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Safer Spaces Community Safety Enforcement Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£30.585 - £31.557
Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Housing, Community Services
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Full time
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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 an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Elizabeth Ipaye;  0208 921 5703   

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact 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.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


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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