Energy and Product Enforcement Team

No regulation is effective without adequate and appropriate enforcement.  We enforce throughout the life cycle of consumer products from design to disposal and across multiple regulatory systems on safety, accuracy and environmental harm.

Do you like working through a problem and finding solutions?

Can you use a range of interventions to ensure that individual businesses are meeting their obligations?

If so, OPSS needs people with your regulatory mindset and innovation to continue our work that maintains protection, fairness and confidence.

Join our team of experts now and help us transform lives by making UK regulation better.

What you could be doing

Whatever your background, you will contribute to and handle delivery of our annual operation plans, working on specific projects.  Building positive relationships with a range of partners will be a critical part of your role.

You will help make the most of our assets – people, services and data – now and in the future.

You will develop new solutions which improve our impact allowing us to deliver sustained value. 

Does an Enforcement role sound like the opportunity you have been waiting for?

Visit Working for OPSS to see what vacancies we currently have available. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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What our Enforcement professionals say about working for OPSS

“The work of the Online Regulation Unit is varied and I am continually learning in this role. The team deals with a wide range of product, including toys and consumer electricals, and where products are found to be unsafe, we take enforcement action. I’ve had the opportunity to share learning with Trading Standards colleagues of working with online platforms to tackle product safety as well as input into a global sweep for unsafe products to measure trends and inform future awareness raising campaigns. With online shopping increasing, I feel my work makes a real difference to consumers.”

Susan Winsor, Online Enforcement Team


Play your part in making regulation work, so that it protects people and enables businesses to understand their obligations.

Our mission is to be a trusted product regulator for the UK.

This means protecting people and places, enabling business to thrive and empowering consumers to make good choices.

We will be a leader of good regulatory practice and a champion of local regulation.