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Fair Trading Officer

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24/25852
  • Published: Fri 22/07/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £28,226 - £32,798 *Pay award pending
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bartholomew House, Brighton

Job introduction

An enthusiastic Fair Trading Officer is required to join the Trading Standards Team.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jim Whitelegg, Regulatory Services Manager by email jim.whitelegg@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 01273 292438.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Fair Trading Officer to undertake a range of Trading Standards duties to secure a fair and safe trading environment. This is achieved through advice, investigation of complaints and enforcement of statutory criminal and civil provisions to ensure that the public are not put at risk from the sale and/or use of unsafe or dangerous products and to ensure their economic wellbeing is maintained by protecting them from illegal or unfair trading practices.

Some of the work the team has been involved with recently includes tackling illicit and counterfeit tobacco/alcohol and cold calling scams.

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

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  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24/25852
  • Published: Fri 22/07/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £28,226 - £32,798 *Pay award pending
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bartholomew House, Brighton

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