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Trading Standards Officer (2 Posts)

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 9 £30,054 - £31,963 or Grade 11 £37,339 - £40,638 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
02 June 2024

Trading Standards Officer


Full Time, (Part-Time Hours considered)

Grade 9 £30,054 - £31,963 Grade 11 £37,339 - £40,638 per annum – plus market leading package (see below)

We have some exciting opportunities for experienced Trading Standards Officers to join our Trading Standards service.

Our Trading Standards service supports local businesses and helps consumers by tackling unfair and unsafe trading practices through enforcement, advice, and education. Ensuring that businesses operating in Derbyshire comply with trading standards legislation.

We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic and highly motivated to join and help deliver this service.  We have positions available in our Fair Trading and Safety/Business Support Teams however, we will consider applications from Trading Standards Officers with experience across other areas of Trading Standards law.  We are also open to applications from part-qualified officers where we can support applicants to complete their qualification.  The grade of the post (Grade 9 or Grade 11) will depend on level of qualification and experience.

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: 

  • Plan and lead project work, surveys, and inspections designed to assess the level of business compliance with trading standards legislation and take action to improve compliance.
  • Give accurate advice to consumers and businesses on trading standards law distinguishing where appropriate between legal requirements and those of good practice.
  • Assess and investigate complaints which reveal breaches of trading standards legislation using the appropriate criminal or civil law options
  • Conduct duties in accordance with the statutory enforcement powers accorded to trading standards officers complying with 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?:

  • A thorough understanding of Fair Trading and/or Product Safety legislation
  • A full DCATS qualification or its antecedents for appointment at Grade 11, or part DCATS qualification (or equivalents) for appointment at Grade 9
  • Weights and Measures qualification and/or Food/Feed Law competence would be desirable
  • Good working knowledge across a range of Trading Standards functions

A positive attitude with excellent organisational / communication / IT skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision as part of a team are essential.

What we offer you:

  • 25 - 27 days (depending on grade) 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 roles are full time, but we will also consider applications from those seeking to work on a part-time basis.  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 information chat about these positions and to discuss flexible working options, please call;

Trish Hennessy Trading Standards Manager (Fair Trading) - 01629 535747

Owen Rees Trading Standards Manager (Safety/Business Support) - 01629 539848

Provisional interview date - Week Commencing 10th June 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.