Parks and Events Police Constable
About the role:
We have an exciting opportunity opened up within the Parks and Events Police Service. As an Attested Constable you will provide a reassuring uniformed patrol presence in the many parks and open spaces of Wandsworth, addressing concerns of crime, anti-social behaviour and environmental crime through routine patrols and targeted operations in areas of most need. To ensure close working with key partners such as the parks contract team, events and filming teams, local police teams, CCTV and the Community Safety teams. To positively engage with park users, Friends of groups and community organisations.
Training will be given to the right candidate who has demonstrated an aptitude towards law enforcement or experience in other areas of law enforcement. They must also be a good communicator, with a level of grammar to prepare witness statements and prepare cases for court or other agencies, be customer focused and committed to excellence in customer care and have an ability for solution focused problem solving.
You will have recent experience of working in a policing role, with a working knowledge of Criminal Law and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. You must also hold a full UK driving licence (manual).
The ideal Candidate will have:
- Recent experience of working within one of the following services: Home Office Police Service, Parks Police Service, British Transport Police or other Police Service where enforcing the law, rules and regulations have been necessary.
- Experience of dealing either with traffic control and / or the control of crowds at events.
- Experience of attending court and presenting evidence
- Experience of assisting members of the public both face to face and on the telephone.
- Experience of monitoring and operating CCTV.
- Experience of using Microsoft IT packages and databases.
Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!
The basic hours are 36 hours per week and an essential part of the role involves a willingness to work evenings, nights, weekends, Bank Holidays and events. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative recruitment timeline
Closing date: 4th December 2022
Short listing date: W/C Monday 12th December 2022
Interview date: W/C Monday 19th December 2022 (Subject to change)
Please note, successful candidates will be asked to write a report and to give a 10-minute presentation as part of the interview process.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
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