Thurrock Council recruiting specialist social distancing officers

THURROCK Council is recruiting for a community support officer dedicated to enforcing social distancing rules in place as part of the coronavirus lockdown.

The role is advertised by private security firm Kingdom Security, which helps enforce litter laws for Thurrock Council.

The role, which is paid £11 an hour, is described as a Flexible Community Support Officer and adds: “This assignment will be helping the council, patrolling the streets, park and other areas around the borough making sure that people are social distancing.”

It says whoever gets the role needs to have a “calm and assertive manner with the ability to deal professional and diplomatically with people from all backgrounds” as well as a “resilient character, as some interaction with the offenders, can occasionally be confrontational.”

Applicants also need the “ability to defuse hostile situations professionally”.

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