Senior Trading Standards Officer

Central London
08 May 2019
08 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a local authority in Central London is looking for a Senior Trading Standards Officer for a 6 month hourly contract.

This position is working within the Commercial Operations Division to carry out the duties of a Weights and Measures inspector including inspections, business advice and investigation of complaints

 DTS or DCATS with weights and measures module or equivalent qualification recognised by the Trading Standards Institute.

 Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and relevant updating.

 Recent suitable and practical experience within trading standards enforcement.

 Recent experience of carrying out planned and risk based trading standards inspections.
 Recent experience of advising directors, managers, employees and complainants in particular on trading standards issues, and interpreting legislation.

 Recent experience of investigating complaints and dealing with enquiries, particularly in relation to trading standards issues.

 Recent experience of using relevant legislation and powers e.g. serving notices, instigating prosecutions, attending Court and/or Tribunals.

 Experience of working with computers and an understanding of information technology.

 Experience of making presentations to members of the public and also selective audiences which could include Council members.
 Experience of undertaking projects, researching topics and preparing and writing reports.

Job related knowledge and skills

 Good up to date knowledge of trading standards legislation.
If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email