Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer

Do you want to be part of an innovative front-line team working with different communities to make Bristol a safer and cleaner place? Are you motivated to tackle environmental crime and deal with issues such as flytipping, commercial waste and graffiti which impact the lives of many people in our city?

Growth and Regeneration
Job Type
Environmental/ Waste/ Recycling
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Fixed Term
100 Temple Street BS1 6AG
Pay Grade
27,905 - 31,371
Not Applicable
Closing Date
Ref No

12 month fixed term.
Secondments are welcomed.
Out of Hours Service. Minimum of 60 hours per year will be out of hours working.

The Neighbourhood Enforcement Team has expanded to be part of a multi-agency Clean Streets ‘Big Tidy’ team that is delivering a high impact ,  ‘blitz’ approach to making neighbourhoods cleaner. The Big Tidy teams are combing cleansing, enforcement and engagement and are delivering a ‘whole place’ approach to improving areas of the city with the biggest challenges. A vacancy has arisen for a Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer to be part of the Big Tidy work.

This is a great opportunity for you if you are looking to develop your skills and get experience in this field of work. Your background may not be in enforcement but you will have an ability to understand and apply legislation, to carry out investigations, to interview people and be willing to work in potentially confrontational and challenging circumstances. Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers work closely with other council teams in particular Housing, Licencing, Clean Streets as well as others in the community such as the police, business, citizens groups and the council’s environment enforcement contractor.

You will have plenty of opportunity for shadowing colleagues, for learning and development and will be part of a supportive team.

You will:

  • Deliver  informal and formal actions which tackle a range of environmental crimes and waste related neighbourhood issues.
  • Deliver sustainable “safe, clean and green” outcomes for Bristol’s neighbourhoods through a combination of prevention, education, partnership and enforcement action to achieve lasting behaviour change in the city.

The role will also sometimes involves working early mornings, evenings and some weekends as part of the Out of Hours Service.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Interviews scheduled for Monday 20th April 2020.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Team Leader Christopher Swinscoe on 07775026303 or email or Neighbourhood Services Manager Lindsay Hay on 07469413351

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and
promote people from all sections of the community.