Job Hunting Guide

What sort of skills do I need to register?

We're market leaders in providing employers with temporary and permanent staff who possess enforcement skills and work experience.

We welcome registrations from all job seekers whom possess these skills sets. Our service is very relevant for regulatory compliance/enforcement, trading standards, health and safety, environmental health, licensing and parking professionals.

What happens after I register with Enforcement Skills?

After registering with us, you will be contacted within 48 hours by our Recruitment team to discuss your work requirements. You will also become eligible to receive alerts about the many jobs that we work on as well as be informed about any jobs that you would be suitable for by phone, text and email.

Feel free to contact us about any jobs that you see, either on our sector specific job boards, or via our email alerts, and express your interest in any of our roles. Please make sure you direct these enquiries to the person whose name is on the advert.

We will inform you about the role itself as well as the company it is working for and the context of the role as a whole. Subject to your approval, we will then forward your details to the company concerned, guaranteeing the discretion of your personal information.

We endeavour to keep in touch with all our candidates as regularly as possible. As you are probably aware, the public sector market is relatively quiet at the moment so we will continue to stay in contact with you although we may not have any specific vacancies to offer.

We've been in your position

Our consultants are not drawn from the commercial recruitment industry. They've worked in your sector, and know how best to put your skills and experience to work.

The commercial, public and policing sectors are all active in recruiting generalist and more specialist positions. This includes seeking those with experience in community safety, policing, regulatory enforcement, intelligence, counter fraud, risk and offender supervision.

The commercial sector

There are many enforcement opportunities available within modern commerce. These range from enforcing and ensuring compliance with the correct use of company branding to Health & Safety compliance. Many manufacturing and pharmaceutical organisations also employ environmental protection and pollution experts to comply with legislation.

Institutions also employ compliance professionals to work with regulatory bodies and ombudsman in ensuring any breaches of legislation on codes of practice are investigated and resolved.

Applications from qualified and skilled enforcement and regulatory compliance professionals with commercial understanding are welcomed by these organisations.

The public sector

The public sector has seen a whole raft of new legislation and increased focus on regulatory activity. Each requires local authorities to ensure compliance with these laws and enforce where necessary using a unique approach using negotiation, case building and investigative techniques.

Regulatory bodies have been given added enforcement powers and responsibilities in some areas which has led to an increase in demand for enforcement professionals to complement industry professionals from within the work sector they are regulating.

The police sector

The Police Reform Act 2000 empowered police authorities to create more police staff roles (traditionally referred to as civilian roles or non sworn officer roles) which were in essence front line crime fighting roles. Examples being civilian investigators, crime analysts, intelligence officers, detention officers and police community support officers. These were either newly created roles or jobs which were traditionally delivered by serving police officers. This 'civilianisation' of the operational parts of policing has resulted in many authorities wanting to attract job seekers from the broader crime prevention & detection, intelligence and enforcement work communities.

Contracting Work vs. Permanent Work

This issue of contracting work vs. permanent work is an important consideration for enforcement professionals. Many enforcement roles are paid for from funding for a specific time frame or enforcement related project. This means fixed term or temporary contracts are often used rather than permanently employing someone. Funding and contracts are extended and roles can change and adapt slightly as new funding becomes available. There is also the option to work part time, but here opportunities tend to be less frequent.

Contracting offers the additional choice of what terms you would like to be employed by. Working as a contractor allows the individual to opt out of traditional PAYE schemes, and elect to use umbrella company pay schemes. This offers the advantage of having most expenses set against tax paid.

Setting up your own Ltd Company

There is also the option to create your own limited company and invoice employers for your service, although there are legal pitfalls with this choice. Learn more here

We are dedicated to finding the right position for you! The company offers pre-vetting services throughout the relevant communities, as well as competitive rates of pay and payroll options.

We're committed to your success

The scope of our market reach, and expertise we offer, puts a wealth of temporary, permanent and freelance options at your fingertips.
We offer ongoing support and guidance to ensure you slot quickly into your next position. This means we will:

• Enhance your CV writing for greater impact
• Cover interview preparation and technique
• Update you with regular market and job news

Our accreditations:

REC Reg No - 2009/541
ISO Accreditation
Certificate Number 11960
ISO 9001:2008
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