Trading Standards Officer

Aberdeen City Council
£35,248 - £40,308 per year
26 Sep 2016
26 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Marischal College
Permanent Full-Time

Job Purpose

To enforce through various reactive and proactive means the range of trading standards and consumer protection law, including carrying out the statutory duties of a weights and measures inspector, and provide advice to consumers and businesses within Aberdeen City.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
A full UK driving licence
The Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS) or the equivalent Diploma in
Consumer and Trading Standards (DCATS) qualification which includes the Weights & Measures, Criminal & Civil Fair Trading, Product Safety, Intellectual Property, and at least one other module
PVG Membership for Regulated Work with Children or must obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

The post holder must be prepared to:
Work outside in all weathers
Work outwith normal working hours where required
Lift and carry equipment or evidence up to a weight of 20kg


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to apply complete applications for authorisation under RIPSA
Ability to take initiative and to develop work practices, policies and procedures.
Ability to advise on varied circumstances to a range of audiences including individuals at all levels or the organisation, business and general public
Ability to take a lead role and work as part of a team
Ability to work unsupervised, meet deadlines, determine priorities and manage workload.
Ability to manage and diffuse potentially challenging situations

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.

“The Council has access to affordable accommodation within the city which may be available for rent to the successful candidate, for the first 6 months in this key role. This can be discussed further with the hiring manager Graeme Paton on 01224 523743”

See also:
2. Job Profile.doc

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