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Lead Community Protection Officer

Salary details: £40614 - £43815

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£40614 - £43815
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
26 February 2023 
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Lead Community Protection Officer

Community Protection Team

(PO3 plus an incremental value award of £2514 per annum)  Permanent

Our Community Protection Team is seeking to recruit a new Lead Community Protection Officer on a permanent basis here at the Royal Borough of Greenwich.   

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will work alongside one other Lead Officer to supervise and support 8 Officers in the day-to-day investigation of cases of Anti-Social Behaviour, Noise and Statutory Nuisance.  We are looking for individuals with experience of case management, enforcement, strong problem-solving skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

As a Lead Officer you will be expected to manage your own case load, help and advise officers with more complex cases, represent the team at panel meetings and where required, deputise for the Operations Manager.

As a professional officer you will take, where necessary, appropriate and proportionate enforcement action in accordance with relevant legislative provisions and contribute towards the Councils’ objective for a Safer Greenwich. You will work closely with other departments and agencies such as the Police through our Integrated Enforcement approach and work to resolve issues ranging from neighbour disputes to large scale unlicenced music events.

You will be required to work flexibly, including nights and weekends carrying out both reactive and proactive visits and will be seen as a front-line responder representing the Council.

Successful candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills and a customer-centered, methodical approach to investigation procedures and problem solving. You will be able to carry out monitoring and inspections and will have an awareness of personal safety precautions.

Applicants must possess a valid driving license and be able to provide daily use of a vehicle suitable for Council business. 


For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Stephen Lewis;    stephen.lewis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     0208 921 8404  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977


Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.

Working Arrangements - Royal Greenwich is committed to being an inclusive employer and we recognise that flexible ways of working are a valuable tool in improving workplace equality. The Council is committed to providing a wide and flexible range of working arrangements including hybrid working for its workforce where service needs allow and we welcome this discussion with prospective applicants. The delivery of high quality services to our residents is at the heart of all we do - all requests for flexible working will be carefully considered in this context and on a service/case basis.