Safety officers have launched a hunt for two new CCTV operators to help monitor a network of new cameras in Worksop as part of a multiagency project.
Bassetlaw District Council is recruiting two experienced CCTV advanced operators to deliver a 24-7 service based within Worksop to increase public safety and cut crime.
The roles are being funded by the Safer Streets 3 project and will support a wider ambition to make the streets of Worksop safer for women and girls as well as the local community.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry successfully secured £550k from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund as part of a £23.5million national pot set aside by the Government to reduce violence against women and girls.
As part of a partnership between Commissioner Henry, Bassetlaw District Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire County Council, the funding will deliver 15 new CCTV cameras to Worksop District Council’s network in addition to 12 upgraded cameras, making a total number of 27.
Since the start of the New Year, officers from Bassetlaw District Council’s Community Safety and CCTV Team have been busy installing new columns across the town centre to accommodate the new cameras. Column installations are already complete in High Hoe/Eastgate/Kilton Hill roundabout, Canal Road/Priorswell Road Bridge, Church Walk/Canch, College/Blythe Road and Gateford/Babbage Way.
Commissioner Henry said: “The new suite of cameras in Worksop will help us stop criminals in their tracks either by catching them in the act and bringing them to justice or by making them think twice about committing their crimes in the first place. This is good news for Worksop.
“Women especially feel reassured by the presence of CCTV. Our new operators will be providing a hugely valuable service to the safety of our communities and helping to reduce fear.”
Councillor Jo White, Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw District Council said: “It’s really important that people feel safe in our communities so I am pleased to see this investment in CCTV. This will help reduce crime and the fear of crime and adds additional coverage to our existing network. One of the things women told us would make them feel safer was more CCTV and our safer streets partnership is delivering just that.”
The new post holders will be required to work a 12-hour rotational shift system based on an average 42-hour working week including day, night shifts and weekends.
The CCTV Control Room is open 365 days a year. Duties include the need to monitor and operate the CCTV cameras in a control room to agreed standards and provide an emergency response service to internal and external customers.
Applicants must have experience of handling difficult situations and the ability to work in a demanding environment.
The post holder should have full SIA accreditation in CCTV and Data Protection, and will be subject to Police Vetting, including an enhanced DBS clearance check.
To request an application pack, please visit https://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/ or telephone the HR Team on (01909) 533121. Please quote RND1273E on the application form and within all correspondence.
Posted on Tuesday 15th February 2022