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Community Protection Officer

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£33.324 - £35.751
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Sector
Environment, Environmental Health, Housing, Community Services
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Make a real difference in our community, help to make a Safer Greenwich - our Community Protection Team is seeking to recruit a number of Community Protection officers on a permanent basis.

The service has recently gone through a period of reorganisation and we would like to hear from exceptional candidates to join us on this exciting journey to shape the new service.

The team investigates Anti-Social Behaviour, Noise and Statutory Nuisance and we are looking for individuals with strong problem-solving skills, enforcement experience, and with a can-do attitude.

As a professional officer you will take, where necessary, appropriate and proportionate enforcement action in accordance with the Council policies and relevant legislative provisions, and contribute towards the Councils objective for a Safer Greenwich.

Targeted outcomes for our service include partnership working and interventions through Integrated Enforcement.  We have really strong working relationships with both internal and external partnership organisations including the Police.

You will be required to work a shift pattern which includes nights and weekends and will participate in multi-agency operations. Recent examples of these include responding to unlicensed music events and short term let properties illegally used for parties during the covid-19 lockdowns.

This post reports to the Community Protection Team Manager and sits withing the Environmental Health (Pollution and Residential) Section.

Successful candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills and a customer-centered, methodical approach to investigation procedures. You will be able to carry out monitoring and inspections and will have an awareness of personal safety precautions.

Applicants must possess a valid driving license and be able to provide daily use of a vehicle suitable for Council business. 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Stephen Lewis at stephen.lewis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Stephen Lewis;    stephen.lewis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk      0208 921 8404  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977  

Diversity Statement: 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.

High Volume Applications: 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.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: 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.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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