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Job Description

Neighbourhood wardens will help reduce anti-social behaviour by being seen out on the streets, they respond to incidents and report any crimes to police, they will alert the council and other authorities about any environmental issues, get involved in community activities, support older and vulnerable people in the community and check to make sure empty properties are safe and secure.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but you’ll usually need:

  • a good general standard of education
  • literacy and numeracy skills
  • experience of working with the public
  • a clear understanding of issues faced by communities
  • a commitment to equal opportunities

It could give you an advantage to have a driving licence and be aged 21 or over to drive a company vehicle.

You could volunteer as a warden, or work with people with issues like homelessness, drugs, or anti-social behaviour, to give you some of the skills needed. 

You’ll also need an enhanced background check which your employer will arrange for you.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could become an assistant head warden, senior warden, or warden coordinator.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Accommodation warden
  • Civil enforcement officer
  • Police community support officer

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate and get on with people from all ages and backgrounds
  • The ability to be open minded and able to build trust
  • A confident and assertive manner
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Able to react quickly in unexpected situations
  • A good level of fitness
  • The ability to handle aggressive behaviour in a tactful manner

Starting Salary

£17,000 to £28,000

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