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Casual Gatekeepers
  • Employer: Gravesham Council
  • Reference: GREC1017LS
  • Published: Tue 12/10/2021, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: National Minimum Wage
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Street, Gravesend, Kent

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Casual Gatekeepers

Our Organisation

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.

Main responsibilities

Undertake a range of specialist tasks including:

  1. Opening and closing of the gate at King Street to allow buses and other authorised vehicles into the Pedestrian area of Gravesend.
  2. Ensuring that the other gates around the town area are locked or opened as detailed in the Council’s procedures at the start or finish of each shift.
  3. To act as a point of contact for members of the public coming into the town area.
  4. To liaise with CCTV and the GSafe Radio system on any suspicious people passing through the gate area and to be observant at all times.
  5. Complying with legislation relating to health and safety of staff at work.
  6. Carrying out other functions as directed by Town Centre Manager from time to time.

Essential qualifications/experience

The postholder should have a good general standard of education being both numerate and literate and possess effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable qualifications/experience

The postholder must be an effective team worker but also able to work on his/her own initiative. He/she must be able to deal with possible stressfull and volatile situations in a calm manner whilst adopting a clear customer focus, tact and diplomacy being required at all times. He/she will also have to work outside at all times even in inclement weather.

He/she should be physically fit and there is a requirement to wear uniform, as provided, at all times during working hours which comprises of a job share basis covering Monday to Sunday up to 37 hours per week.

A commitment and contribution to the Council’s Equal Opportunities policy is an essential requirement of the post.

The postholder will carry out all duties and activities having regard to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and in accordance with any instruction from senior members of staff under that Act, or any Council or Departmental codes of Practice or Procedures.

In return we offer you:

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.


In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.


A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Graham Long on 01474 337306

Important Information-

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

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough 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

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.

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