Community Warden

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Job Location: 
London Bridge
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Job Duration: 
Exact Salary: 
£26,865 - £32,802
Salary and Benefits: 
  • 12.5% shift allowance
  • Additional payment for weekend working
  • Full uniform provided / To patrol in all weathers. Daily outdoor patrols in all weather conditions for a minimum of 75% of shift
  • Community Wardens work to a shift pattern that covers evenings and weekends to ensure that the operational needs of service delivery are met.
  • 36 hours/week rotational shift working will be required including weekends, for which an additional allowance is payable

The post requires security clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and the MPS Vetting Unit (Counter Terrorism/Non Police Personnel Vetting level 2).  Failure to achieve and maintain the required level of clearance may lead to dismissal from the post.

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I would like to receive applications from: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

Job Summary:

Responsible for supporting the delivery of the Joint Enforcement Team (JET) Warden Service, focusing on the three areas of crime and anti-social behaviour, environmental enforcement, and community engagement.

To be responsible to the Team Leader for the provision of a Community Safety Accredited Scheme (CSAS) uniformed patrolling presence for the London Borough of Southwark.

Community wardens work to a shift pattern that covers evenings and weekends to ensure that the operational needs of service delivery are met. 

To ensure close working with partners; police teams, CCTV, Southwark Safe Business Crime Reduction Partnership, housing & estate services, anti-social behaviour unit, street population outreach teams, businesses and the Business Improvement Districts. 

To work closely with community representatives, voluntary groups, and estate based organisations.

To support the council’s emergency response in the event of a major incident.


Purpose of the Job:

To provide the role of Community Warden, attached to the Joint Enforcement Team (JET) within the Regulatory Services Division.

To physically patrol in uniform either on foot or bicycle in all areas as directed.

To increase community confidence in services by:

  • Reducing crime and the fear of crime
  • Deterring and reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB)
  • Exercising delegated enforcement powers
  • Improving the environment and physical appearance of the borough
  • Developing relationships with partners, stakeholders and with all aspects of the wider community
  • Supporting the council’s emergency response in the event of a major incident

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To provide a uniformed patrolling service for residents, businesses, and the wider community; to address crime, ASB and environmental issues; to signpost the community to services and encourage participation
  • To gather intelligence in relation to crime and ASB and to ensure intelligence is obtained ethically and in accordance with the relevant legislation, policy & protocols
  • To provide the role of an ‘Accredited Person’ under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) with delegated authority as outlined in the Police Reform Act 2002 and associated internal procedures
  • To take part in enforcement operations or evidence gathering in relation to environmental problems, and to issue fixed penalty notices as appropriate. To enforce relevant council by-laws and other legal interventions, including preparing case work and giving evidence in court
  • To act as a professional witness in supporting and gathering evidential material and to participate in court actions and other hearings as required
  • To adopt a problem solving approach to community issues and taskings and to work closely with the all relevant partners and other agencies
  • To liaise with local schools and other youth focused services to help provide a safe environment and encourage positive social behaviour
  • To support, assist and be a reactive presence in the event of a major incident or emergency.  This may involve crime scene guarding
  • To be flexible and to undertake any other duties as may be required within the grade for this post


  • The post holder will work on a rotational shift basis, which will include out of hours working on evenings and weekends in all weathers, and must therefore be fit and able for these duties
  • The post holder must have the physical ability to be mobile in order to patrol all areas within the borough. Patrols can consist of foot, cycle or vehicle patrols; either single, parallel, double, or with partners conducting a joint patrol or operation
  • The post holder will be required to undergo training in order to become an accredited person for the purposes of the Police Reform Act 2002. An enhanced security check will be undertaken through the Police for this purpose. A high standard of personal honesty and integrity is required of the post holder in order to maintain the status as an accredited person (see special conditions)
  • The post holder is required to contribute to the safe working environment of employees within the division by ensuring that health and safety is effectively planned, organised, controlled, monitored and reviewed within the scope of their responsibilities and to seek appropriate advice from the line manager or health and safety adviser
  • The post holder is required to participate in sickness reduction programmes in line with established policy and procedure
  • The post holder is required to promote measures to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery, and to carry out all duties with regard to the Council’s policy on equality and diversity
  • An official uniform is provided which must be worn at all times when on duty and maintained with regards standards of cleanliness and appearance
  • The post holder should be aware that whilst enforcement and legislative processes are discussed in this job description the emphasis of the role is upon building relations and empowering the community, to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase feelings of community safety

Formally reports to: Community Warden Team Leader

Grade and Conditions of service

The contracted hours of work are 36 hours per week and you will be required to work hours on a rotational shift basis as determined by service delivery requirements.

To achieve and maintain the required level of security clearance and to inform the management team of any changes in personal circumstances that may impact upon security clearance.

To complete and maintain the required pass mark/standard for the following training:

  • Core Skills
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Community Safety Accredited Scheme (CSAS)
  • Enforcement training


To Apply:

Please forward your CV to in the first instance and request the full Application Pack.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 25 February 2018
Interview date:                                              w/c 5 March 2018

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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