CCTV Operator (Fixed Term)

Employer: Dartford Borough Council
Salary: £20,591 PA pro-rated. A 12.5% Shift Allowance is also included.
Location: Kent
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Evenings/Full Time/Nights/Weekends
Hours: 37 hours per week. 7 Day Shift Rota. Flexi-time available.
DBS Check: Yes
Closing Date: 19/06/2022 at 23:59
Reference: DBC/CCTV22

CCTV Operator (Fixed Term until 31st March 2023 with the possibility of this being further extended)

The post holder will be part of a team responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Council’s CCTV monitoring system by proactively observing, identifying and interpreting situations and taking immediate action by notifying the appropriate emergency service, security agency or other relevant authority. There may also be occasional court attendances to provide evidence in subsequent proceedings.


You will maintain detailed surveillance logs and associated system logs and documentation in accordance with specified procedures which require some computer literacy.


You will work closely with the CCTV Supervisor to ensure necessary cover in the control room and that relevant council colleagues are fully briefed on current events. You will need to be an active participant in the Dartford Town Against Crime (business Crime Partnership) scheme, liaising with private sector CCTV operators and staff and also be sufficiently autonomous to make decisions and interventions involving the direction and control of emergency Services to an incident in Dartford covered by CCTV.


You should be familiar with and adhere to the principles of the Data Protection Act, Human Rights Act, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), Freedom of Information Act and Knowledge of Common Law as it affects the role and be able to produce evidentially compliant copies of CCTV footage for both public and private organisations.


You will have excellent communication skills and be comfortable using radio communications equipment.


This post operates on a rotating shift pattern, which includes weekends and bank holidays. Lone working is involved however the post forms a wider part of the Council’s Community Safety Team.


The post holder will need to have or be prepared to achieve an SIA qualification in CCTV monitoring.


This post requires Kent Police Vetting.

This post is considered by DBC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.

37 hours per week. 7 Day Shift Rota. Flexi-time available. Free parking. 

“The Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer”

Interviews will take place on 29th June 2022

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