumers and businesses across the county.
  • Providing support across the Trading Standards service as appropriate
  • Conducting duties in accordance relevant legal duties and regulatory codes of practice applicable to the service 

This list is not exhaustive, take a look at our job profile for more detail.

What skills and experience do you need to have?: 

  • Ability to deal confidently with members of the public and business
  • Ability to gather and accurately record information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • Ability to comprehend technical and legal information and communicate this to others
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines
  • Willingness, commitment and motivation to undertake further qualifications and professional development to degree standard.

 What we offer you: 

  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Flexi Time between the hours of 7.00am and 7.00pm and the allowance up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • The ability to work remotely
  • Dedication to your continued professional development
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

 The Trading Standards Team are based at Matlock, but as part of our Modern Ways of Working programme, we are currently working on a hybrid basis.  There’ll be an opportunity to discuss future working arrangements at interview.

We're always pleased to hear from talented people so if you're looking to join a dynamic team and have the skills and experience we're looking for, then we'd like to hear from you.

For an informal chat about these positions and to discuss flexible working options please call:

Trish Hennessy Trading Standards Manager (Fair Trading) 01629 535747

John Stewart Trading Standards Manager (Standards and Animal Health) 01629 539858

For more information about a career in Trading Standards visit:



Provisional interview date - Week Commencing 1 July 2024


Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


This role currently offers hybrid working options which will be to subject service needs, there'll be an opportunity to discuss working arrangements for this position at interview.

Young workers – Please note there are different rules for young workers in regard to working hours. Please ensure the information contained within the following ACAS link is understood before applying