Trading Standards Manager

Trading Standards
200002RP Requisition #

| Salary £47,847-£51,903 per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | Trading Standards |


Job Title – Trading Standards Manager

Salary – £47,847 £51,903

Location - Preston

Hours – 37 Hours per week Full time/Permanent

Closing date – 29th January 2021


Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority in England and is a delightful mix of bustling towns and cities with a rich history of industry and creativity, sitting alongside peaceful, picturesque countryside and magnificent coastlines. Lancashire is a great place to live and work.

As a county council our remit is substantial, varied and complex - but our purpose is simple – we exist to serve the people of Lancashire by working as efficiently and innovatively as possible to prioritise the services they need and want. The Trading Standards Service has a key role in protecting residents and visitors from fraudulent and illegal practices as well as tackling rogue trading practices and supporting honest businesses to grow and thrive. We are also part of the Council's Public Health directorate and play an important role to play in advancing the health of residents and visitors to the County.


Job Role/Key responsibilities

An exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced Trading Standards professional to join the Senior Management Team in the Trading Standards Service.  You will use your expertise and knowledge to guide and direct a team of Principal Officers and operational teams primarily in the fields of alcohol and tobacco interventions and preventative initiatives, Consumer Support and Safe Trader Scheme, Safety, Petroleum & Explosives and Intelligence Management. You will also contribute to the strategic direction of the Service as a whole, as part of the Service's Senior Management Team.


Key responsibilities: 

  • Lead on the interpretation and communication of policy, legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to a wider service area, scanning the horizon for relevant changes that may impact the business.
  • Proactively provide expert advice to meet internal/external customers’ needs, to inform multi-agency initiatives, and to facilitate management decision-making which will have medium to long term effects on the business,
  • Evaluate existing provision and monitor service developments to recommend large scale service improvements for decision by senior management e.g. reviewing service delivery models.
  • Review management information requirements and identify improvements to ensure information gathered meets requirements for service planning or legal/security requirements.
  • Represent the Council at external forums, conferences and meetings to build professional networks and influence wider policy agendas.
  • Lead on the design and delivery of medium to large projects to resolve service issues or to achieve service improvements. This includes initiating and scoping improvement projects, and leading on the design of objectives.
  • Lead, develop and promote a culture of continual professional development of all staff at each level.

Job Requirements

Applicants must possess the Diploma in Trading Standards or equivalent, including the statutory qualifications required to undertake Weights and Measures and Food Standards enforcement. You must have a detailed knowledge and broad experience of applying relevant legislation and current standards relating to Trading Standards. You will have significant experience of developing and managing service delivery.



Join our team and we'll offer you excellent opportunities to do new things, a commitment to support you, and the potential to influence and improve the way we work. In return for your passion and expertise we offer all our staff a very good benefits package. This includes a generous relocation reimbursement package to move to Lancashire. We are a family friendly employer with a variety of flexible working arrangements available.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

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.

For a confidential and informal discussion please contact Paul Noone on 01772 534123

For full details of the role and to apply, please visit our website

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


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