Assistant Trading Standards Officer
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: NS/21/148515
  • Published: Mon 19/04/2021, 12:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,577 to £32,234
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Merseyside

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Assistant Trading Standards Officer

Band H 

36 hours per week


Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.


We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.


A vacancy has arisen within the Trading Standards Service. The successful candidate would be appointed to either the post of a Trading Standards Officer or an Assistant Trading Standards Officer, dependent upon their qualifications, competencies and enforcement experience.

To be appointed to the post of an Assistant Trading Standards Officer, the post holder will be required to carry out a range of statutory trading standards enforcement duties depending upon their qualifications and competency in relation to food standards, intellectual property, fair trading law, consumer product safety, credit, feeding stuffs and fertilisers, door step crime and underage sales.

The post holder will work within a generic team carrying out inspections, projects, and investigations into complex and serious breaches of trading standards legislation. Identify legal contraventions and select, recommend and execute appropriate enforcement activity based on assessed risk. The post holder will have sole responsibility for undertaking this work and the duties will include presenting solutions to bring a resolution to complex issues.

The post holder will be required to comply with the training, qualifications and competence requirements and they must hold one of the following qualifications.

Professional CTSI qualification Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS) or a Trading Standards Practitioner Certificate (TSPC) or its equivalent and a university degree. 


Interviews are planned for 20 May 2021


This post is subject to Enhanced Child Level DBS check.


Should you wish to discuss informally, please contact Gill Vicary on 0151 691 8377 or 07796 696 189 or email


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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


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