Competitive Salary Offered
Job description Trading Standards Officer
To carry out a full range of duties including effective preventative and intelligence led enforcement activity; to support local consumers and businesses.
To ensure that the council has a safe and fair trading environment, supporting local economic growth, protecting the residents from harm.
Conduct basic and complex investigations under criminal and civil legislation, producing written reports and deliver witness evidence in Court as necessary.
Enforce Trading Standards legislation by carrying out a range of activities including inspections, proactive targeted campaigns, formal sampling, equipment testing and test purchasing.
Plan, lead and report on proactive and innovative work across a number of service areas including writing detailed project proposals and detailed reports.
Develop and implement research in areas of current consumer and business concern.
Interrogate and analyse information contained on numerous databases including office records
Experience and Qualifications
Hold the Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS), or equivalent Trading Standards Qualification
Have at least three years experience of delivering a range of Trading Standards advisory and enforcement work
Have ability to investigate civil and criminal breaches of law, to gathering and present evidence for use in Court proceedings
A sound knowledge of criminal and civil legal procedures and legislation including covering investigations, laws of evidence, disclosure, data protection and RIPA
Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation, safe systems of working and carrying out Risk Assessments
A valid driving licence is essential for this role.