Parking Enforcement Officer

Parking Enforcement Officer

  • Location: Witney
  • Salary: £19,003 - £19,909 per annum
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 31 January 2022
  • Interview Date: 07 February 2022

If you like being out and about in the fresh air during the day, in a work environment where no two days are the same, then this could be the job for you. No previous experience is necessary, you will receive full and comprehensive training to carry out your work. What we do ask for is a can-do attitude, good judgement skills and a sense of fairness and attention to detail.

West Oxfordshire District Council is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing West Oxfordshire as one of the best places to live, work and visit in the UK.  We provide a range of important services including waste and recycling collections, planning, housing, leisure, community safety and environmental health.  The Council has an ambitious Council Plan focussed on a range of important priorities including climate action, strong local communities, and a vibrant district economy.  We want to deliver excellent modern services whilst ensuring the financial sustainability of the Council.  We also want to continue working in close partnership with our local communities and other important partners.

About the role…

You will be joining a dedicated and professional team who help to keep traffic flowing across our district. Though you are part of a team, each day you will be making your own decisions in a variety of situations. The job has its challenges but dealing with these brings the reward of knowing that you have done a good job and that you are making a real difference and offering an important benefit to the community.

You will find yourself in regular contact with members of the public who will be asking for your help with many different questions, not just about parking, but also about where places and attractions are and how to get there. A commitment to providing great customer service and good communication skills are essential.

Though you will be part of a fully supported team who you will have direct communications with throughout the day, generally you will be patrolling by yourself, on foot or in a vehicle and you will need to be resilient and comfortable with working on your own initiative. When on foot, you will cover a number of miles each day, so you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness.

As one of our Parking Enforcement Officers you will:

  • Enforce the parking restrictions on the roads and in the off-street car parks, to reduce dangerous and inconsiderate parking;
  • Provide information to the public of appropriate parking facilities and directions for local amenities;
  • Keep unauthorised vehicles out of bus stops, taxi ranks and disabled parking spaces;
  • Provide a regular turnover of limited wait parking spaces to give other users the opportunity to park;
  • Be in charge of issuing penalty charge notices to contravening vehicles gathering evidence through written notes and photographs using a handheld computer
  • Work on a 2 week rota system including every other Saturday

You will need…

  • Must have current driving license and the ability to meet travelling needs of the role, including driving company vehicles.
  • Secondary school qualifications to include maths and English
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer focused and the ability to deal with people

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Maria Wheatley on 01285 623228 or email

Please follow the link to see our great benefits: Benefits

Closing date for CV’s: Monday 31st January 2022 at Midnight
Interview Date: W/C 7th February 2022

You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Forest of Dean District Council) to deliver more efficient and improved services. 

Publica is a unique place to work – we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.

What can we do for you…

  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays (subject to role) and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • paid for health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • paid for Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • cycle to work scheme
  • paid for access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)

These are just a handful of the benefits  that you can enjoy when you join us!

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623319.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.

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