Community Protection Officer

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary £18 - £20 per hour
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBeth Goldsmith

Job description

Title: Community Protection Officer

Rate: £18-£20 per hour

Location: Hybrid/office - minimum 3 days at office - Walsall Insight, Walsall Council, The Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP

Type: Temporary for 6 months

Opus People Solutions are working with Walsall City Council to recruit for an interim Community Protection Officer to oversee the day-to-day operation of the service and using appropriate intelligence methods work as part of a team of officers to achieve appropriate impacts and outcomes for residents, businesses and visitors to Walsall.

The service is currently responsible for licensing enforcement, environmental crime, noise, certain elements of pollution, anti-social behaviour, unauthorised encampments but this list is not exhaustive and may change from time to time.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Using the Intelligence and analysis of data from the service's complaints and premises databases, the Intelligence Data Base local delivery model and tasking and other sources support the Team Leader Community Protection in the identification of trends and issues in compliance with the legislation within the scope of the role. Where such trends and issues are identified work in partnership with other services and stakeholders where appropriate, including adopting a regional approach when required, to effectively tackle these issues.
  • Propose and assist in implementing solutions and strategies for the team and service to meet corporate, national, regional and service objectives and priorities, using the full range of enforcement tools and powers. This should include but not be limited to service of notices, seizure of equipment, goods and records, prosecutions, sampling & test purchase programmes, projects, advice to business, residents and consumers, early intervention mediation and negotiation.
  • Provide support and advice to business, including Primary Authority and Home Authority businesses, where appropriate on an individual or sector basis.
  • Investigate routine and complex complaints on civil and criminal matters and provide in depth advice to members, residents, consumers and business in line with legal requirements and service policy.
  • Maintain such electronic and paper records as are required to meet legal, analytical and service monitoring and reporting requirement.
  • Undertake the duties required by the service as a responsible authority under the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling act 2005 and such other legislation as may be in force including evaluating licence applications, making representations and submitting applications for a review of premises licences and act as a consultee for the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, planning and other statutory, formal and informal internal and external consultation processes.