Civil Enforcement Officer

Colchester Borough Council
14 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Job Type
Civil Enforcement Officer

GBP19,747 - GBP23,226 per annum


Ref: SP08

The main aim of The North Essex Parking Partnership is to keep roads congestion free and keep traffic moving. In particular, enforcement action is focussed on dangerous, careless and negligent parking to make all of the North Essex Parking Partnership areas a safer and more attractive environment for businesses and visiting customers, as well as local residents.

The role is tough and will involve enforcement patrols throughout all of the areas of the parking partnership, and walking for approximately 10 miles per day in all weathers, issuing penalty charge notices to motorists parked in contravention of parking regulations.

Tact and diplomacy are essential skills for a Civil Enforcement Officer, as you will encounter members of the public from all walks of life, and will be expected to treat everyone politely and fairly under sometimes very difficult circumstances. You should be as comfortable working alone as working as part of a team, and be able to use your own initiative.

You need to be literate, numerate and have some computer skills, and it would be useful for you to have a good working knowledge of the Harlow and/or Epping Forest areas. Knowledge of parking enforcement and the relevant legislation is not as essential as someone with the right attitude.

You will be required to work a shift pattern including evenings, weekends and Public Holidays. This equates to an average of 37 hours per week. A uniform will be provided and full training given. You must have held a full manual driving licence for two years, and will be required to pass the City & Guilds Level 2 examination for Parking Enforcement Officers during a six month probation period.

Applications from individuals wishing to work part-time, seasonal work or flexi-time are also encouraged.

The recruitment process will include an assessment day which will take place in Harlow on 14th August 2017. Candidates must be available to attend the assessment day on this date. Successful candidates at this stage will be invited to an interview located in on a date to be agreed. Finally, successful candidates will be required to undertake a short driving assessment.

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Post reference: SP08

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please note that although Colchester Borough Council are the lead authority for the Parking Partnership this role is based in Harlow and officers will work both in Harlow and Epping Forest.

Closing date for applications: 2 August 2017.