Neighbourhood Wardens work in local communities to reduce anti-social behaviour and make people feel safe. Wardens need to be pleasant and find it easy to talk to people they don’t know. They would also need to be confident to approach people who are being antisocial without being aggressive.
Other names for this type of job are street warden, community warden, city warden or safety warden.
- Patrol housing estates, town centres and public spaces as part of a team
- Get to know the local community in the areas patrolling
- Look for any signs of vandalism and antisocial behaviour/crime
- Report any findings
The organisations that would employ neighbourhood wardens are local councils for their parks and open green spaces and businesses who are based in a high-risk area for anti-social behaviour and want to protect their premises.
Wardens would work mostly outside and would wear a uniform, so they are easily recognised by the community. You would do a lot of walking and speak to people in the local community to get to know them, so they know who you are and feel safer.
Usually, full time hours between 40-42 per week. Would be shift based – daytime, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
Starting from £20,000.
GCSEs would normally be required for this role. You could search Do-it for volunteering opportunities where you could develop the skills needed to get a job as a neighbourhood warden.
You could also apply for an apprenticeship. If you have an EHCP you may be able to apply under the DfE exemption which allows the apprentice to use Entry Level 3 English and Maths qualifications. The apprentice would have to be competent enough to successfully achieve all other aspects of the apprenticeship requirements, become occupationally competent and achieve Entry Level 3 in English and Maths before the end of their apprenticeship.