Trading Standards, Enforcement
Competitive Salary Offered
Trading Standards Investigator
We are currently recruiting on behalf of our east Midlands client for a Trading Standards Investigator to contribute and support local consumers and businesses to give the County a better trading environment.
This is a temporary contract up to the 31/03/2023
Main duties and responsibilities:
Enforce Trading Standards legislation via a variety of methods including complaint investigation, inspections, projects and targeted advice/education.
Conduct complex investigations in line with relevant legal powers and procedural provisions, producing a written investigation report and attending court as necessary.
Collect, assess, analyse and share intelligence in a lawful manner and to contribute to the Service’s tasking and coordination process.
Work closely with accredited financial investigators to ensure that all opportunities for the recovery of assets from defendants, who are the subject of investigations, are maximised.
Provide advice and assistance to residents as applicable to prevent future similar problems.
Develop and maintain an up to date knowledge and expertise within the areas of work allocated.
Lead teams of multi-agency officers on investigations and operations appropriate to the role.
Develop and maintain effective collaborative working with other agencies.
Contribute to the development of, and lead on the delivery of cross cutting, multi-agency projects.
Represent the client at a local and regional level, when required.
Provide training and mentoring to relevant staff.
Hold a valid UK driving licence.
Comprehensive knowledge of procedural legislation governing criminal investigation.
Knowledge of legislation relating to fraud, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, POCA, criminal attempts and related offences.
Substantial proven experience of working in an investigatory role and investigating a range of complex criminal offences.
An understanding of the need for and the aims of a modern Trading Standards Service and the current challenges facing service delivery.
Proven ability to interpret and apply complex legislation and similar documents.
Proven ability to handle, manage and record intelligence.
Experience of effective partnership working.
Ability to investigate offences, prepare concise accurate information reports and give evidence in court proceedings
You will be required to pass and maintain non-police personnel level 2 (full) vetting for this role.