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Neighbourhood warden Average UK Salary & Prospects

Neighbourhood wardens work in local communities to reduce anti-social behaviour.

  • Establish and oversee administrative procedures to meet objectives set by boards of directors or senior management.  
  • Direct activities of professional and technical staff members and volunteers.  
  • Evaluate the work of staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.  
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Neighbourhood wardens typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Neighbourhood warden you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    21,411 GBP *
    per year
    17,000 GBP
    28,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Neighbourhood warden
    • 21,852 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Neighbourhood warden
    Average salary for full-time Neighbourhood warden

    • 9,570 GBP
    • 9,176 GBP
    • 10,015 GBP
    • 21,411 GBP
    • 21,852 GBP
    Pay over time for Neighbourhood warden

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 19,115 GBP
    • 19,792 GBP
    • 19,914 GBP
    • 20,518 GBP
    • 21,014 GBP
    • 21,411 GBP

    Future outlook for Neighbourhood wardens

    Very good outlook
    68 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Neighbourhood warden - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

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

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 50% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 24% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 8% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

    You may not need any qualifications to become a neighbourhood warden, although some employers may prefer you to have a good general standard of education with GCSEs in English and maths, and experience of working with the public.

    Employers will often focus on your personal qualities and people skills. It may be an advantage to have a clear understanding of the issues faced by the community you will be working in.

    You'll usually have induction training, lasting around 12 weeks, while you get to know your area and the issues you might face.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Neighbourhood warden

    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 Neighbourhood warden.
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people
    Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
    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
    Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Neighbourhood warden. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Client information databases; FileMaker Pro; Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software Microsoft Outlook
    Medical software Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
    Office suite software Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Corel QuattroPro; IBM Lotus 1-2-3; Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    Public Safety & Security

    Things to highlight for your Neighbourhood warden interview

    Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

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