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Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£29,821.93 - £32,522.92 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: 8a
Hourly Rate: £16.3408 - £17.8208
Salary: £29,821.93 - £32,522.92  per annum
Contract Duration: Permanent

Where this is a requirement for the successful candidate to work from home as part of the role  you will be provided with the necessary IT equipment by the Council, however, you will be responsible for the provision of any required furniture.

Role Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Scottish Borders Council  for a Regulatory Services Officer to join our Trading Standards and Animal Health team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out functions across the full remit of Trading Standards work. If the successful applicant does not possess the required qualification full training will be provided. Whether you are looking for a change from your current career or starting out on your work journey, a role with the Trading Standards profession is a diverse and varied one for those individuals committed to consumer protection and fair trading.

Scottish Borders lies midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle with excellent transport links and beautiful rural countryside ideal for those interested in outdoor pursuits.



Degree or Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards / Diploma in Consumer Affairs or equivalent or experience in a  regulatory role.  Experience in an advisory capacity.

If the successful applicant does not possess the relevant professional qualification they will be required to undertake the CTSI training and to complete within 3 years of commencement to become a fully qualified officer.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries to Bethany Lloyd, Tel: 01835 824000 ext 8238 or or Tricia Scott, Tel: 01835 824000 ext 5730 or

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit. 

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