Seasonal Coast Enforcement Officer

Recruiter
HR GO Recruitment
Location
Margate
Salary
14.17 - 14.17 Seasonal Coast Enforcement Officer <strong
Posted
01 Mar 2021
Closes
02 Mar 2021
Ref
2017867313
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Seasonal Coast Enforcement Officer
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.