Civil Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: CS1502
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 15:42 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/07/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,194 - £25,409 pa + (Saturday – time and a half, Sunday – double time)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

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Civil Enforcement Officer

Enjoy working with communities? Would like a rewarding role where no two days are the same?

We could have just the job for you.

Horsham District Council are looking for a Civil Enforcement Officer to join our highly successful Parking Services team.

As Civil Enforcement Officer you will play an important role in keeping our roads safe and ensuring that efficient traffic flows are maintained across Horsham District. You will take care of car parking provisions, enforce parking zones, provide school safety patrols and manage the technology that helps keep our streets free-flowing and our economy thriving. Patrols are both on foot and mobile, working closely with communities to deliver a high-quality service.

The role of a Civil Enforcement Officer is a challenging but rewarding role and is suitable for those with enthusiasm for community engagement and a genuine passion for improving the neighbourhoods in which they work. This role is ideal for those who wish to develop their skills for a career in Parking Services or to obtain relevant experience for careers in other enforcement roles, such as the police service.

You will liaise closely with other agencies and council departments to provide holistic solutions to problems in our neighbourhoods. The role provides variety, builds upon a strong teamwork ethic and can deliver job satisfaction and fulfilment. We will support you every step of the way and can provide opportunities for you to develop yourself and reach your true potential.

The role operates on a shift basis working 5 days over the 7-day week including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. Rosters include two Saturdays and one Sunday per month. You will be required to work in all weather conditions and undertake a significant amount of walking, clocking up around 10 miles each day.

To succeed as Civil Enforcement Officer, you must hold a current manual driving licence for a minimum of 2 years (vehicles are provided). You will enjoy working with people, be friendly, polite, and willing to offer support, advice and assistance to colleagues and customers. Good numeracy and literacy skills are required, together with good observation and accuracy abilities. Basic computer skills would be an advantage, as you will be using a hand-held device daily.

To undertake the role, you will need a level 2 qualification; this is something that we are willing to provide to the right candidate. A full uniform will be provided including footwear, along with all essential equipment as required.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Mariusz Wierzbicki, Parking Supervisor on 01403 215223.

Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme.

If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.

Due to the nature of this role, it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

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