About the role:
Horsham District Council is looking for a Neighbourhood Warden to work in the parish of Storrington and Sullington.
Neighbourhood Warden is an exciting and varied role which will see you working alongside the police, Parish Councils and other agencies to find solutions for a range of community issues. Working as part of a team, it involves tackling the fear of crime, encouraging a sense of shared ownership and responsibility and responding to local needs whilst providing a uniformed reassuring patrolling presence with the ability to use enforcement measures as necessary.
Working a shift rota to provide a service at peak times, the job will entail working some evenings and weekends, adaptable working arrangements may be possible. It should be noted that the post involves foot patrol outside in all weathers.
You will join the current Warden who is already in post.
To succeed as a Neighbourhood Warden, you must be a good communicator, solution focused, confident, enthusiastic and come with a genuine commitment to identifying and developing mechanisms for improving quality of life for all residents.
You will be educated to A Level standard (or equivalent) and although experience of working with the community is desirable it’s not essential. You will receive training in subject areas including Warden Core Skills, ASB Powers, Personal Safety, First Aid, Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and other job-related skills. You should possess a full and current driving licence.
For an informal discussion about this role please call Nick Jenkins, Community Services Manager on 01403 215216 or Carol Boniface, Neighbourhood Warden Supervisor on 07867 340880.
Due to the nature of this role it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
About us as an employer:
We have a friendly and supportive working environment and being a smaller Council, you can really get to know everybody.
We encourage and support our employees to have a healthy work life balance by, offering 28 days’ (207.2 hours) annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), and flexible/hybrid working options where applicable.
We offer a generous benefits package including an online platform offering discounts from online retailers and access to a car lease scheme. Staff are also eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary.
To support employees’ professional development the Council provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and a number of training opportunities, including extensive in-house learning resources, short courses, Apprenticeships, and qualifications such as Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Visit our Jobs and careers page to find out more about Working for Horsham District Council and Our employment commitments.
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.
Internal applicants, if you would like to apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest to HR@horsham.gov.uk explaining clearly how you meet the criteria and what you feel you can bring to the role.
Suitable applicants will be contacted for interview on an ongoing basis therefore this advert may close early.