Trading Standards Team Leader

South East England
12 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
Full Time

Buckingham Futures are recruiting for a Trading Standards Team leader to support the Regulatory Services Management Team in the delivery of Community Protection functions, specifically leading on one or more of the following areas; Trading Standards, licensing, anti-social behaviour, street trading and noise nuisance functions. This involves overseeing and coordinating key resources including up to 8 professional and technical staff, and the delivery of the work programmes.  



What you’ll be doing:


Represent the council and promote the Regulatory Services objectives in a wide range of forums

Influence the shape and direction of the council’s Regulatory Services work

Line manage a team providing professional and technical Regulatory Services, undertaking regular one-to-one meetings with staff as appropriate

Manage effectively to ensure high quality, professional resource utilisation and service delivery standards across the service area

To be the training officer for the team

Provide specialist Regulatory Services advice within the Authority as required

Ensure a timely and efficient service within the service area allocated

Originate reports and prepare and evaluate statistical and other information

Undertake investigations of service requests, contraventions of legislation, appeals, licensing requirements, risk or other circumstances within the general purview of the Section. Inspect or visit vehicles, stalls, plant or equipment.

Undertake the enforcement of legislation and exercise powers as required

Prepare and deliver publicity campaigns and educational and preventative work, as required

Provide evidence at legal proceedings and other quasi-judicial hearings

Develop changes in procedures, systems and operational strategies to maintain efficiency and effectiveness

Prepare committee reports and present reports to Members at Committee when required

Lead and coordinate on Team input into Service area feeding into corporate reporting e.g. corporate plan updates

Deliver the team’s business plan and work programme plan

Monitor and report on Team performance against internal and external performance indicators.





Fully qualified, EHRB registered and eligible for Voting Membership of the CIEH  Or Fully qualified Trading Standards Officer with the DCATS (including the Weights and Measures module) or DTS or equivalent - Desirable

Fully qualified and experienced Environmental Health/Trading Standards/Licensing Officer, with a minimum of three years post qualification experience

Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

Political awareness and the ability to escalate issues to Senior Managers to enable them to properly inform elected Members

Ability to conduct 1:1 case load management and to be able to report issues therefrom

Ability to progress projects in a timely manner in accordance with Corporate Guidelines




A competitive basic Salary

Paid membership for CTSI

23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave

The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice

Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more

Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform



If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications for this role and feel you match the requirements, or if you would like more information about the role, please contact us on 020 8125 4321 or email