Community Protection Officer

  • Job Reference: JO-2003-10118
  • Date Posted: 19 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Blue Arrow
  • Location: Walsall
  • Salary: £8.73 to £9.73 Per Hour
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

The Role:

Under the general direction of the Regulatory Services Manager (Community Protection) deliver Community Protection service, in line with current corporate, national and regional policies and priorities. Through the day to day operation of the service and using appropriate intelligence methods work as part of a team of officers to achieve appropriate impacts and outcomes for residents, businesses and visitors to Walsall. The service is currently responsible for licensing enforcement, environmental crime, noise, certain elements of pollution, anti social behaviour, unauthorised encampments but this list is not exhaustive and may change form time to time.

1 Excellent written communication skills and experience of writing reports for management and stakeholders and prosecution reports; applications for injunctions and orders; committee reports as well as be able to communicate in writing with the full range of service users

2 Excellent verbal communication skills to represent the service at corporate and external forums and to be able to give evidence in court and present at committee hearings. To be able to mediate and negotiate between parties and communicate with the full range of service users and partners

3 Excellent public speaking and presentation skills to represent the service at corporate, regional, multi agency and other operational forums as required and to give evidence in civil and criminal courts and licensing hearings

4 Working knowledge of the requirements of the full range of criminal and civil legislation within scope of the team and detailed knowledge of at least one such area.

5 Excellent knowledge and evidence of practical application of the full range of tools and powers for effective enforcement of the legislation within scope of the service

6 Able to devise creative and innovative solutions (including planning and prioritisation of work) to achieve positive outcomes and impacts for service users, residents, businesses and visitors to the borough in line with corporate and service priorities

7 Excellent team player and ability to train and mentor colleagues including devising creative and innovative solutions for problems affecting the service and team. Ability to identify own training needs and undertake training including attending training courses as required.

8 Willingness to work out of hours, including evenings and weekends, and at short notice and on rota as required

9 A methodical approach and attention to detail in carrying out work

10 Able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of people and organisations, including other LAs, council departments, partners and stakeholders, public and community groups

11 Excellent IT and technical skills for the use of appropriate tools and resources to deliver the service

12 Ability to develop and maintain the operation of the service's quality systems and provide Home Authority. Primary Authority and QA advice to business

13 Ability to deal with conflict and challenging situations

14 Awareness of and commitment to equalities requirements applicable to the service

15 Ability to understand and apply health and safety requirements applicable to the service

16 Ability to understand and comply with data governance requirements of the service

17 Day to day use of a suitable motor vehicle including for out of hours working

Experience: specify type, level and qualitative (not quantitative required); if any.

Significant practical experience in relation to relevant criminal and/or civil law investigations and the enforcement of legislation preferably within scope of the role will be required.