The Trading Standards Team at Barking and Dagenham is part of a larger group of Regulatory Services within the Law and Governance Directorate. Our small and dynamic team is located centrally at Barking Town Hall close to Barking Town Centre with excellent transport connections. We are looking for an exemplary and highly professional Principal Officer who has all of the key behaviours expected from our organisation and who is capable of providing both leadership and vision. This position requires a commitment and passion for Trading Standards work. The successful candidate will have outstanding problem solving and effective communication skills. The candidate will be required to work with stakeholders and colleagues across the authority to secure the best outcomes for residents. They will be responsible for the day to day management of the Trading Standards Team and will play a central role in ensuring that our statutory duties and key priorities are met. We offer a competitive salary and a varied and interesting role within our service where you will play a key part in helping us achieve our ambitions for The Borough and our residents and businesses.
The successful candidate will hold a Trading Standards qualification including Weights and Measures.
You will be a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic officer with excellent communication skills and a proactive approach to your daily duties to get them completed as efficiently as possible. You will have a thorough understanding of Trading Standards legislation of emerging issues and developments in the field. You will have a sound comprehension of the principles and practice of effectively managing a team, delivering excellent customer service and appropriate risk management. We want people that embody our organisational values and care about our communities and borough. If you have the knowledge, skills and experience required for this role and share our values, we would like to hear from you.
Barking and Dagenham is a New Kind of Council. Over the past four years we have gone through an ambitious transformation programme to ensure we can deliver real change within our community. We know that keeping our trading environment safe and compliant is a priority for residents and businesses. To help us achieve our vision we are looking for a strategic and inspirational Principal Officer who is able to shape and drive our service forward.