Chatham Town Centre Community Safety Officer
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC731RS
  • Published: Fri 11/06/2021, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 (£26,450 - £32,207) per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Police Station, Purser Way, Gillingham , Kent

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Chatham Town Centre Community Safety Officer

Please note this is a fixed term contract for 2 years.  

Provide a high visibility presence within the Chatham Town Centre area to assist and reassure business users, stakeholders, residents and visitors.

Carry out uniformed patrol both individually and in conjunction with partnership agencies.

To prevent reduce and investigate Anti-Social Behaviour, including disorderly behaviour, aggressive begging, graffiti and street drinking with an aim to create a safe and welcoming environment.

Undertake routine inspections of public areas to ensure compliance with environmental standards including business waste compliance, highways obstruction, fly-tipping, fly-posting, abandoned vehicles and street scene regulation conformity.

Enforce relevant legislation relating to by-laws, orders, environmental crime and anti-social behaviour.

Keep detailed evidential records, take witness statements and when necessary issue orders, warnings, notices, fixed penalty notices and prepare prosecution files.

Present evidence at Criminal and Civil Court.

Develop strong and lasting links with partnership agencies, including Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, internal council departments, health and mental health services and any other necessary organisation including those in the voluntary sector.

Become Medway Council’s first point of contact in Chatham Town Centre for the community, business providers, other stakeholders, voluntary groups and visitors.

Work with agencies including those within the voluntary sector to address rough sleeping and homelessness.

Essential Qualifications

A good standard of general education including GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths.

Desirable Qualification

CSAS qualified.

S.I.A Qualified.

Qualification or training in environmental and/or anti-social behaviour enforcement.

Evidenced training in PREVENT, WRAP and Child/Adult safeguarding.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Neil Howlett on 01634 331183.

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS


If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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