Salary range: Starting salary £32,637 to £44,691 p.a. (subject to qualifying criteria)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Exciting Opportunity for an experienced, Proactive Enforcement Officer
With a diverse community and a wide range of businesses, the successful candidate will join our busy and challenging work environment providing a Trading Standards service on a joint consortium basis for the London Boroughs of Brent and Harrow.
Spanning both inner and outer London, our boroughs offer huge contrasts in terms of their economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional officer to be based in Brent's impressive Civic Centre located in the heart of the exciting Wembley Park retail development where you'll be part of a friendly, committed regulatory team.
You will be required to undertake a full range of Trading Standards duties which will include investigation of service requests, supporting businesses of all sizes with both proactive and primary authority advice, identifying and maximising income earning opportunities and prepare criminal prosecution files working with our Financial investigators, across all disciplines including safety, fair trading, doorstep crime and rogue trading.
You must be a highly motivated team player with a detailed knowledge of a wide range of consumer protection legislation. The post involves regular contact with the public and business, therefore, excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a hard working attitude are essential.
Closing Date: 11 February 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an ‘Enhanced Children's Barred' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.
In order to progress to the higher grade, candidates will either need the DCATs qualification or equivalent or be a Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner.
Candidates must have a full driving licence and will be expected to drive a range of vehicles.