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Council Offices, West Dunbartonshire Council, 16 Church Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QL
£36,516 - £39,928 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Trading Standards Officer to join the service of West
Dunbartonshire . We are looking for a high performing, enthusiastic officer who is committed to improving consumer safety and economic wellbeing and who will contribute to our goal of making our council area a better place to live, work and do business in.

In post, you will be challenged to develop your knowledge, skills and expertise and be encouraged to take the lead role in investigations and act as our specialist officer in particular areas of work. You will hold the DTS (or equivalent) and will carry out the full range of duties and functions of a qualified officer. Applications will also be considered from those who are currently working towards attaining the CTSI Trading Standards Officer qualification.

You will be required to work effectively in a Trading Standards team with colleagues and partner agencies to support legitimate businesses and protect consumers from harm by conducting investigations, carrying out business inspections and dealing with complaints in respect of the legislation enforced by West Dunbartonshire Council as a local Weights and Measures Authority.

You will be an effective communicator, have proven ability to understand complex legal issues over the wide range of trading standards functions and appropriately apply investigative skills and techniques.

You will work on your own initiative and have the ability to contribute to the development of work practices, policies and procedures. You will also be comfortable dealing with people at differing levels and in a wide range of situations and work as part of a team.


The preferred candidate will be required to complete a   BASIC?   Disclosure check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The Individual

West Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility.  For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:
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