Animal Health Officer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Public Sector
East Midlands
£25 to £25 per hour
Kenyon Block Consultants
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We are looking for an Animal Health Officer to join our midlands based local authority client on a temporary basis

The successful candidate will have a background in Trading Standards

Main Purpose of the Job / Key Objectives:

The enforcement of all Trading Standards legislation within the Council with a particular emphasis on Animal Health and Animal Feed work
To give legal advice and support promoting compliance with the law through education, investigating complaints and checking the quality of goods and services.
Subject to qualification and competence, to specialise in a piece of legislation, and/or an area of work and to lead a team of officers on an investigation
Subject to qualification and competence, to oversee less experienced officers during case work.

Job Context:

1. The post holder will occasionally be required to work outside ‘normal’ office hours
2. The post holder may occasionally be required to assist in the supervision of trainee officers, work experience candidates and volunteers involved in test purchasing exercises.
3. Subject to qualification and competence the postholder maybe expected to oversee the workloads of, and allocation of work to, other members of staff.


1. Experience of dealing with the public
2. Mentoring more junior staff to ensure compliance
3. Effective negotiation with businesses to help achieve resolution of fair trading complaints
4. Enforcing and promoting compliance with trading standards related criminal law.
5. Carrying out programmes of work to required standards both qualitatively and quantitatively
6. Effective enforcement experience across a range of functions including investigating, collecting evidence, preparing cases and giving evidence in court.
7. Writing reports for committees, other Services of the Council and relevant external agencies
8. Implementing Action Plans and contributing to business planning
9. Dealing with politically sensitive and contentious matters

Working conditions/circumstances

1. Ability to adapt working hours to meet job requirements
2. A current full driving licence

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Contact Details:
Kenyon Block Consultants
Tel: 020 8360 7289
Contact: Phyllis Kenyon

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