020 8125 4321

(BF7329) Trading Standards Officer

Buckingham Futures
February 10, 2020
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Our client in the West Midlands is recruiting for a Trading Standards Officer on an interim basis to play an active role in delivering the Trading Standards Service to start asap.
- To carry out a full range of duties including effective preventative and intelligence-led enforcement activity; to support local consumers and businesses.
- To ensure that the council has a safe and fair trading environment, supporting local economic growth, protecting the residents from harm.
- Conduct basic and complex investigations under criminal and civil legislation, producing written reports and deliver witness evidence in Court as necessary.
- Enforce Trading Standards legislation by carrying out a range of activities including inspections, proactive targeted campaigns, formal sampling, equipment testing and test purchasing.
- Plan, lead and report on proactive and innovative work across a number of service areas including writing detailed project proposals and detailed reports.
- Develop and implement research in areas of current consumer and business concern.
- Interrogate and analyse information contained on numerous databases including office records
Experience and Qualifications
- Hold the Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS), or equivalent Trading Standards Qualification
- Have at least three years experience of delivering a range of Trading Standards advisory and enforcement work
- Have ability to investigate civil and criminal breaches of law, to gathering and present evidence for use in Court proceedings
- A sound knowledge of criminal and civil legal procedures and legislation including covering investigations, laws of evidence, disclosure, data protection and RIPA
- Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation, safe systems of working and carrying out Risk Assessments
A valid driving licence is essential for this role.
For further information call us on 02087325450 or email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com
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