The post holder will be 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 will also be occasional court attendances to provide evidence in subsequent hearings.
You will maintain detailed surveillance logs and associated system logs and documentation in accordance with specified procedures which require computer literacy.
You will liaise 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 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 incidents in Dartford covered by CCTV.
You should be familiar with and adhere to the principles of the Data Protection Act, Human Rights 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 day’s evenings weekends and bank holidays. Lone working is involved however the post forms a wider part of the Council’s Community Safety Unit.
The post holder will need to have, or be prepared to achieve, an SIA qualification in CCTV monitoring.
This post requires Kent Police Vetting and a Basic Disclosure check
Interviews will take place w/c 1st April 2019