Covid 19 Enforcement Officer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Public Sector
West Midlands
Salary Description:
Competitive Rate Offered
Kenyon Block Consultants
Job Ref:
KBC 2720

We are looking for a an experienced Enforcement Officer to join our local authority Covid response team on a temporary basis

The role would suit someone with a background in Trading Standards, Environmental Health or Licensing, or someone who has worked at a senior level within the Police Service

Job title Test and Trace Regulatory Officer (Trading Standards, Environmental Health)

Service Area: Community Services: Trading Standards & Community Safety and Public Health Services

Responsible to: Test and Trace Project Manager

Role Purpose

To play an active role in
supporting local communities and individuals to be safe, healthy & independent and
supporting a vibrant economy
by delivering a range of intelligence-led prevention and enforcement activities

Role Responsibilities

1. Deliver intelligence-led compliance programmes, utilising a range of preventative and enforcement options, including:
providing advice and information to businesses on compliance within relevant laws
providing advice, information and assistance to vulnerable consumers
researching and investigating complaints
take regulatory/ enforcement action as appropriate to ensure compliance with statutory duties in accordance with the policies and practices of the council.
undertake a variety of inspections and surveys covering one or more specialist function within regulatory services.
producing written reports, compiling evidential files, giving evidence in Court
utilising innovative/alternative enforcement actions where appropriate

2. Comply with applicable statutory and organisational procedural requirements and best practice

3. Update service records and submit intelligence logs in a timely fashion, disseminate information and intelligence appropriately, ensure confidentiality and security of sensitive information

4. Work independently and/or collaboratively with a team and/or external partners

5. Travel to a range of premises within/outside the County, carrying equipment as required. Work flexibly, including working outside normal office hours if necessary

6. Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge in relevant areas of legislation and professional practice

7. Adopt the County Council’s “Behaviours and Values”

8. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post, as required

Essential Criteria

Qualified in a relevant regularly service, i.e Environmental Health, Trading Standards
Equivalent experience of Advisory or Enforcement work.
Experience of carrying out investigative and/or enforcement duties
Able to effectively assimilate/interpret/apply complex legislation and technical subject matter in order to propose practical solutions in a wide range of scenarios, including within time constraints and deadlines

Excellent two-way communication, negotiation and influencing skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal or technical concepts clearly and concisely
Confidence and ability to exercise sound judgement in a wide variety of circumstances, including making decisions with potentially significant consequences and dealing with confrontational or emotionally demanding customers

Good organisational skills; able to plan, prioritise and carry out tasks in accordance with service standards, targets and deadlines
Self-motivated and self-disciplined, demonstrating a diligent approach to completion and recording of tasks

Able to research and investigate traders/trade practices and to produce written reports within set timescales/deadlines

Understanding of/willingness to work within statutory and organisational procedural requirements and best practice, including those relating to gathering of evidence, health & safety, data protection, security of sensitive information, safeguarding of vulnerable adults/children

Able to work on own initiative, as part of a team, or collaboratively with partner agencies/organisations
Sufficiently competent in IT to make effective use of email, internet, standard office applications and relevant databases

Enthusiastic and willing to work flexibly, including working outside normal office hours if necessary
Sufficient mobility to travel within / outside the County, enter a range of commercial and domestic premises (both indoors and outdoors) and carry equipment necessary for the role

Please send your CV through to

Contact Details:
Kenyon Block Consultants
Tel: 020 8360 7289
Contact: Phyllis Kenyon

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