Competitive Salary Offered
We are looking for a Trading Standards Enforcement Officer to join our Trading Standards Team. The team is part of a larger group of Regulatory Services within the Resident Services Directorate.
Ideally you will have significant experience within Trading Standards with a broad range of knowledge and investigative skills as well as experience leading on specialist topic areas. In addition, you will hold a relevant qualification such as DCATs (DTS or DCA) with an interest and working knowledge of intelligence systems, (ideally CIVICA APP), used within a Trading Standards Service.
The successful applicant will be joining a busy, friendly, and professional team. They should have the ability to work in a team environment as well as on their own, providing a customer focused responsive risk based professional service. They should be highly motivated and will be expected to deliver against a challenging work plan.
Job role includes
Enforce trading standards legislation by inspection, investigation, sampling and other means
Investigate offences under trading standards legislation and take appropriate action under the Council’s Enforcement Policy, including conducting interviews in accordance with PACE 1984 and all other relevant legislation
Collect evidence and prepare case reports for possible prosecution and attend legal proceedings
Undertake sampling of goods and services to determine if breaches of trading standards legislation are occurring, and take appropriate action
Enforce relevant Age Restricted Products legislation, including test purchasing using children under 18 as volunteer test purchasers
Issue enforcement notices under relevant trading standards legislation
Advise businesses and traders of their legal obligations relating to civil and criminal trading standards legislation
Maintain proper records for all work undertaken
Undertake enforcement activities outside normal hours.