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Civil enforcement officer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Civil enforcement officers make sure drivers follow parking regulations on public streets and in car parks.

  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.  
  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.  
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.  
  • Render aid to
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Civil enforcement officers typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Civil enforcement officer you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    21,942 GBP *
    per year
    15,000 GBP
    35,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Civil enforcement officer

    Women make 7% more than Men
    • 21,665 GBP
    • 23,269 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Civil enforcement officer
    Average salary for full-time Civil enforcement officer

    • 9,352 GBP
    • 11,150 GBP
    • 8,951 GBP
    • 21,942 GBP
    • 23,269 GBP
    • 21,665 GBP
    Pay over time for Civil enforcement officer

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 20,350 GBP
    • 20,170 GBP
    • 21,392 GBP
    • 20,442 GBP
    • 21,942 GBP

    Future outlook for Civil enforcement officers

    Balanced outlook
    9 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Balanced outlook
    57% chance of automation in the future

    Civil enforcement officer - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Civil enforcement officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 35% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 27% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma
    • 24% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

    There are no set qualifications to become a civil enforcement officer. Some employers may ask for GCSEs, including English and maths.

    Experience of working in a customer service role is highly valued and could help you get into this job.

    Your employer will provide introductory training when you start work. This will cover subjects like parking enforcement policy and the traffic regulations act.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Civil enforcement officer

    Public Safety & Security

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Civil enforcement officer.
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Civil enforcement officer. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS; Microsoft Access
    Graphics or photo imaging software DesignWare 3D EyeWitness; Microsoft Visio
    Map creation software Crime mapping software; ESRI ArcView
    Office suite software Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software IBM Lotus 1-2-3; Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    Public Safety & Security

    Things to highlight for your Civil enforcement officer interview

    Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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