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Senior Trading Standards Officer

Employer
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£44,370 - £50,964 per annum.
Closing date
30 Aug 2021

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Sector
Corporate Services, Customer Services
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

About Us:

Champion the highest standards for diverse businesses and customers.  

At the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we put our community at the heart of everything we do. Our new Trading Standards team helps local businesses and their customers thrive. They protect businesses and consumers alike from unfair trading practices, and ensure businesses trade safely and ways that comply with their important statutory responsibilities. You’ll be a vital member of the team, helping to develop junior officers and taking the lead on key areas. 

Kensington and Chelsea offers unique opportunities and experiences to a trading standards professional. Across our diverse borough, we’re tackling issues ranging from lettings, to underage sales of prohibited goods, to product safety and frauds and ensuring consumers know their rights. 

Join our supportive and forward-thinking team and you’ll make a real difference in a fantastic area. 

The Role:

As Senior Trading Standards Officer you’ll hit the ground running, taking on a broad portfolio and connecting with a wide range of people - from the officers you coach, to the contractors you monitor and the entrepreneurs you’ll help to guide in the right direction. In a nutshell, we’ll look to you to manage and organise the provision of a service that promotes a fair and safe trading environment. Your responsibilities will include managing casework, maintaining knowledge of trading standards matters, and motivating colleagues to do a great job. 

At our council you will be recognised and valued as a subject matter lead and technical expert, taking the lead on key projects. Our subject matter areas include Weights and Measures Inspector, Accredited Financial Investigator, Intelligence Operations (Level 4 Diploma), and Lettings and Estate Agency Specialist. As a primary subject area lead you’ll carry out statutory duties ranging from investigation and analysis to enforcement. Along the way, you’ll recommend changes to policy and procedure, to help the team improve constantly in their quest to serve the community. 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

Together with a Diploma in Trading Standards or Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (or equivalent) you will also have a specialist qualification relevant to subject matter expertise. Proven experience in trading standards, or a related field involving the application of diverse enforcement tools, is essential. Equally important will be in-depth knowledge of investigatory practices, legal practices, legislation - and, crucially, the needs of businesses. 

A self starter and a team player, you’re a great communicator both in person and in writing. 

In return you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays. 

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s alone will not be considered for this role. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk

 

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