Newham is one of the most diverse and fastest growing areas in the country. We have one of the largest indoor city shopping centers in Europe, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with families now established, the refurbished London Olympic Village, this is an exciting time to join the Council. We are putting people at the heart of everything we do and this is reflected in our corporate values.
Trading Standards Officer
£32,430 - £42,684 pa
x 2 posts
You will be expected to undertake general trading standards work which includes:-
• Taking part in the current and new primary authority arrangements
• To lead in a specialist field of work
• Advising businesses and community groups of the requirements of trading standards legislation.
• Undertaking a range of proactive trading standards investigations and formal enforcement work including investigating complaints.
• Using IT and a range of software packages.
You will be DCA or DTS qualified or equivalent experience with a proven history of Trading Standards law enforcement .You will have excellent communications skills and will be required to possess a full (manual) current driving license and to pass the Council’s driving test. The postholder will sometimes be required to work evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays in order to meet service requirements. He/she will also be expected to work remotely in the field or at any suitable office location.
The Job is located within the Trading Standards team and a Disclosure & Barring Services Check (DBS) at Enhanced level is required for this role
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Applications must be submitted online
CV’s or cover letters will not be accepted
Applicants must submit a personal supporting statement, addressing all the criteria as detailed in the Person Specification
For an informal chat about this please call George McDougal on 02033739871