DEPARTMENT: Regulatory Services
JOB TITLE: Anti-Social Behaviour Officer
Closing Date: 4th June 2021
We’re looking to recruit permanent Anti-Social Behaviour Officer’s to join the Council’s ASB Team.
The ASB Team is leading the Council’s response to addressing ASB by resolving issues using a tenure neutral multi-agency approach to reduce ASB in Waltham Forest.
We are looking for motivated and dedicated officers with demonstrable experience of dealing with both low level and complex anti-social behaviour casework. The appointed officer will be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, with a pragmatic and flexible approach to all aspects of their work.
The appointed officer will:
- Manage a caseload of complex and high level anti-social behaviour cases and where necessary identify and pursue legal actions such as Premises Closure Orders, Civil Injunctions and Criminal Behaviour Orders to resolve the issues.
- Have a problem-solving approach to addressing anti-social behaviour.
- Liaise with our legal team to progress cases through civil and criminal courts including taking witness statements, compiling evidence bundles, attending court hearings and presenting cases.
- Undertake comprehensive investigations and seek to resolve complaints of anti-social behaviour and nuisance in the borough via low level interventions/ASB remedies.
- Liaise with Police, Neighbourhood Officers, Selective Licensing Team, Housing and other agencies to ensure the efficient and effective management of each case.
- Maintain comprehensive case management notes ensuring all systems are kept up to date.
- Be involved in regular partnership Operations with Police including joint patrols.
- Enforce the borough’s Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
- Be involved in weekend and evening work to meet the needs of the service.
- Regularly liaise with local Councillors and attend ward walks.
About Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. Bursting with culture, innovation, energy and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place people want to live, raise a family, start a business and work.
The pandemic has meant that delivering fantastic services are more important now than ever, over this past year we have risen to new challenges through the adoption of new ways of working and innovation in service delivery, enabling us to continue to make a difference for our residents. Public service has been at the heart of our response to Covid-19 and our new strategy sets out how we will continue to change our ways of working to become a more modern efficient and responsive organisation and we want to build on the success of recent years in our local response.
Our ASB Strategy is borne from recognition that the only way to reduce ASB is to do so in partnership with others. As a Borough we want to see a reduction in incidents of ASB and the harm it causes across Waltham Forest, with any incidents dealt with quickly and effectively using a multi-agency model.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
How to apply
To apply, please complete the application form and submit it within the given deadline
Closing date: 4th June 2021