Trading Standards Practitioner

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Public Sector
Salary Description:
Competitive Rate Offered
Kenyon Block Consultants
Job Ref:
KBC 2392i

We are looking for an experienced Trading Standards Practitioner to join our east London local authority client on a temporary basis

Responsible for:
To act as the training lead for Trainee Trading Standards Practitioners and Regulatory Compliance Apprentices, including those employed by the Council and on work placement, by devising & coordinating work placements, liaising with training and accreditation bodies and providing practical training, support & assistance.

Role and Context
Overall Role Purpose:

To undertake trading standards enforcement activities to discharge the Council’s statutory duties and other enforcement to regulate and deliver a compliant and successful trading economy within the borough
To ensure compliance with all trading standards related legislation within the borough through the application of technical and legal knowledge, investigation techniques and enforcement skills.
To give expert professional advice and support to consumers and to businesses promoting compliance through education, enforcement and investigation of complaints.
To specialise and maintain an expert knowledge in an identified area of enforcement, either product safety, age restricted products, fair trading, intellectual property, or doorstep crime, or other allocated priority.
To lead project or operational teams of multi-disciplinary officers in high level investigations
To ensure that trading standards compliance is fundamental to the micro economy of the Council and aggressively eliminate unfair trading practices.
To enhance the reputation of the borough through robust enforcement and achievement of results to promote the Council as a service leader and innovator.
Fundamental to fulfilling the responsibilities of this post is the ability to embrace change, respond creatively, flexibly and positively to the Council’s developing priorities.
Role Context:
The Council has a small Trading Standards team facing an unprecedented range of challenges. There are many significant operations under way investigating IP frauds, product safety, fair trading and letting agents. We work closely and rely heavily upon partnership working with the enforcement agencies, TRIT and our neighbouring authorities in the NETTSA group.

Person Specification

Statutory or Mandatory qualifications:
Level 6 Trading Standards Practitioner awarded by the Chartered Institute of Trading Standards
Evidence of Continuous Professional Development including Chartered Membership of CTSI

Educational Ability
Educated to degree level, including TSP award

Key Subject or Content Areas
Experience of Enforcement services within the public or private sectors
Experience of formal enforcement action including report preparation, evidence gathering, collation and assembly of disclosure files.

Knowledge / Experience
Knowledge of trading standards enforcement responsibilities and legislation

Experience of involvement in project led enforcement activity
Experience of achievement through partnership working
Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly form effective working relationships.
A well-developed understanding of a wide group of Council and external Agencies to deliver effective service solutions to a diverse group of service users.

Ability to coordinate the work of the team on a day-to-day basis to ensure team activities are completed effectively to required standards.
Ensure that the team maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers.
Support formal and informal learning and development opportunities to aid operational delivery and staff understanding and ability.

Skills / Abilities
Able to evaluate and analyse information and make decisions in circumstances where issues are not clear cut.
Able to work to specific timetables and understanding the importance of delivering work to agreed timetables.
Able to take responsibility for the development and implementation of projects and initiatives, which have implications across the service and involve partners from other agencies and external organisations.
Able to communicate and effectively influence others at all levels and across a variety of professional groups and organisations.
Able to write and present complex reports in a variety of settings including courts, tribunals, team and Committee meetings

Corporate Behaviours
The Council has a set of behaviours that all employees are expected to deliver in the performance of their role. The behaviour framework can be found on the Councils internet page, and these should be reflected in your application and the way you work. As part of an individual’s personal development
We expect employees of all levels to be continuously developing these core behaviours.
Effective and Collaborative Team Working
To take responsibility for personal development and actively participate in all learning and development.
To participate in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of service plans.
To support and contribute to value for money, change, service efficiency and improvement.

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Contact Details:
Kenyon Block Consultants
Tel: 020 8360 7289
Contact: Phyllis Kenyon

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