Trading Standards Officers - x2 Permanent and 1 Fixed Term Contract for 6 months
PO1/P03: Starting salary £33,459 pa rising in annual increments to £40,653 pa incl LW
Lambeth is a dynamic and exciting borough that stretches from the banks of the Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament to Streatham and West Norwood in the south, via the South Bank, Clapham, Brockwell Park, iconic Brixton and the UK’s busiest station at Waterloo. With over 320,000 residents, bustling markets, iconic music and arts venues, large-scale corporate businesses and small and medium enterprises, the borough is home to diverse, strong and engaged communities.
The Trading Standards team has an essential role in maintaining and developing Lambeth as a well-regulated, compliant and safe place to live, work, visit and do business, and we are now recruiting to posts within the team.
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 and a focus on results 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
For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Bill Bilon, Principal Trading Standards Officer on 020 7926 9871 or 07971 17480.
The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is Sunday 9 December at midnight.
Interviews for these posts will be held during week commencing Monday 10th December 2018.
Please download the job description & person specification via this link