Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.
|About the Role
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within Place Department – Public Realm to service and administer the council’s requirement to deal with abandoned and nuisance vehicles with the borough of Croydon.
Abandoned Vehicles Officers are involved in a range of activities including:
- Dealing with abandoned motor vehicles both on public and private land, including motor vehicles surrendered by their keepers.
- Dealing with Untaxed vehicles in accordance with legislation.
- Commitment to the continuing search for improvements in the quality and efficiency of the procedures and guidelines on nuisance and abandoned vehicle service and the delivery of the service
- This will include site visits to identified vehicles and the application of notices to said vehicles.
Based at the Public Realm Office you will work borough wide in partnership with other departments and agencies to effectively and efficiently deliver the abandoned vehicle service. To develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners.
You will need a good working knowledge of:
- Refuse and Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
- The Removal and Disposal of Vehicles Regulations 1986
- Road Traffic Act 1991
- London Local Authorities Act 1994 (and as subsequently amended) and all other relevant legislation
- Good verbal skills, including dealing with conflict
- Good writing skills, including the ability to write reports/statements, keep clear and concise notes and draft letters/emails
- Ability to work in a professional manner and inspire confidence in the service within local community
- Ability to communicate with people at different levels within partner agencies, other organisations by telephone or in person
- Ability to clearly explain service issues to the public
- Ability to work independently and to use own initiative
- Ability to deal effectively with customers in difficult situations
- Ability to analyse problems and apply knowledge, skills and techniques to solve problems and make good decisions
- Competent level of ICT skills (particularly Microsoft Office)
|Equalities & Safeguarding Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS check.