Redbridge is a progressive local authority embracing innovation and change. We are one of five councils shortlisted by the Municipal Journal for the prestigious Local Authority of the Year 2019 award. With a small yet proactive Trading Standards team we deliver priorities supporting vulnerable residents and regulating rogue traders. We champion partnership working with neighbouring authorities, Police, private sector and other agencies. Recent results include a ground-breaking £480,000 fine for under-age knife sales and uncovering a £3million IP fraud.
Based in the Civic hub in Ilford, we actively encourage home, mobile and off-site working to deliver our outcomes.
We need a qualified Trading Standards Practitioner to join our team to lead projects, plan operations and deliver priority enforcement. If leading high-level investigations against fraudsters, criminals and major organisations appeals to you, join our team. We have major operations waiting to be launched.
This is an active field officer post and you will have to exercise warrants, pursue rogue traders and support victims. You will be a highly motivated self-starter with good organisational abilities and be a determined completer / finisher.
You will need to be assertive with good communication and negotiation skills to deliver best practice. You will work in partnership with neighbouring North-East London authorities, Police and Fire Services and other enforcement teams. You will need the full range of investigation and reporting skills, including appearance at local Magistrates' and Crown Courts.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of achievement and a commitment to supporting vulnerable victims, consumers and compliant businesses within the borough.
A full driving licence or alternative means of travel to multiple sites around the borough is essential. Officers using their cars on Council business are paid a mileage allowance.
Interviews to be held 6th June 2019
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