£22,434 - £24,717 per annum (based on 37 hours per week)
Type: Full Time, Temp
X1 Post Temp May – Sept 2017
X1 Post Temp July – Sept 2017
Location: Newcastle Centre and throughout District
The post holder will be responsible for the effective and efficient fulfilment of the Council’s statutory duties with regard to the enforcement of all relevant legislation.
The post holder will be required to liaise with personnel from relevant agencies to deliver a service which aims to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area.
- 4 GCSE’s (including English and Maths) or equivalent
- At least 1 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: o Enforcement of legislation o Crime Prevention or Active involvement in Community Liaison groups
- Experience of carrying out investigations and preparing reports for Management.
- Recent knowledge of typical anti-social behaviour issues within Northern Ireland.
- Good interpersonal skills
- Proven negotiation skills
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Legislation relevant of the role.
- Ability to work under own initiative with minimum, direct, supervision.
- Proactive approach to your work
- A current driving licence or access to transport to meet the requirements of the post.
- The ability to work on rota which includes evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required (rota included).
- The ability to work flexible hours depending on service requirements
Duties and Responsibilities
- Undertake high visibility, directed foot patrols in Down District to deter and detect anti-social behaviour including joint PSNI/DDC night time patrols.
- Enforce relevant sections of legislation including the Litter (NI) Order, The Pollution Control and Local Government (NI) Order, Street Trading Act (NI), Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order, the Dogs (NI) Order, Council By-Laws and any other legislation, in so far as it may relate to the functions of the post. Such enforcement should include the issuing of fixed penalty fines as and when appropriate.
- To gather evidence, produce witness statements, interview under PACE and attend court as necessary in the enforcement of relevant legislation and byelaws.
- Assist other statutory bodies, including the PSNI, through recording, reporting and storing incident data on criminal and nuisance activity/incidents affecting the health and safety of the public e.g., private/industrial waste, criminal damage, anti-social behaviour, noise pollution etc.
- Act on enquiries/complaints of alleged anti-social behaviour e.g., noise, consumption of liquor in designated places etc. Making appropriate referrals to the relevant agencies.
- Deal with requests for information and enquiries from the public and other agencies on all matters relating to the functions of the post. Maintain records and compile statistical returns and reports as required.
- Respond to referrals/complaints from relevant statutory agencies, resident/community groups or individuals and report back as appropriate.
- Develop and deliver relevant educational programmes, publicity materials, special projects and events. Also, to review and update these programmes where necessary.
- Work with the local community in addressing anti-social behaviour. Attend and contribute to meetings as directed. Provide information and guidance to the community.
- Encourage, implement and support an interagency problem solving approach, liaising with the PSNI, Council Departments, Community Safety Partnership, NI Housing Executive and any other relevant bodies.
- To contribute to Corporate, Departmental and Regional working groups as required.
- To assist with the implementation of the Council’s Emergency Plan when required
- To ensure that corporate policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please send through your CV