Trading Standards Team Leader

Camden, London (Greater)
£41,952 - £48,663
19 Nov 2020
03 Dec 2020
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

About us 

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fastest-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Trading Standards Team Leader, you’ll be the Lead Officer for Trading Standards coordinating the performance of the team.

The role 

You will be a well experienced Trading Standards professional responsible for managing work allocation, delivering and improving Camden’s Trading Standards delivering outcomes for consumers and businesses. You will line manage a team and have responsibility for service planning and tasking, staff training and development including data management responsibilities.

You will provide professional support and advice to officers, councillors and stakeholders in relation to Trading Standards as well as be the lead point of expertise on specific trading standards and consumer protection policy on behalf of the Service. 

The right individual will have good project management and investigation skills with a broad range of knowledge on all aspects of Trading Standards including doorstep crime, e-crime, lettings enforcement, illegal and unsafe products. You will take responsibility for ensuring investigations are completed and done on time, using appropriate interventions in line with the Camden Plan priorities and enforcement policies. You will also develop and maintain a vision for quality and continuous service delivery improvements with a strong focus on customer service.  

If you are an experienced, qualified, Trading Standards professional, eager to develop your leadership skills, and committed to developing and maintaining strong partnership working, we are keen to hear from you. 

About you

You MUST have a Diploma in Trading Standards or its equivalent including weights and measures. Be competent in trading standards and consumer protection with recent experience of delivery and training for role requirements. To hold a recognised management qualification is desirable.

Experience or capability/knowledge of managing a team of professional officers in their development and performance to deliver service objectives and have a detailed knowledge/understanding of the legislative framework relevant to Trading Standards and experience in its application to casework 

You will also be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and have the ability to express complex information accurately, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. 

Please refer to the job profile for more information.  

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits. 

Additional information     

To view the Job Profile please click HERE  

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.   

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website  

Asking for Adjustments   

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.