Principal Officer Intel Mgt.

Trading Standards
220002GX Requisition #


| Salary £39,571-£44,624Per annum | Permanent,  Full Time,  37 hours per week |Pro Rata

Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority and is a great place to live and work. We are a family friendly employer with a variety of flexible working arrangements available.

Trading Standard's general role is to make sure that consumers are protected from unfair trading and to successfully support businesses that are legitimate.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wants to make a real difference to the work of the service. You can help us make sure that trading standards is equipped with the right intelligence, information, and resources to be the best that we can be.

Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the key deliverables of the Trading Standards Service, with responsibility for providing support to the various teams at the front end of protecting consumers and supporting honest businesses.

The role will lead on the delivery of effective intelligence activity and planning, providing support to the Trading Standards Management Team to develop policies and strategies. You will also lead on the development of an annual strategic, assessment as well as providing regular reports internally and to government and external agencies

You will be an intelligence specialist or at least be committed to championing its use as part of the service's culture, preferably from a trading standards, police or complex regulatory environment with substantial relevant experience.

With great people skills you will also be a people manager, as well as managing the intelligence function and its officers you will manage a small but busy business support team ensuring a variety of finance / procurement / licensing and administrative actives and other developing requirements are effectively carried out, freeing up front-line officers from bureaucratic processes.

As a Principal Officer you will be ensuring the work of your teams support the whole range of trading standards functions whilst you will have lead responsibility for scam prevention work and Age Restricted Sales test purchasing activities.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and project management skills. You will need to maintain an unusual mix of knowledge of relevant legislation, including Age Restricted Sales, PACE, Information Governance, Data Protection & Regulatory Investigatory Powers.

You may be required to work outside normal working hours, when necessary, to participate in evening / weekend age restricted sales projects. A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

For a confidential and informal discussion please contact Angela Lomax Trading Standards Manager on 01772 532380 (If after 1.7.22 Lauren Manning on 01772 533344)

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.


Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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