Public Protection Officer
Location United Kingdom
Posted Date July 20, 2023
Company Email [email protected]
Company Website http://www.rossendale.gov.uk
Job type Full Time
Package (per year) 28900.00 - 32909.00

Join the Team as a Public Protection Officer - Exciting Opportunity in the Software Industry!

Are you passionate about enforcing compliance and ensuring public protection? Are you looking for a dynamic role that allows you to make a difference in various disciplines while working in a people-centric and forward-thinking organization? Look no further! We have an exciting opportunity for a Public Protection Officer at our esteemed company.

The Role:

As a Public Protection Officer, you will play a vital role in ensuring compliance and enforcing enforcement legislation related to public protection functions. You will collaborate with various stakeholders, including the Police, Fire Service, Environment Agency, and utility companies, to enforce relevant legislation and provide specialist advice across multiple disciplines.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

To excel in this role, you should meet the following qualifications and carry out the associated duties and responsibilities:

Qualifications:
- You should be educated to at least GCSE standard 'C' or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English.
- Qualifications or training in PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) will be beneficial.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of licensing and enforcement legislation, including public protection, licensing, and registration functions.
- Interpret and implement public protection legislation, guidance, and technical information effectively.
- Enforce relevant local authority public protection legislation in coordination with various bodies and agencies.
- Address complaints related to public protection areas, such as hackney carriages, private hire vehicles, gambling licenses, environmental crimes, and rogue landlords.
- Prepare reports, statutory notices, and correspondence in accordance with the Council's public protection enforcement policy and priorities.
- Gather evidence for formal proceedings (prosecutions and formal cautions), conduct interviews according to PACE, and represent the Council in court when required.
- Assist the Public Protection Manager in dealing with objections to premises and vehicle license applications under various Acts.
- Liaise with other council services, police, and fire service as appropriate, occasionally working outside normal office hours for enforcement activities.

Person Specification:

To be a successful candidate, you should possess the following qualities:

- Prior experience in an Environmental Crime, licensing, or enforcement role.
- Excellent face-to-face communication skills while dealing with members of the public.
- The ability to handle telephone and email enquiries professionally and efficiently.
- Effective conflict resolution skills in a calm and diplomatic manner.
- Experience in interpreting legislation, policy, and guidance to contribute to local policies and procedures.
- Proficiency in carrying out complex criminal investigations, preparing evidence packs, and attending court for formal criminal proceedings.
- A good knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, and other relevant Acts.
- Capability to represent the authority at external meetings and act as a professional witness.
- Strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office, and excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparing detailed reports.
- The ability to work independently, make decisions within pre-determined guidelines, and manage workload efficiently.
- Team-oriented with the capacity to work under tight deadlines and prioritize conflicting tasks.
- Committed to delivering high levels of customer care and embodying the council's values and behaviors.
- Willingness to occasionally work outside normal office hours.
- Possession of a full current driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Benefits:

As part of our commitment to our employees, we offer a range of attractive benefits, including:

- Flexible working options to accommodate work-life balance.
- Family-friendly policies.
- On-site free parking.
- Up to 31 days' annual leave, with the option to purchase additional leave.
- Participation in the salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.
- Savings and loan scheme for financial support.
- Discounted gym membership for a healthy lifestyle.
- Generous pension scheme and additional voluntary contribution.
- Staff reward scheme to recognize outstanding contributions.
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for personal support.
- Employee forums to foster a sense of community and well-being.

How to Apply:

To apply for this rewarding role, download and complete the application form provided at https://www.rossendale.gov.uk. Return the completed application form to the email address specified or send it to the address:

Rossendale Borough Council, People & Policy, The Business Centre, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 0BB.

Alternatively, you can email your name and address, quoting reference number PP0020, or contact People and Policy on 01706 252513.

Inclusion Commitment:

As part of our commitment to inclusivity, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people who meet the minimum requirements and identify with one of the following criteria:

- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
- Individuals with disabilities or long-term health conditions.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is Monday, 31st July 2023, at 10 am.

Interview Date:

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 14th August 2023.

Job Type and Salary:

This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary ranging from £28,900 to £32,909 per year.

Join Our Team:

If you are enthusiastic about public protection and compliance and wish to contribute to a thriving and supportive work environment, seize this opportunity and apply now to become an essential part of our Public Protection Team! At our company, we value expertise and dedication and encourage professional growth and development.

*Please note that the job description and benefits may be subject to change. We eagerly await applications from candidates who are excited to join our team!*