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Working at Chartered Trading Standards Institute

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    20–49 employees
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What we do

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute is a not-for-profit professional body and enterprise for trading standards professionals working in the private and public sectors. It is the national body responsible for representing, supporting, lobbying, and championing trading standards to a range of stakeholders including government, business, consumers, and the media and has done so since 1881. The Institute gained chartered status in 2015.

We look to provide innovative solutions across the regulatory arena; to administer and award professional qualifications; to accredit and certify training, to ensure the ongoing competence of members and to influence and lobby on behalf of the profession as a whole. We aim, through our actions and our members’ actions, to empower consumers and reputable businesses to contribute to a vibrant economy.

We strive to eliminate rogue traders and unfair trading practices from the marketplace, to promote environmental sustainability, and to make positive contributions to the health and social wellbeing of citizens and communities.