Principal Enforcement Officer - Trading Standards Special Investigations
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/22/200529
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 12:48 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £42,336 - £49,428
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark

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Principal Enforcement Officer - Trading Standards Special Investigations

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.


Our trading standards team has achieved national recognition thanks to some great successes including tackling unsafe cosmetic products, knife crime initiatives and working with partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.

Successful use of proceeds of crime legislation is also another strength.


The Role:

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


The team forms part of the Council's Regulatory Services Division which is based at our corporate headquarters just a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station.


Regulatory Services encompasses a wide range of public protection and environmental health functions, all working towards the council’s fairer future commitments.


Trading Standards priorities include doorstep crime and fair trading issues, the illegal economy in fake, illicit or unsafe goods, and rogue landlords and letting agents.


About You:

As a senior member of the team you will lead on enforcement and compliance activities and be able act as lead officer in one or more specialist areas. Experience of criminal investigation and prosecution work in an intelligence led environment is vital along with the ability to manage a complex caseload.


You must have a comprehensive knowledge of the technical and legal aspects of the role and will hold a qualification relevant to trading standards or investigative work.


Strong communication skills are important as you will be expected to represent the Council in a variety of forums.


You should also be experienced in partnership working with other regulatory professionals and partners to deliver an effective service.


You will have the skills needed to undertake a supervisory role and tasks related to the professional development of other colleagues.


Additional salary details

Flexible working options and an essential car user allowance are available. DBS checks will be required.


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Recruitment timetable

Advert closes: 11 July 2022.

Interviews: week commencing: 27 July 2022.


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We are an organisation who 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.

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