Reference: RA0005950
Description: Head of Trading Standards & Community Safety

It’s an exciting time to join our Trading Standards & Community Safety team. The role of Head of Trading Standards & Community Safety is a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our residents. Warwickshire has a vibrant, dynamic, supportive, and solution-focused team which capitalises on the synergies between the areas of Trading Standards and Community Safety so that businesses and residents are supported and protected.

Warwickshire is an attractive and prosperous county, with a dynamic economy and a growing population. As an inclusive, innovative, and financially sound County Council, you will join a strong leadership team, focused on delivering the best outcomes for our residents and businesses. Warwickshire has just secured a County Devolution Deal, further strengthening our ability to deliver, and demonstrating a strong relationship with government.

Our Trading Standards team hosts the regional CEnTSA team which brings together 14 local authorities from the West Midlands to ensure that trading standards activity is coordinated across the region. Additionally, our team maintains a calibration service which carries out work for both UK and international clients and which provides vital income to support additional trading standards work in Warwickshire. Our Community Safety team have been successful in winning consecutive Safer Streets funding bids and continue to deliver successful partnership working. Together, the role of Head of Trading Standards & Community Safety provides a challenging and exciting leadership opportunity for potential candidates.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Additional information for Working for Warwickshire and this role can be found here.

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

Additional Information

To discuss the role please contact David Ayton-Hill, Director of Economy & Place via davidayton-hill@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date:midnight, Thursday 16th May 2024Interview date:Monday 10th June 2024

Our method of application is via our online application form. As part of the application form you will be required to upload your current CV and a supporting information document of how you meet the essential criteria.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. Seemore

Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*76,594 – *GBP*84,443 per annum
Package: 37 hours per week, permanent contract
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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