Competitive Salary Offered
Job Description Trading Standards Officer
Welcome to an exciting career opportunity with a north London Council! We are thrilled to introduce a compelling role for a Trading Standards Officer (Intellectual Property)
If you are a dedicated professional in the field, eager to contribute to the delivery of Trading Standards and Consumer Protection.
Role Purpose :
Contribute to Trading Standards and Consumer Protection functions within Business and Consumer Services, emphasising effective investigation of complex cases, especially related to alcohol, tobacco, and Intellectual Property / counterfeit issues.
Conduct visits to ensure compliance with legislation, support the Trading Standards Principal Officer in setting priorities, and lead liaison with relevant agencies.
Self-motivated to lead, manage, and drive improvement, ensuring an effective service delivery.
Keep abreast of legislative developments, draft statutory compliance documents, and attend external meetings.
Produce performance reports for Trading Standards agencies.
Example Objectives :
Act on local information about non-compliant traders.
Liaise with agencies for intelligence.
Ensure timely investigation of cases aligned with NTS and priorities.
Collaborate with teams within Environmental Health and other relevant council teams.
Foster partnerships with ACG, Immigration Officers and other BIDs.
Monitor markets in the Real Deal initiative.
Demonstrate familiarity with trading standards legislation.
Follow NTS National Intelligence Model principles.
Assist in preparing information for local tasking meetings.
Present reports for senior managers and Public Health partners.
Attend trading standards team meetings.
Carry out education on legislation changes.
Review and submit responses on license applications.
Update TS systems and maintain the forensic laptop.
Lead operations and participate in agency operations.
People Management Responsibilities :
Lead investigatory officer and IP technical expert.
Supervise or mentor apprentices and support staff.
Provide Trading Standards guidance and training.
Oversee work by apprentices and covert human intelligence sources.
Reports to Business and Consumer Services Manager.
Works closely with the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, National Trading Standards, and LTS regional intelligence analyst.
Build effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Key Contacts :
Public; Businesses / business representatives; Police; National Trading Standards
BEIS, Department of Health, Cabinet members and ward councillors
Directorates and services across the Council
Other local government and regional authorities
Government agencies, non-government agencies.
Work Environment :
Mixture of office-based work, site visits, and meetings.
Attend evening meetings or other out-of-hours events as necessary.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Work in a busy office environment with competing demands.
Work in an agile way, prioritising work within an empowered team culture.