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Civil Enforcement Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/06/2019 23:59
£19,554 - £21,166
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

You will undertake patrols enforcing and advising on the Parking Restrictions in South Gloucestershire issuing Penalty Charge Notices as appropriate. This includes residents parking schemes in South Gloucestershire.

You may also be required to monitor, report or take enforcement action for other forms of offence while on patrol in line with agreed protocols and processes. As an example this could be a Fixed Penalty Notice for litter.

You are required to report street scene defects such as missing signs, faded road markings and faulting street lighting.

It is expected that you will work a 37 hour week spread over a shift pattern. The days of work required will be flexible to provide cover as required and to include weekend and Bank Holiday working. You may be required to work overtime, in which case payment or time off in lieu will be available.

Traffic management is a high profile, front-line service of considerable interest to the public and Members.

About the Team

The team comprises 12 Civil Enforcement Officers grouped into 2 teams working alternate shifts, each of which is under the direct supervision of a Senior Civil Enforcement Officer.

Appeals against Penalty Charge Notices issued are handled by a team of 4 full time equivalent Parking Appeals Case Officers. This team is under the direct supervision of a Parking Appeals Team Leader Case Officer.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You must be able to work on your own and use your own initiative

You must be able to make decisions on your own

You must be able to deal with angry and disappointed members of the public

You must be able to deal with aggressive and confrontational situations

You must be able to manage a work load and comply with statutory requirements and guidelines

Work in adverse weather conditions

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours


You will have a current full driving licence

You will have detailed knowledge of parking enforcement legislation

You will have a relevant professional qualification such as City and Guilds

Additional Information:

These posts are currently based at the Badminton Road, Yate.

For an informal discussion, once you have read the job summary, please contact Mike Barnes on 01454 868491 or email Michael.barnes@southglos.gov.uk.


It is a requirement of employment that a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check. The contact details are: Sensitive Applications Team, Customer Services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD - Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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