Competitive Salary Offered
I am currently looking for a Trading Standards Enforcement Officer on behalf of a local authority client I am working with based in the South West of England due to an increase in case load.
Carry out duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
To carry out inspections, surveys and investigations in respect of the Council's duties and responsibilities under all relevant licensing legislation often in challenging situations and working in conjunction with other teams as required.
Investigate complaints and service requests and take appropriate action.
To provide specialist and expert advice and guidance to licensees, applicants, general public, Councillors and colleagues on licensing matters, and in particular to interpret new and existing legislation to assess their implications for the community.
Undertake enforcement duties in accordance with the service enforcement policy. Prepare cases and evidence for legal proceedings. To appear and give expert evidence at Court, Tribunal or other statutory Hearing.
To obtain and consider all available evidence and best practice advice; to undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent enforcement action to resolve any identified non-compliances. This may include seizure (including cash), prohibition, closure, etc. and preparation and service of statutory or fixed penalty notices, simple cautions and other legal documents. Where authorised, to execute delegated enforcement powers and act as an Authorised Officer or signatory of the Council.
To scrutinise draft Council policies, and write reports, committee papers, procedures, protocols, risk assessments, service plans, action plans and proposals; and advise on their adequacy within the field of licensing.
To represent the Council at meetings, internal or external and liaise with other authorities, agencies, council units, service providers, government representatives, traders, customers and others. To organise and participate in forum groups in relation to specific licensing functions.
To prepare reports on premises/activities inspected, following complaints, programmed inspections or as part of surveys, and maintain premises, case, and other records.
To prepare and progress licensing reports for Council committees, panels and other meetings as required. Attend and present reports to committees etc. as necessary.
Using council powers as part of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
Only applicants part of the Charted Trading Standards Institute will be considered.
A degree in a subject area relevant to Trading Standards is mandatory.