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Neighbourhood Guardian

Vacancy Summary
Employer:
West Berkshire Council
Salary:
From £22,366 to £22,737 per annum (Grade B)
Location:
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Contract:
Contract
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
21/07/2024 at 23:59
Reference:
05417
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a strong sense of responsibility? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join West Berkshire Council as a Safer Streets Guardian.

As a Safer Streets Guardian, you will play a vital role in supporting the Safer Streets Project Coordinator in creating safer and more vibrant public spaces within West Berkshire. You will be responsible for conducting regular patrols of designated areas, identifying any issues or concerns, and taking appropriate action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conducting regular patrols of public spaces in The Nightingales, Greenham.
  • Reporting and addressing any issues related to anti-social behaviour, environmental cleanliness, and maintenance
  • Collaborating with local partners, such as the police and community groups, to implement effective solutions
  • Engaging with the community to gather feedback and promote community safety initiatives
  • Assisting in the coordination of community events and campaigns to enhance public spaces

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A proactive and self-motivated approach to work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and time management abilities
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A genuine interest in community safety and improving public spaces

Please note this role is fixed term for 9 months from start date – Funding limited project

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Vicky Lees on 07920415092 or email vicky.lees1@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Join us in creating safer and more vibrant communities in West Berkshire. Apply now and be part of something great.



Equal Opportunities

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Please now complete a short online application form. You will then be able to upload your CV, if you do not have a CV please download our full application form below, complete and upload that instead.

Where possible please use Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser to complete your online application form. This system no longer supports the use of Internet Explorer as a browser which will cause issues when trying to submit your application. 

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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