District Warden

Ashton Recruitment require a District Warden for our client Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

Position: District Warden

Location: Newry

Duration: Temporary

Rate of Pay: £14.70 per hour

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week (including weekends)

To fully understand and implement legislation including the Dogs (NI) Order 1983, the Dangerous Dogs Order, the Litter Order (NI) 1994, The Street Trading Regulation Act, relevant Council By-laws and other relevant legislation in so far as it relates to the functions of the post.

To create, develop, deliver and review educational programmes and publicity materials in relation to all aspects of the functions of the post, aimed at schools, community groups and individual ratepayers.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • To fully understand and implement all relevant legislation in so far as it relates to the functions of the post.
  • To maintain records and compile reports on all relevant matters prevailing within the district, including monitoring the day to day conditions in the kennels, advising the Line Manager as required.
  • To investigate and seek resolution to complaints and enquiries from the public, and other agencies, on all matters relating to the functions of the post.
  • To patrol the district, including Council maintained beaches, on foot or in a vehicle for the purpose of deterring and/or detecting any breaches of the relevant legislation.
  • To inspect breeding establishments and guard-dog kennels, making recommendations for initial registration and annual retention of registration.
  • To supervise monthly and special markets, including the on-site allocation of non pre booked trading pitches, the collection of fees, the issuing of receipts and the lodgement of ‘pitch’ monies collected from traders.
  • To lift stray/unwanted/injured dogs and impound same at kennels used by Council.

Essential Criteria:

  • Grade C or above in at least 4 GCSEs or equivalent, one of which must be GCSE English Language or equivalent and one of which must be a GCSE in a numerate subject or equivalent.


  • A minimum of 6 months’ previous experience, experience in a related environment e.g.
  • enforcement, dog handling


  • In lieu of qualifications, you must have at least 1 years’ experience in a related environment e.g. enforcement, dog handling
  • Be able to demonstrate competence in the use of Microsoft office applications including email, spread sheets, databases.
  • Excellent communication skills to include proven ability to deal with difficult customers.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a busy office environment.
  • Ability to work under own initiative with minimum, direct, supervision.
  • Hold a full valid driving licence and have access to transport to meet the requirements of the post


  • Have access to a mode of transport that will enable the post holder to fulfil the role in full. (It should be noted that the post will involve travel across the district on a regular basis)
  • Able to work outside normal office hours

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