3GS - Environmental Enforcement Officer

London   |   Full Time



What we do

3GS is a specialist service provider of environmental enforcement services, using advanced technology to deliver the most effective solutions to combat environmental crime.

Covering: Cann Hall, Chapel End, Chingford Green, Endlebury, Forest, Grove Green, Hale End and Highams Park, Hatch Lane, High Street, Hingham Hill, Larkswood, Lea Bridge, Leyton, Leytonstone, Markhouse, Valley, William Morris, Walthamstow, Wood Street.

Who we need

We are looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team of Enforcement Officers.

Previous experience, while preferred, is not essential.

Why you should be a part of the team

3GS will provide you a unique opportunity to join a close-knit team where you will be trained to deliver a professional service for Waltham Forest Council. This opportunity offers you a full time, permanent role, with on-the-job training, coaching and support from our specialists and senior team members. We pride ourselves on representing the best of our local community, so we encourage residents of the Waltham Forest area to apply. We promote equality and diversity and celebrate our multicultural identity within our business and within the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Your rewards

In return for you commitment to a quality service and drive for success, you will have our full support to further your career into more senior roles within the business or to develop your talents into careers further afield.

We actively encourage our employees to pursue learning and development opportunities with us. Lifelong learning is the basis of progression, so we will help you to complete studies for personal growth, such as completing GCSEs, or undertaking ESOL studies. If a career in law enforcement, public safety or the broader public sector is your goal, we will sponsor you to complete qualifications to advance your career prospects.

We will help you take your first step onto the career ladder and assist you in securing your next role. In return, you will be required to commit to your trainee role for a year and be the best version of yourself.

What you will do

Routinely foot-patrol streets and public places to enforce environmental legislation and issue fixed penalty notices to offenders who commit criminal offences by the means of littering. You will be on foot-patrol throughout the borough, which covers 20 district areas as the contract expands. You will work as a representative of the Waltham Forest Council brand as well as that of 3GS (UK) Ltd.

Key areas of responsibility

  • You will be based out of the council offices, with the majority of time spent on street patrol
  • Interacting directly with clients and offenders
  • Preparing and submitting witness statements
  • Attending court to give evidence if and when necessary
  • Ensuring you are working in accordance with relevant legislation, guidance, policies and procedures
  • Operating and uploading body camera footage
  • Carrying out ID and address checks with Head Office


  • A calm and assertive manner with the ability to deal professionally and diplomatically with people from all backgrounds
  • A resilient character, as some interaction with the offenders, can occasionally be confrontational
  • Ability to defuse hostile situations professionally
  • Ability to identify vulnerable members of the public and adjust your approach and communication accordingly
  • Good observational and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills for report writing and speaking with members of the public
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and on your own or as part of the team
  • Capable of being on your feet and walking for long periods and in varying weather patterns
  • Driving licence preferred

Hourly rate: 

£10.85 per hour

Contract type and Hours:

Full time - 40 hours per week, 8.5 hour shifts including a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

Monday – Sunday (weekend shifts may be required on a rotational basis)

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