Apprentice Trading Standards Officer


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

07 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Apprenticeship: Level 3-6
Grade: SC5
Salary: £30,033- £31,440 per annum (36 Hours per week)
Contract Type: Temporary up to 52 months or upon successful completion of the apprenticeship
Closing Date: Sunday 7th July 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing 22nd July 2024

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the Role

Haringey Council is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual with an active interest in Trading Standards to take up our newly created apprenticeship role. As an Apprentice you will be given the opportunity to study for a professional qualification whilst undertaking on-the-job learning in the workplace.

We are looking for an Apprentice, who would like to develop a career within Trading Standards. You will work to achieve compliance with statutory requirements through communication, persuasion, guidance, and/or enforcement of legislation.

Main duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  1. Comply with obligations set out in the apprenticeship commitment statement.
  2. To develop the skills, knowledge, and expertise to allow progression through a career path in Trading Standards.
  3. Provide members of the public with advice, guidance, and information on all aspects of Trading Standards, as well as any relevant wider cross cutting council services.
  4. Use investigative, research and evaluation skills to determine the cause and effect of any given issue in order to provide a remedy and or solution.
  5. Undertake site visits and operations under the supervision of a senior member of staff.
  6. Participate in publicity campaigns, customer service improvement plans and joint initiatives across Council services and with other agencies as directed.

About You

  • Able to use initiative and work independently
  • Able to demonstrate experience in administrative processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, Power Point where the role requires
  • Possess a high standard of numeracy, literacy and grammatical accuracy
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise own workload effectively
  • Ability to work with accuracy
  • To communicate effectively with a range of people and organisations using verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, in order to influence, persuade, negotiate and disseminate information.

You will be required to attend job training in Trading Standards via a combination of face to face and online workshops, one – to ones and reviews.

Qualifications / Other Requirements / How to apply

  • Candidates require 5 GCSEs (Score of 4/Grade C or above) or 5 GCEs (Grade C or above) including: English Language and Mathematics (or the equivalent Level 2 Key skills).
  • Be a resident of the London Borough of Haringey or attended a school / further education institution within Haringey.
  • Be aged 16 and over (applications are strongly encouraged from 18- 24-year-olds).
  • We welcome applications from Haringey Care Leavers (18-25) and those with disabilities and guarantee an interview for those who meet the minimum criteria.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and well-being support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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