Employer Nottingham City Council
Salary Starting salary of £20,661
Hours 37
Contract Permanent
Type Job
Role Community Protection Officer
Closing date 30/04/2018

As a Community Protection Officer you will perform a unique and innovative role. You will build strong links with your communities and deal with local issues at a local level; your neighbourhoods will know you and you’ll know them.

City Wide Position (with additional positions available working in Derby City)

Approximately 8 positions

Each day is different to the one before. This isn’t a desk job; you will spend 85% of your time out on the streets ensuring you're visible and proactively interacting with the community. You will work a shift pattern including weekends and evenings. You will conduct street patrols within designated areas of the City, aimed at tackling criminal activity, dealing with environmental crime and anti-social behaviour using delegated powers.

So, do you have the qualities we need?

• A professional, calm and positive manner
• An ability to be sensitive but remain objective
• Effective communication and listening skills
• Ability to work shifts and be flexible
• The confidence to tackle inappropriate behaviours
• The ability to work in a team, but equally under your own initiative
• The skills to deal with people from different religious, social backgrounds, ages and levels of education
• Good written skills and attention to detail
• Must complete level 5 of the multi stage fitness test (bleep test)
• Ability to work out of doors in varying weather conditions on solo patrol as directed.

The recruitment process will be in three parts

1). Fitness test (Reaching level 6 on the 20m bleep test)
2). Assessment centre (observation, written and role play)
3). Formal interview

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

• Appreciation of the legislation and skills necessary in using enforcement powers (issuing fixed penalty notices) including the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Taxi Licensing
• Ability to deal with enforcement situations tactfully and diplomatically
• Communication skills, including the ability to listen, empathise negotiate and be assertive.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.