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CCTV Operator
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/173651
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 16:44 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:44 PM
  • Working Pattern: Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week, Shift work
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Houghton Regis , Bedfordshire

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CCTV Operator

Team: Community Services     

Job Family: CBG6 - Providing          
Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 pro rata per annum plus approx. £2,500 per annum weekend and night time working enhancements
Hours: 18.5 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 5th December 2021

Interview Date: TBC




More about the role:

In Community Services, we work to reduce crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Our goal? To make Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live. As a CCTV Operator, you’ll play a big part in our team’s success. By monitoring our CCTV systems, you’ll help us spot issues and make sure they’re dealt with quickly. Join us and find your greatness as you protect our communities and create a more pleasant region for all.


Using hi-tech CCTV systems set up in the town centre and public spaces, you’ll monitor key areas and flag up any problems. You’ll then work with partner agencies, particularly the Police to ensure a fast, joined-up response. Where necessary, you’ll also provide evidence and witness statements in court. Maintaining accurate records will be crucial.


To work unsupervised, you must have a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Front Line CCTV licence. If you don’t have this already, we’ll organise training so you can get the qualification that’s needed. Once you have this, we’ll pay for the licence and any external training.


Perhaps you’ve worked in a crime prevention or community safety role before. Whatever your background, you must have knowledge of relevant legislation, excellent communication skills, able to work on own and as part of a team and be able to follow procedures. You’ll also have honed your observational skills and learned to cope in a high-pressure working environment. Calm and collected, with GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English, you’ll be IT-literate and able to multi-task.    


You’ll work a shift pattern - either 10 or 12 hours on a rota including night shifts, weekends and bank holidays.


Join us, and you’ll enjoy attractive benefits plus the chance to learn and progress. We offer full in-house training plus the support to gain a SIA licence. Even better, you’ll find your greatness as you help us reduce crime and boost community safety.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


As part of the application process you will be asked to confirm if you have right to remain in the UK. 


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: CCTV Operator


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Mandy Gower at or call 0300 300 5825.


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at 


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role