Enforcement Officer - Trading Standards

Job Description

Additional salary details

In return, we will offer:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 29 days plus public bank holidays
  • Flexible /hybrid working options
  • Personal and Career Development; more information on our benefits, please click the links below:


https://jobs.theguardian.com/minisites/southwark-council/life-at-southwark-benefits-and- more/

The Role

Protecting the community and safeguarding legitimate enterprise by undertaking enforcement and compliance work using trading standards and other regulatory legislation.

The Trading Standards team forms part of the Council's Regulatory Services Division which is based just a short walk from London Bridge Station.

The Division encompasses a wide range of public protection and environmental health functions, all working towards the council’s delivery plan.

Trading Standards priorities include doorstep crime, fair trading issues, the illegal economy in fake, illicit or unsafe goods, and age-restricted sales. You can read more about us on our web pages at www.southwark.gov.uk/tradingstandards

About Us
We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse, and growing population.

At Southwark, we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals, and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About You

  • Use your investigative skills and knowledge to protect the community in Southwark
  • Experience of carrying out trading standards inspections, investigations or other criminal enforcement and compliance activities is vital. You must be competent in the legal process aspects of the role and the safeguards applicable when taking enforcement action.
  • You should also be able to prepare documents for legal or other formal proceedings and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Strong team skills are important and you should be experienced in partnership working to deliver service objectives.
  • Flexible working options and an essential car user allowance are available. DBS checks will be required.

To request an informal discussion about the post please contact us via [email protected]

Additional Information:

- Standard 36 hours Monday - Friday

  • This is a x1 Permanent contract
  • Standard DBS check is required

Recruitment Timetable

Advert Closing Date: 11.59 pm on the 13th of August 2023

Interview Date: 4th September 2023

We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme
As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:
  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Job Reference: SC05872

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