Community Safety Enforcement Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£29.766 - £30.711
30 Sep 2020
14 Oct 2020
Job role
Contract Type

Our Community Safety Enforcement Officers are responsible for improving community safety outcomes throughout the Royal Borough’s main Town Centres, secondary shopping areas and parks. In support of the Council’s approach to Integrated Enforcement, Officers will also be work collaboratively with other enforcement colleagues and agencies, and in other parts of the borough as required. Community Safety Enforcement Officers will be responsible for issuing fixed penalty notices to individuals to address low-level environmental offences and breaches of Royal Greenwich’s Public Spaces Protection Orders. Safer Spaces is a trauma-informed service which delivers person-centred compassionate enforcement strategies to tackle persistent anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder issues in public spaces.

Successful applicants will be expected to, assess and identify solutions to enviro crime and wider community safety problems, and work on exciting projects to make the Royal Borough a safer place.

Essential criteria for the role include:

• Ability and willingness to undertake highly visible, enforcement patrols, including during hours of darkness, in inclement weather and on overtime as required.

• Ability to build good working relationships with others, both inside and out of the Council, in support of Integrated Enforcement.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with a diverse range of people.

• Ability to manage challenging situations including those involving confrontation.

• Already holds or willing to undertake Non-Police personnel level 2 vetting. A DBS as a minimum.

• Understanding of and commitment to the Council’s equal opportunities policies and ability to put into practice in the context of this post.

• Understanding of and commitment to the Council’s values and ability to put into practice in the context of this post.

We are particularly looking for people with a frontline enforcement background, and those who have an understanding of crime prevention tactics. Training will however be available for the right individuals appointed.

For further information, please contact Daniel Carberry (Community Safety & Enforcement Team Leader) – 0208 921 5703 or email at

This opportunity has recently been advertised. Applications received during the last advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position, any further application will not be shortlisted.

Closing date: 14th October 2020

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

This role requires a Basic DBS.