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Technical Officer

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Grade G, Scp 23 £32,076 to Scp 27 £35,745, plus car allowance
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Technical Officer to join our busy Trading Standards Team here at Bolton Council.

You will contribute to the effective delivery of Trading Standards services to all customers by carrying out the full range of operational Trading Standards activities to protect public health and safety, prevent illegal trading practices, promote consumer protection, and deliver effective advice and education services.

You will be responsible for exercising powers to ensure that service delivery meets relevant local and national standards. You will work to continuously improve the service delivery and performance of the Trading Standards team, keeping up to date with the latest legislative and technical developments in the field.

Your responsibilities will include investigating complaints, enforcing consumer protection legislation, participating in investigations and targeted operations, and liaising with external agencies, in addition to providing technical expertise to a range of stakeholders.

About You:

You should possess excellent communication skills at all levels, an ability to work effectively using your own initiative, and be able to support the wider performance of the Trading Standards team through a culture of teamwork and flexibility.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of criminal legislation in relation to consumer protection and be able to use this knowledge to provide advice and make appropriate recommendations.

You must be able to organise and prioritise a busy workload and, where necessary, you must be willing to work outside of normal office hours on occasion to meet the needs of the service.

About Us:

This is your opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we have strong ambitions for the borough. 

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous. We are passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want Bolton to be a vibrant place built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy, engaged residents.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, flexible work opportunities, access to a Pension Scheme, as well as a range of employee wellbeing and support services.  

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