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Seasonal Coast Enforcement Officer

In or around this area

Margate

Job reference

256673/002

Hourly rate

£14.17 per Hour

Job Description

Seasonal Coast Enforcement Officer

Job posted by: Jessica Demetriou

Seasonal Coast Enforcement Officer

Thanet

Role:

● To be a visible enforcement presence around our coast, especially at peak times.

● Dealing re actively with complaints, proactively dealing with other issues the rest of the time based on intelligence and reports received.

● Educating, informing, and challenging the public on anti-social behaviours and breach of coastal code of conduct

● To be approachable, taking a firm but fair approach to managing compliance around our coast

● Working with our beach and coast team, other enforcement officers, wardens, bay inspectors and local businesses

To deliver a high-quality service to the public that is consistent, open, balanced and in the first instance takes an educative approach.

Accountability's:

To have a good working knowledge of the following areas and responsibilities:

  • To have a good knowledge of all relevant legislation.
  • To have an excellent knowledge of the district and its coast.
  • Be comfortable with engaging with the public, education, persuading and challenging behaviour where needed
  • To use judgement as to what action is required how to pursue the case and to take decisions and appropriate actions. As a fully authorised officer in the field to communicate this to the public, business and perpetrators as best fits the situation on a case-by-case basis.
  • To develop conclusions and implement recommendations with minimal additional guidance from senior staff.
  • To undertake enforcement action where required and proportionate to the situation.
  • To draft, authorise and serve legal notices and fixed penalty notices as appropriate and to prepare all preparatory paperwork necessary in order that a case may be taken to court.
  • To resolve complaints and communicate results to the public and businesses in a firm but sensitive manner often in confrontational circumstances.
  • To provide expert advice and guidance to the public, other department members and colleagues.
  • Adhere to all GDPR requirements.
  • To use digital systems such as google suite, and others as determined by our client, to input, analyse, store and access information and data.

The ideal Candidate:

  • Good level of physical fitness as most of the working day will be spent patrolling beaches and coast, sometimes in all weathers
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team confidently
  • Working outside normal Mon-Fri pattern. Weekend working is essential.
  • Minimum Qualifications 5 GCSE's or Equivalent
  • Previous experience of Environmental Enforcement issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of the relevant legislation, in this case the Anti-social behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.
  • Previous experience of working within an enforcement role or similar environment dealing with confrontational and sensitive situations.
  • Ability to communicate with a range of partners objectively and persuasively where necessary.
  • Ability to write clear and concise letters, statements and reports, the content of which may be complex and very often of a sensitive nature.
  • Undertaken formal or informal training
  • Full, clean Driver's License
  • Good Conflict Management and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Willingness to carryout investigations and inspections outside normal office hours.

Working Environment:

You will be required to work weekends throughout the summer, and some evenings.

Due to the high volume of applicants applying for all roles, we can only reply to candidates with the most relevant skills and experience. If you have not heard back from us within 48 hours of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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