Salary range: £33,291 - £45,585 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Exciting opportunities for Trading Standards Senior/Enforcement Officers
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough and acts as the host authority for our joint Trading Standards consortium with the London Borough of Harrow. Spanning both inner and outer London, our boroughs have huge contrasts in terms of their economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up.
Our office and facilities are modern overlooking Wembley Stadium and Arena offering flexible working conditions and opportunities to embrace new technologies.
We are looking for two enthusiastic, highly motivated, hardworking officers with a detailed knowledge of a range of consumer protection legislation. If successful, you will be part of our committed Regulatory Team undertaking a full array of Trading Standards duties across all disciplines including safety, fair trading and doorstep crime, investigating criminal breaches, supporting businesses with both proactive and primary authority advice, maximising income opportunities, preparing investigation reports and working with our Financial Investigators.
The Trading Standards service sits within Regulatory Services which includes officers from Food Safety, Health and Safety, Licensing, and Environmental Health disciplines and post holders will be expected to contribute to wider service and joint working projects with other teams where required.
Successful candidates will be motivated, strategic thinkers holding a Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards or equivalent or having past regulatory service experience. You will be competent at investigating complex cases, able to use your own initiative, have good written and verbal communication skills, will be organised and concise, be committed to providing high standards of customer service and hold a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Trading Standards legislative framework.
Closing Date: 10 November 2019 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced Children Barred’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.