- knowledge of public safety and security
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to work well with others
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- thinking and reasoning skills
- concentration skills
- customer service skills
- excellent verbal communication skills
- to be flexible and open to change
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- responding to anti-social behaviour incidents
- reporting crime to the police
- telling the council and other authorities about environmental problems
- issuing fixed penalty notices for litter, graffiti and dog fouling
- making sure empty properties are safe and secure
- supporting older and vulnerable people in the area
- getting involved in community activities
- visiting schools and attending community and resident meetings
- sharing information with other agencies like the police, community groups, social landlords and tenants’ associations
You may need to wear a uniform.
You could work in the community.
With experience, you could become an assistant head warden, senior warden, or warden coordinator.
You can find out more about becoming a neighbourhood warden from your local council.Data from National Careers Service.