Experience of trading standards community safety information sharing and preventing radicalisation
Hi, having worked in trading standards for most of my career, I value fairness in consumer relations, and a clear and understandable legal framework for businesses to operate under. An example of this balanced approach is the Buy with Confidence trader approval scheme in Hampshire which seeks to maintain business standards in a cost effective way, and also to provide a list of reliable businesses for vulnerable consumers. I was part of the team which launched the scheme in 1999, and subsequently managed it’s development for 10 years.
I also believe in developing colleagues to reach their full potential, and have acted as coach for 3 years. I have also supported colleagues in legal training, and dealt with welfare and disciplinary issues. The outcomes have been that the individuals have discussed their working relationships, and how to move forward. I believe that this has benefitted them and the organization.
I have always been motivated to deliver projects that make a difference, and to do this gives me job satisfaction. I have managed 3 teams with different skill sets and each in separate locations for the past 10 years, so flexibility has been crucial.
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