Competitive Salary Offered
A temporary vacancy has arisen within a West London Trading Standards Service. The successful candidate would be appointed to the post of Trading Standards Officer.
To be appointed to the post of a Trading Standards Officer, the post holder will be required to carry out the full range of statutory trading standards enforcement duties, depending on qualifications and competency, in relation to metrology, food standards, intellectual property, fair trading law, consumer product safety, credit, feeding stuffs and fertilisers, doorstep crime and underage sales.
The post holder will work within a generic team carrying out inspections, projects, and investigations into complex and serious breaches of trading standards legislation. Identify legal contraventions and select, recommend, and execute appropriate enforcement activity based on assessed risk. The post holder will have sole responsibility for undertaking this work and the duties will include presenting solutions to bring a resolution to complex issues.
The post holder will be required to comply with the training, qualifications and competence requirements and they must hold one of the following qualifications.
Professional CTSI qualification Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS) or Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS) or Higher Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (HDCATS) or Trading Standards Practitioner Diploma (TSPD) or equivalent and a university degree. Legal Metrology and Food Standards modules are essential for this role.