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Senior Trading Standards Officer (Team Leader Post)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and qualified Trading Standards Officer to progress into a managerial role as a Senior Trading Standards Officer in Northumberland. Alternatively, you may already be a TSO in a managerial role that is looking to broaden their skills. 

The Trading Standards and Animal Health team are part of the Public Protection Service, sitting in the same directorate as Fire and Rescue, Corporate Health and Safety and Civil Contingences. Service delivery is achieved through a blend of office-based (Fire Service HQ, Cramlington) and agile working – including working from home. 

The remit for the post holder will be a balance of line managing a number of staff and operational service delivery of the full range of Trading Standards work. Ideally, you will already be qualified in either Food Standards or Feed Hygiene but this is not essential, provided that you are willing to commit to supported achievement of one, or both of these qualifications within an agreed timescale  

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a positive mindset, that is able to think on their feet and be flexible in their approach to service demands across the whole of the County.  Other essential qualities include strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to deal firmly but fairly with people, and the capability to organise and prioritise a demanding, varied workload.  

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Laura Brooks by email: or tel: 01670 623705. 

Essential requirements:

  • Essential qualification for this role is Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma (or its antecedents). 

  • A full driving licence, valid in the UK is required. 


Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”. 


Why choose us? 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Car leasing scheme 


Further information 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.   

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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