Key responsbilites In your new role your duties will include, but may not be limited to:

Playing a key part in liaising with, and bringing together, local authority leaders and senior officials that have a border point, providing technical support and advice about effective border controls

Delivering effective outcomes through collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and be expected to develop a sound knowledge of the technical requirements associated with our programmes and tools.

A gateway for information into and out of the organisation for stakeholders with an interest in product safety and border controls.

Responding to enquiries regarding partnership creation and support, providing specialist and technical advice about market surveillance and border policy.

Strengthening our relationships with external stakeholders including local authorities, professional bodies, business organisations and other market surveillance authorities and border control agencies.

Working effectively with other teams within OPSS ensuring various strands of work are closely aligned and embracing the OPSS vision of One Office, one purpose

Supporting the work of the wider office.ResponsibilitiesPerson specification Essential: You will have a regulatory background and understand local service provision and partnership working:

You can demonstrate strong leadership skills, effectiveness at developing and maintaining productive working relationships with a broad range of partners, programme management skills, ability to work independently and seize opportunities;

You will have an understanding of the regulatory environment and demonstrate an ability to understand and interpret relevant legislation and guidance;

You will have a willingness to undertake any training which may be necessary to keep up to date with the requirements of the role;

The need to engage with partners, including senior officials, is key to our team, including the ability to influence people towards a new and different way of thinking to drive culture change;

You will also have excellent networking and relationship building skills and be able to foster team spirit;

You will have well developed Communication skills, both written and verbal.

Desirable Prior experience in the local authority regulatory environment;

Prior experience of market surveillance at the border;

Experience of working for a national regulator.