Trading Standards Officers - Permanent X 2 and 6 months Secondment / Fixed Term Contract X 1
PO1/P03: Starting salary £33,459 pa rising in annual increments to £40,653 pa incl LW
Lambeth Council is committed to working with our local communities and businesses to promote a safe, fair and responsible trading environment, where legitimate businesses can thrive, and consumers have confidence in the goods and services they buy. Trading Standards have a key role in making this happen, and there is now an exciting opportunity to apply to join the team at Lambeth.
The Trading Standards Officers will play a key role in supporting the Principal Trading Standards Officer to deliver and develop a high quality, well-run service.
Successful applicants will be DTS qualified or equivalent, and will be expected to demonstrate a broad technical background across a range of Trading Standards and related disciplines, and, once in post, to undertake the full range of trading standards duties. This will involve carrying out inspections, responding to service requests and the investigation of complaints and preparation of criminal prosecution files across all disciplines including product safety, fair trading, doorstep crime, rogue traders, underage sales and metrology control (where suitably qualified).
Excellent communication skills together with the ability to listen, explain, negotiate and influence are essential requirements for this post.
Occasional working outside of normal office hours is required for all posts.
Successful candidates will be offered the post subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk
The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is Tuesday 25th September at midnight.
Interviews for these posts will be held on Monday 8th October and Tuesday 9th October 2018.
Please download the job description & person specification via this link