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Neighbourhood warden

Neighbourhood wardens work in local communities to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Potential salary
£17,000 to £28,000
Working hours
40 to 42 a week
  • 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.
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20th October 2020