Senior Trading Standards Officer

Salary: £30.00 per hour
Location: Hackney, London
Sectors:Housing & Local Authority

Job Title: Senior Trading Standards Officer

Location: Hackney, London

Contract: 3 months

Salary: £30/hr

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join a local authority Trading Standards team as a Senior Trading Standards Officer. This role plays a crucial part in contributing to the achievement of the Mayor's priorities and the local authority's corporate objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inspections and investigations, handle complaints, and prepare prosecution reports.
  • Undertake project work and execute tasks outside standard office hours as necessary.
  • Enforce a full range of trading standards and ancillary legislation allocated to the service unit.
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance, and promotion of the Council's policies on equal opportunities and community relations.
  • Engage in outreach work with communities and implement interventions to address behaviours impacting communities.
  • Support corporate quality initiatives, develop policies, and implement new systems and procedures.
  • Foster compliance through collaborative partnerships with businesses, focusing on prevention and compliance-building opportunities.
  • Report on relevant issues affecting the designated area to public meetings and working parties as required.
  • Provide guidance and support to colleagues and subordinates.
  • Maintain accurate records and make returns as directed.


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to engage with individuals and groups at all levels.
  • Proficiency in explaining main offences and controls under enforced legislation, using plain language and referencing relevant case law.
  • Ability to represent the team and colleagues, assess information, and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Understanding of quality assurance requirements and experience with EFQM preferred.
  • Experience providing comprehensive Home Authority Advice to various premises.
  • Familiarity with advising businesses, consumers, and other service users on criminal and civil law related to trading standards.
  • Capability to handle and transport heavy equipment and seized items safely, with assistance if needed.
  • Diploma in Consumer and Trading Standards (DCATS) or equivalent statutory qualification.

If you possess the necessary qualifications, skills, and experience for this role and are committed to contributing to the well-being of our community, please apply