We use cookies to provide you with the best possible browsing experience on our website. You can find out more below.
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission. This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
+Necessary
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
ResolutionUsed to ensure the correct version of the site is displayed to your device.
essential
SessionThese cookies allow the website to keep track of the pages you visit, so that you don’t have to repeatedly enter the same information during one session, or on each new visit.
essential

+Statistics
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
AnalyticsWe employ Google Analytics as third party analytics services. This helps us analyse how users interact with our website and to identify patterns. Google Analytics IP address anonymization is also employed, which means we do not store any personal information. This stops individual user identification and re-marketing activities.
essential


Show purposes
Apply 0 saved job saved jobs View View all
Housing

Trading Standards Officer

Contract
London, England
Up to £28.94 per hour
Apply
2020-11-05 12:19:46 2021-10-07 Eden Brown Built Environment
Nov 05, 2020

My client, a Local Authority in East London, seeks a Senior Trading Standards officer for their busy team

It is essential that you have a Diploma in Consumer and Trading Standards (DCATS) or equivalent statutory qualification, and you need to be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development

It is desirable to be a holder of a Diploma in Financial Investigations qualification or equivalent and be a member of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

You will be responsible for carrying out the duties of a Trading Standards Officer, undertake inspections, investigate complaints, prepare prosecution reports, undertake project work and carry out work outside of standard office hours.

Plan, prepare and carryout targeted operations utilising resource from across the service as appropriate to ensure the objectives of the service are met i.e. underage sales, counterfeit operations (Tobacco, DVD's etc), minimum wage and business standards operations.

Seek to raise compliance through adopting a collaborative partnership approach with businesses seeking prevention and compliance building opportunities.

The post holder will be dealing with complex issues and difficult to resolve problems across the remit of the role with the aim of raising business standards across the borough and potentially on a regional basis also. The post holder will need to seek creative and innovative solutions that achieve sustainable and long term improvements working closely with a range of colleagues and partners.

Undertake out reach work with communities and where behaviours exist that impact upon communities seek to change these behaviours utilising a range of intervention types including but not limited to engagement, notices, seizure and ultimately prosecution action.

Authorised to enforce a full range of trading standards and ancillary legislation allocated to the service unit.

To contribute to the development, maintenance and promotion of the Council's policies on equal opportunities and the development of good staff and community relations. Undertake out reach work with communities and where behaviours exist that impact upon communities seek to change these behaviours utilising a range of intervention types including but not limited to engagement, notices, seizure and ultimately prosecution action.

To carry out work associated with corporate quality and initiatives as directed, developing policy and practice along with new systems and work procedures.

Seek to raise compliance through adopting a collaborative partnership approach with businesses seeking prevention and compliance building opportunities.

To report on issues affecting the area for which the post holder is responsible, to public meetings, working parties etc. and attend those meetings as required.

To generally assist and support field staff from all disciplines in the discharge of their duties, providing guidance and support to colleagues and subordinates.

To keep records and make returns either manually or electronically as directed.

To acquire and apply specialist knowledge in a significant area of service delivery, taking responsibility for keeping up to date with developments, and providing training and guidance to colleagues.

To communicate in a confident and assertive manner that is in line with established policies, practises and priorities of the Council and maintains and enhances its credibility. To communicate in a way which meets the needs of a diverse audience and in a way that influences effectively

To liaise at a senior level with Council Officers and outside organisations on matters for which the post holder is responsible.

To take the lead role on projects from inception to conclusion using project management techniques.

To prepare detailed reports and/or briefing documents recommending defined courses of action.

To inspect trade premises, investigate complaints and carry out enforcement action as appropriate, including prosecution. To utilise intelligence resources to target actions appropriately to where they are most needed and make the biggest impact

To advise consumers and traders of their rights and obligations under all trading standards legislation

To investigate complaints arising from business or trading practices and carry out enforcement action as appropriate.

To undertake cases in accordance with PACE and CPIA requirements. This includes preparing case papers, investigating infringements (including bypass provision) and making recommendations for action.

To investigate Trading Standards /Proceeds of Crime offences and prepare legal cases in accordance with statutory code of practices to facilitate successful

To coordinate POCA investigations across the authority with authorised officers from other teams and in association with Finance and Legal Officers To develop expertise in a specialist area of trading standards work related to the priorities of the service at any given time, to update staff on the area of expertise and to draft reports for the team manager recommending procedures and policy changes where necessary.

To keep abreast of legislative and technical developments in the specialist areas in which the post holder is developing expertise.

To make test purchases, take samples and carry out screen tests within established guidelines.

To be responsible for the care and maintenance of working standards and all equipment as allocated.

To amend and update databases as instructed and co-operate with administrative staff over the maintenance of computer based and/or manual information and record systems and maintenance of the service.

To attend court as a witness for the local authority.

To attend meetings as appropriate.

To devise and carry out programmes of education, advice and enforcement to consumers, business and others as appropriate.

To give talks to schools, businesses and other groups as directed.

To prepare and write letters and reports of a complex nature including reports recommending changes in procedure and policy. To assist in implementing changes where appropriate.

Please note this is a inside IR35 role and the client will need you to start on a weeks notice if offered the role

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Contract
London, England
Up to £28.94 per hour

Related jobs

Save job Saved job
Permanent
England, London
Up to £32357 per annum + Van and fuel card
Building Services
Project Manager Apply
Save job Saved job
Contract
England, London
Up to £25.55 per hour
Save job Saved job
Contract
England, London
Up to £25 per hour
Get in touch

Connect with Eden Brown Built Environment

Headquarters

5th Floor,
4 Coleman Street
London
EC2R 5AR
Our locations