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Parkguard supports Service leavers

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Parkguard supports Service leavers Parkguard is a Community Safety Company set up by our Managing Director and Service leaver, Lee Hutchings in 2005. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength. We supply Uniformed Patrol Officers to Patrol Local Authority Housing Stock, Estates and open space areas. As a result of these patrols, officers engage with local communities, provide a uniform deterrent and provide Local Authorities and the Police with valuable Intelligence.

Parkguard is currently undergoing a period of growth and expansion to serve local Authorities, the Communities of London and the Home Counties. We currently have Patrol Bases in Finchley, Greenford, Tower Hamlets and Broxbourne within Hertfordshire.

Vacancies We are currently looking for 10 new Patrol Officers to fill new contracts.

Job Role

  • Assist the public on behalf of the Local Authority with regards to safety and welfare
  • Gather information & intelligence for directed and further action against offenders, share information and facilitate cross-border liaison
  • Detect, Disrupt & Deter offenders and take appropriate enforcement action where required
  • Process persons for relevant offences and other enforcement actions and ensure that all matters relating to the process of information are carried out in a prompt, efficient manner in line with service and legal requirements
  • Provide education and awareness-based patrols in the public domain, in a policing remit to manage crime, ASB and other forms of nuisance in a borough/area wide setting
  • Task hotspot localities identified by the public and the Police and actively prioritise low level and quality of life issues
  • Work in partnership with Local Service providers: Police, Intelligence Units, Crime Reduction and Community Safety Units;
  • Provide a reduction in the fear of crime and improved reassurance through committed public liaison and by attending various Council, Police and public meetings in relation to this role.

Key Requirements

  • A valid SIA Door Supervisors Licence & criminal record DBS Certificate
  • A valid driver’s licence & own means of transport to and from the work base, the location of which may change from assignment to assignment
  • A good level of understanding of Criminal Law and an ability to learn policy, process and required, specific legislation
  • Be physically fit and able to patrol on foot and work from a vehicle for the duration of each shift, able to wear body armour and manage any physical altercations
  • Be compassionate and motivated to support and help the public
  • Be willing to work in close partnership with other organisations
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Be able to deal with confrontational, volatile and physical incidents
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Be able to self-task and take responsibility for service delivery & development;
  • For staff capable of progressing into a career, you will need to pass a full Police vetting.


  • 28 Days Paid Annual Leave
  • Increased Bank Holiday Pay
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Full Uniform & Kit
  • One to One & Online Training Courses
  • Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) Training
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • £31,200 + per annum and overtime available.

Parkguard is an organisation that supports Service leavers and will prioritise their applications once received. We have employed numerous ex-Service personnel, helping them transition from the Military into a Civilian role, and have recently employed Josh who left the Army in July 2020.

Josh went through the CTP, and when it became apparent he didn’t have an SIA Door Supervisor Licence, he was informed how to get his SIA licence and offered invaluable advice on how to put his transferrable skills from the Military into his CV. Josh was enthusiastic regarding the role and promptly completed the course. Josh then applied and after interview, was immediately employed within Parkguard Ltd. He is now a valuable part of a Community Safety Team working within the Lea Valley area.

While we understand that there is ongoing uncertainty around COVID and job security, Parkguard haven’t made any employees redundant nor have any staff members been furloughed throughout the pandemic. In fact, Parkguard has adapted and moved into new sectors supporting our local Authority Partners.

Better yet, we’re delighted to say that we have recently been awarded the Bronze Military Covenant award.
Please have a look at our Company website for more information.

If you’re interested in working for Parkguard as a Patrol Officer, please apply via CTP’s online job board RightJob. The ID Number is: N355660, and if you wish to contact us directly for more information or advice, please email us at [email protected]