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Illicit Tobacco and Underage Sales Officer

Job description

The starting salary for this role is £34,356 per annum for working 36 hours per week and is fixed-term for two years from start-date.
Join our award-winning Trading Standards team and make a real impact on public health in Buckinghamshire!
About the role
Are you ready for an exciting challenge? We're looking for an Illicit Tobacco & Underage Sales Officer to join our dynamic team. This role, funded by the Public Health team in Buckinghamshire, offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the protection of our community's health.
Your work will be entirely within Buckinghamshire and the office base will be in Aylesbury, although there are flexible working arrangements in place which can be discussed further.
What you'll do
As a crucial member of our team, you'll carry out interventions, with minimal supervision, to determine if traders will sell age-restricted products to persons below the permitted age. These products include tobacco, vapes, nitrous oxide and alcohol.
Your role will also involve recruiting and managing young people (under 18) as test purchasers. Together with partner organisations, you'll orchestrate test purchase interventions and collect evidence in compliance with legal standards. Should non-compliance surface, you'll be responsible for producing meticulous reports that enable us to consider appropriate actions, including prosecution.
Collaboration matters!
In this role you'll collaborate closely with colleagues from Buckinghamshire Public Health, the police and other relevant organisations. Together, you'll devise effective interventions and share valuable insights and intelligence with our partners.
Raising awareness
As part of your responsibilities you'll also engage in promoting awareness events and activities related to products like tobacco and vapes. Your efforts will help us keep our communities well-informed.
To be shortlisted for an interview, your application should clearly demonstrate:

  • A successful investigatory track record
  • Up-to-date knowledge of investigation techniques and criminal evidential rules
  • Strong investigation and report-writing skills
  • A history of successful collaboration with partners
  • The ability to de-escalate conflicts and manage challenging situations
    If you're ready to take on this exciting role and make a positive impact on public health, we encourage you to apply.
    The job advert closes at 23:59 on 06/10/2023.
    Interviews will take place week commencing 16/10/2023.
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