Market Inspector

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Market and Street Trading Inspector
Contract Part time
£15.67 per hour

Our client is looking for two part time Market and Street Trading Inspector.

2 part time staff (3 days) which include weekend work. The hours include Shift pattern between 7am-3pm and 11am-7pm)**


The post holder is responsible for Initiating appropriate enforcement, advisory or informative actions within the areas of responsibility with the aim of ensuring the satisfactory performance of the markets and street trading activities as well as securing safe, clean and efficient market areas. This will also include in the remit of initiating appropriate enforcement activities with regards to illegal dumping and disposal of commercial waste within the designated markets and street trading areas.

The responsibility will also include regulating activities within the borough’s markets and designated street trading areas, in accordance with legislative requirements and agreed policies and procedures.


1. To develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships and lines of communication between the Markets Team and the Market Traders and other retailers to maximise the trading potential and shopping experience of each Market.

2. To develop open and positive communications with traders in order to identify traders with strong market trading skills and experience who could play a key role in the trader mentoring and development programme.

3. To represent the Council by providing a professional front line service to traders and service users.

4. To ensure the setting up and closing down of all Markets, including assisting traders accessing and assembling stalls.

5. To under-take enforcement activity of behalf of Enforcement and the issue of fixed penalty notices.
6. Monitor the activities of traders and initiate appropriate action where these activities do not conform to legislative, licence and or other requirements and agreed Council policies and procedures.

7. Prepare reports, provide statements and give evidence as required to address breaches of legislation and/or licence conditions and to attend court to act as a witness for the London Borough of Hackney.

8. Ensure trading takes place in accordance with the licence issued and legislative and other requirements; taking effective action to deal with any illegal trading activity inside or outside of market areas.

9. To promote and comply with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy in the opposition to and eradication of all forms of discrimination and ensure all services are accessible to all users.

10. To provide information required by the management team to support any reporting processes for which they have an overall responsibility.

11. To undertake any other duties of a similar nature which may arise from time to time, which are commensurate with the grade of the post and within the capabilities of the post holder.

12. To communicate in a way that meets the needs of a diverse audience and in a way that influences effectively.

13. To actively seek views from traders and to encourage entrepreneurship and develop new talent within the market.

14. To have an awareness of the organizational context and commitment to the Council's organizational values and beliefs.

15. To undertake any training/development as required in consultation with the Senior Markets and Street Trading Inspector and with their advice and assistance, develop own skills after initial training.

16. Attend market areas during hours and days appropriate to each market, to maintain a continuing presence, maintain trading records and take appropriate action to ensure trading is well regulated.

17. To work a varied shift pattern which will incorporate working from 7am to 7pm Monday to Sunday.

18. To advise traders of their duties and responsibilities in relation to their trading agreement/s. To issue cautions and were necessary and report any infringements to the Senior Markets and Street Trading Inspector.

19. Take the necessary action to deal with the removal of fly pitchers, and the initial action to deal with traders selling counterfeit goods and other serious breaches of legislation liaising with other personnel as necessary, including Trading Standards Officers, the Legal Department and Police.

20. Keep fully conversant with legislation and prescribed policies and procedures and act in accordance with these and ensure trading takes place within these and the licence issued.

21. To liaise with and develop professional relationships with other teams within the Council that may have an interest in regards to markets and street trading activities and or these designated areas within the borough i.e. Highways and Engineering, Enforcement, Waste/Street Cleansing services.

22. Provide advice and assistance to traders including the resolution of disputes that may arise between them in relation to the use of pitches.

23. To be the first point of contact for the public for advice and assistance with complaints, dealing with them sympathetically using initiative to resolve problems and liaise with traders on their behalf where appropriate.

24. Generally act to promote a safe, clean and efficiently run market that complies with relevant Health & Safety requirements.

25. To issue daily licences to casual traders strictly in accordance with current policies and procedures, assessing competing demands for limited pitches, carrying out the relevant administration and taking payment in respect of this.

26. Ensure that traders’ vehicles do not obstruct the public highway in the market area.

27. To take proactive and supportive approach in regards to the professional delivery of a Markets and Street Trading service.

28. To carry out regular inspections of shop front trading premises, issuing licences and undertaking enforcement.

Please only apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise. The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV

Contact Details:
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Contact: Kris Clare

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