Warden

Location
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Salary
£26,544 - £30,618 per annum
Posted
30 Mar 2021
Closes
11 Apr 2021
Ref
RBKC59015
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

3 x permanent roles
2 x one-year, fixed-term contracts
Central London (14% shift allowance and weekend enhancement)

Looking after our neighbourhoods – and the people who live there.
 
In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Our new team of uniformed Wardens supports the police and other enforcement services by tackling community safety issues such as anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, litter and graffiti. We work with residents to ensure the whole of the borough is a clean, safe, healthy place to live and work.

The Role:

You’ll be out and about on the streets of the borough, talking to residents, investigating complaints and responding to events. From unsafe scaffolding to stray dogs, dumped waste to vandalism, no two shifts will be the same. You’ll act quickly to prevent crimes and accidents but will also help to enforce regulations. Highly visible, you’ll be the public face of the council, providing reassurance and answering a wide range of enquiries. This is a great opportunity to do something meaningful for the local area and its residents.  

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

We’re looking for calm, confident people who enjoy interacting with the public. A background in retail, customer service or education would be ideal. We’ll provide full training, but you’ll need a good level of stamina and physical fitness, as well as the ability to write brief reports. Honesty and integrity are vital, and you must be ready to work as part of a team. You’ll also need to be flexible: shifts include evenings and one weekend in every four.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please outline your suitability to this position by clearly specifying how you meet the criteria using the job description and person specification, as well as the Council's core values.
 
Please note that due to the high-volume of applications, we are not always able to provide individual feedback to candidates who have not been successfully shortlisted. Accordingly, we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a sufficient volume of suitable applications, so we encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. 

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email: recruitment@rbkc.gov.uk