Trading Standards Officer

Buckingham Futures
South London
Closing date
23 Oct 2021

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Trading Standards
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Buckingham Futures have taken on an excellent opportunity for a Trading Standards Officer in South London to play a lead role in enforcing and seeking compliance with consumer legislation.



Main Duties


Enforce trading standards legislation by inspection, investigation, sampling and other means.

Investigate offences under trading standards legislation and take appropriate action under the Council’s Enforcement Policy, including conducting interviews in accordance with PACE 1984 and all other relevant legislation.

Collect evidence and prepare case reports for possible prosecution in accordance with Council policy and attend legal proceedings, where necessary, on behalf of the Council.

Fulfil the statutory role of Deputy Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures including assisting the Trading Standards Manager in the preparation of statutory reports

Undertake sampling of goods and services to determine if breaches of trading standards legislation are occurring, and take appropriate action under the Council’s Enforcement Policy.

Enforce relevant Age Restricted Products legislation, including test purchasing using children under 18 as volunteer test purchasers.

Issue licences and notices under relevant trading standards legislation.

Advise businesses & traders of their legal obligations relating to civil and criminal trading standards legislation.




Diploma in Trading Standards or equivalent.    


Experience & Knowledge           


2 years minimum post qualification experience of an enforcement role within Trading Standards                 

Previous experience of enforcing weights and measures legislation

Knowledge of criminal legislation relating to Trading Standards.                             


To register your interest, please email your CV to or call us on 020 8125 4321.

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