Council seeks £11-an-hour social distancing officer

Council seeks £11-an-hour social distancing officer: 'Resilient character' who can move on lockdown flouters could earn up to £21,000-a-year Flexible Community Support Officer advertised by Kingdom Security in Essex Role in West Thurrock will involve 'making sure that people are social distancing'  Applicants should have 'resilient character' as there is 'occasional confrontation'

By Faith Ridler For Mailonline

Published: 15:12 BST, 3 May 2020 | Updated: 15:39 BST, 3 May 2020

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A council is set to hire a community support officer dedicated to helping enforce social distancing rules in Essex.

The role has been advertised by private security firm Kingdom Security, which already hands out penalty tickets under litter laws for Thurrock Council.

The job advertisement describes the Flexible Community Support Officer role as an assignment to help the council 'patrol the streets, park and other areas around the borough making sure that people are social distancing.'

Applicants, who will earn £11 per hour and be paid weekly, should have a 'resilient character, as some interaction with offenders can occasionally be confrontational.' 

Pictured: A police officer speaks to a man in St James's Park amid coronavirus lockdown in London

Pictured: A police officer speaks to a man in St James's Park amid coronavirus lockdown in London

They must also have the ability to defuse hostile situations professionally and should show good observational skills.

In addition, applicants must have 'effective verbal and written skills and excellent attention to detail for report writing and speaking to members of the public.' 

Anyone applying for the role, which

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