Temporary Assistant Street Enforcement Officer

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Temporary Assistant Street Enforcement Officer
Kensington, London
Contract / Temporary

K&C 5224522 & 5224521

Posted: 1st March 2023 09:30
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.51 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Kensington, London,

    W8 6PW

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Assistant Street Enforcement Officer

Reference no:  K&C 5224522 & 5224521

Pay Rate: £16.51 per hour PAYE

This opening assignment is for 3 months

The working pattern is an average of 5 out of 7-day rota covering every day of the week between the hours of 7am and 11pm.  Officers will work an 8hr day (unpaid lunch of 50mins) working hours will be 7.2hrs per day.

The purpose of the role is to ensure by way of enforcement or persuasion that the streets and other open land in the Borough are kept in a clean condition at all times, and are free from litter, staining, dumped waste, graffiti, and fly-posting.

Ensure by way of enforcement or persuasion that all highways in the Royal Borough are free from obstructions of all kinds, including unlicensed tables and chairs, builders’ materials, protruding and unsafe scaffolding, unlit skips, abandoned bicycles, A-boards (where policy dictates) etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Detect and examine waste and litter placed unlawfully on the street or on open land, with a view to identifying the person and/or company responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them, and ensuring that the waste and litter is cleared away promptly.
  • Detect the incorrect use of waste receptacles, in particular the contamination of recycling receptacles by non-recyclable material, and to ensure the prevention of such behaviour by means of advice, education, or enforcement as appropriate; to promote waste reduction, re-use, and recycling.
  • Inspect and report on gullies, litterbins, paladin bins, and skips and to resolve problems encountered.
  • Detect graffiti, fly-posting, unauthorised advertising, and sex worker cards with a view to identifying the person and/or company responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them, and removing the graffiti, fly-posting, advertising and sex worker cards either personally or by referring the matter to a suitable contractor.
  • Detect obstructions on the highway, whether on the footway or on the carriageway (including obstructions on highways maintainable at private expense), with a view to identifying the person responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them and ensuring the removal of the obstruction.
  • Investigate complaints from Councillors, members of the public, local businesses, visitors, and colleagues about any matter that is detrimental to the street scene, and to provide prompt direct feedback to each complainant about the action taken to solve the complaint.
  • Monitor the work of the operatives employed by the Council’s contractor for recycling, household and commercial waste collection, and street cleansing etc, and to give instructions, advice, guidance, and oral warnings as may be appropriate in the event of any shortfall against the standards required in the contract and required by the Council’s or the contractor’s Quality Assurance systems.
  • Carry out monthly Health, Safety and Welfare inspections of the demised premises in partnership with contract staff to assess compliance with health and safety standards, making recommendations for improvement and detailing any hazards.
  • Monitor all the public conveniences operated by the Council, ensuring that they are fully operational and where necessary reporting defects to the appropriate contractor.
  • Detect the unlicensed erection of hoardings or scaffolding around building sites, and to detect the unlicensed depositing of skips or builders’ materials on the highway; and to detect any breach of the conditions placed on any licences for such matters; all with a view to identifying the person and company responsible and taking appropriate enforcement action against them, and ensuring the removal or licensing of any unlicensed objects.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


*** Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 2 years recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Working knowledge of relevant legislation and powers (i.e. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974, Highways Act 1980), and ability to apply appropriately.
  3. Experience and/or willingness to work across boundaries jointly with others to find solutions.
  4. Excellent communication and listening skills, with the ability to diffuse confrontational situations, and also to learn from others
  5. Ability to identify and analyse problematic issues (for example, situations affecting street scene or cleanliness, or contractual, or internal performance), and to devise and take appropriate remedial action to improve and maintain excellent standards.
  6. Ability to write clear, persuasive, and concise reports requiring minimal editing.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full UK driving licence.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Temporary Assistant Street Enforcement Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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