Havering is a busy outer London Borough where officers with a reputation for quality and innovation contribute to many cross cutting Council wide agendas. A vacancy has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join one of our Public Protection teams.
Havering Public Protection is a combined service providing residents with Trading Standards, Licensing and Environmental Health functions. Our current opportunity is based within the trading standards and licensing team.
We are proud of our work in the areas of Doorstep Crime, with our Banking Protocol which is now implemented across the UK and our work with National Trading Standards Board and the Office for Product Safety and Standards on product safety at ports. Havering’s under age sales work is targeted where most needed in line with national and local priorities such as tackling knife and other violent crime. We also use tools available to us through the Enterprise Act to tackle the most pressing areas of non-compliance.
You will be responsible for making decisions on how to proceed with cases using your professional judgement to reach a justifiable and robust decision. You will undertake inspections and project work to deliver the service priorities and investigate complaints from consumers. You will take appropriate enforcement action where necessary in line with our enforcement policy.
The post offers a varied work environment in a supportive and friendly team, to play your part in ensuring consumers and businesses are protected and regulated across a fair trading environment.
1 X Public Protection Officer
Grade 7 £34,794 - 38,799pa
The role will be primarily focussed on trading standards issues however the successful candidate will be expected to assist across a range of disciplines. You will be part of our small dynamic team undertaking a full range of enforcement and investigative duties. You will be involved in case work including product safety, underage sales and tackling persistent rogue traders. You will also be responsible for delivering projects that protect our residents and provide a better trading environment for reputable businesses.
You will be willing to undertake some out of hours working on a pre-arranged basis.
You are able to evidence essential skills in managing multi-disciplined caseloads and working effectively within Public Protection Services. You will have direct experience of working in an enforcement environment with key stakeholders including members, residents, external agencies, business partners and the private sector.
You are self-motivated and can demonstrate a high level of achievement in meeting statutory duties, attaining legal compliance and enforcement work through to successful prosecution.
We are developing our teams to work in new and more innovative ways, and your positive approach to change and transformation will be vital in taking part in this process.
In addition to your excellent core skills, we would find qualifications such as a Degree, Diploma in Trading Standards (DTS), Diploma in Consumer Affairs (DCA), Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS) or equivalent desirable, as would holding a relevant professional body membership.
A driving license is essential for this post.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Keith Bush on 01708 433425
The closing date for the receipt of applications is midnight on 23rd February 2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.