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Community Protection Officer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:Yes 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Byron House, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16HS 


Closing date:16 January 2022 at midnight 

Community Protection Officer (up to 12 positions available)  
The starting salary is £25,991 (level 1) rising to £27,741 (level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time) Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
This is a key worker role for the local authority; which during the pandemic helped to ensure the wellbeing and safety of thousands of Nottingham’s citizens. There are up to 12 positions available. 
Nottingham City Council is looking to recruit for the position of Community Protection Officer (CPO), a unique and innovative role where you will make a difference to its resident’s lives and the wider community. You will build strong links within the communities and deal with issues that matter most to its residents at a frontline level; including duties for the council's regulatory and statutory services, i.e. noise, licensing, business compliance, housing standards. 
As a Community Protection Officer you will spend 80% of your time on the streets where you will conduct high visibility patrols
  • investigating and dealing with environmental crimes
  • providing early stage enforcement and engagement on behalf of regulatory services (Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Housing etc)
  • challenging anti-social behaviour by using delegated powers from Nottingham City Council
  • Also with the aim of tackling criminal activity on your patch in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police.
You will need to be flexible as no two days are the same and the role can be challenging, but highly rewarding. Nottingham City Council is dedicated to improving its inner city areas and to making it safe and clean for all who work, live and visit Nottingham. The role of a Community Protection Officer is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for a challenge and to make a difference to the community.   
Do you have the qualities to be a Community Protection officer?
• A professional, calm and positive manner
• An ability to be sensitive but remain objective
• Effective communication and listening skills
• Ability to work shifts and be flexible
• The confidence to tackle inappropriate behaviours
• The ability to work in a team, but equally under your own initiative
• The skills to deal with people from different religious, social backgrounds, ages and levels of education
• Good written skills and attention to detail
• Must complete level 5 of the multi stage fitness test (bleep test)
• Ability to work out of doors in varying weather conditions including lone patrolling.
The recruitment process will include three parts:
• Fitness test (completing level 5 on the 20m bleep test)
• Assessment centre (written and role play)
• Formal interview
For informal enquiries please contact either; Alex Cox on Tel: 07983 427888 or Maria Summers on Tel: 07970 471826 or email 
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.                      
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!  
Useful information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.                             
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.                                   
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, LGBT applicants and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce. This role is only available to over 18's but there is no upper age limit!                                        
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.                                                      
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