Vape Compliance Support Officer

Job Description


Vape Compliance Support Officers (2 full time posts 37 hours per week, 1 Year Fixed Term)

Full time fixed term contract (initially for one year with view to a further extension)

Kent Trading Standards are offering an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals as part of a small team focused on decreasing access of vape products to those under the legal age limit.

No prior enforcement or regulatory experience will be necessary for the support roles, however for all posts you will be well organised and a good communicator to influence the behaviour of e-cigarettes retailers as well as liaising with partner agencies. You will also need to possess IT skills to collate data from visits and provide summary reports at regular intervals.

Our office is based in Ashford with capability for you to work from home where appropriate. You will be expected to work across Kent regularly to carry out visits.

The roles offer significant benefits including:

  • Remote and flexible working,

  • Paid Chartered Trading Standards Institute membership,

  • A commitment to continual professional development and training

  • Support from the dedicated Consumer and Public Safety Team

  • Exclusive staff discounts/cashback on a range of products and services through our Kent Rewards program.

  • Access to a range of KCC staff groups providing support and development opportunities to staff across our diverse workforce.

  • A wide range of health and wellbeing support.

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 after 5 years, plus bank holidays.

  • The option to enroll in the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer matched contributions.

To be shortlisted for interview you will need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the person specification in the Job Description.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Coffee and Chat

We would like to invite you to a virtual informal coffee and chat session on Monday 14th August, 13.00 this is NOT mandatory and not part of the selection process. It is an It is an informal opportunity to ask questions about how it feels to work in a compliance role in the Trading Standards service. You will gain an insight into our service and what it is like working in our Team. This will all help you to decide if we are right for you should you be offered a position.

Please confirm if you will be attending the coffee and chat session by emailing Oliver Jewell on [email protected]

To apply please submit your details via the KCC jobs portal as we are aware of some technical issues with submissions via 3rd party CV and job websites.

Contact Details

If you would like more information please contact Oliver Jewell on [email protected] or telephone 03000 412020

About The Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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