Competitive Salary Offered
Job Description Trading Standards Officer
We are looking for an experienced Trading Standards Officer to join our east London local authority client on a temporary basis
To lead on investigations and projects, particularly around lettings agents; to help assist in tasking meetings in determining resources and networking with other agencies and bodies and take those tasks forward. To support the rest of the team by ensuring work carried out meets corporate objectives.
Successfully deliver projects/investigations in an efficient and effective way and on time
Work with the team and establish good working partnerships with all stakeholders to maximise resources to deliver work outlined above
Confident in making decisions and efficient in recording their work in the Council’s systems
Confident in representing trading standards at various levels within the council and externally
Good IT skills in carrying out investigative work online
As Intelligence Led authority an excellent skill set in working with TS Intelligence Operating Model, very capable of handling intelligence and submitting intelligence to other agencies, desirable skills in INTEL analysis
Excellent working knowledge of both civil and criminal enforcement procedures under appropriate legislation which includes issuing Fixed Penalty Notices
Home Authority role for some companies and have good business advisory skills across the TS legislative spectrum
Reports directly to Principal TSO as trading standards expert and to the Business Compliance manager. To lead other members of the team and other agencies involved where appropriate.
To maintain and establish good working relationships with other enforcement agencies at all working levels including;
Internally – other regulatory services – EH and licensing, community safety, Public Health, housing, adult social care - protecting vulnerable adults, benefits
Externally – relevant police teams, ASA, Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Immigration, Action Fraud, LOTSA, NTS, other local authority agencies, HMRC
Identifying new contacts with other agencies to help assist the Council in its work.
The Council operates an Agile Working policy so there is flexibility in how and where you operate in meeting your work objectives.
Outdoor working is carrying out key project work and investigative work, including business advice and Home Authority work. On occasion some out of hours working will be required.
Technical Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum DCATS qualified or equivalent including Weights and Measures with at least two years post qualification experience. Detailed knowledge of trading standards legislation including Fair Trading and Product Safety. [Food not required as not enforced by TS]
Skilled in dealing with intelligence including analysing and submitting 5x5x5s, ability to use Memex or equivalent would be desirable.
Confident and competent in carrying out and leading investigations/projects, ensuring they meet set objectives.
Good working knowledge of APP [Flare] would be desirable but having good working disciplines in using databases for TS work is essential