Property management

Neighbourhood warden

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

Annual Salary

£17,000 to £28,000

Average UK salary in 2018 was £29,588 (source Office for Statistics)

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What's it all about?

You’ll help to reduce people’s fear of crime, and tackle anti-social behaviour.

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • responding to anti-social behaviour incidents
  • reporting crime to the police
  • telling the council and other authorities about environmental problems
  • issuing fixed penalty notices for litter, graffiti and dog fouling
  • making sure empty properties are safe and secure
  • supporting older and vulnerable people in the area
  • getting involved in community activities
  • visiting schools and attending community and resident meetings
  • sharing information with other agencies like the police, community groups, social landlords and tenants’ associations

You wouldn’t get involved in situations where physical force is required.

There are no set requirements, but you’ll usually need:

  • a good general standard of education
  • literacy and numeracy skills
  • experience of working with the public
  • a clear understanding of issues faced by communities
  • a commitment to equal opportunities

It could give you an advantage to have a driving licence and be aged 21 or over to drive a company vehicle.

You could volunteer as a warden, or work with people with issues like homelessness, drugs, or anti-social behaviour, to give you some of the skills needed. 

You’ll also need an enhanced background check which your employer will arrange for you.

£17,000 to £28,000

Starter salary: £17,000 to £21,000

Experienced salary: £22,000 to £25,000

These figures are a guide.


You’ll usually work 37 hours a week, including evenings, weekends and public holidays. 

This is a physically active role as you’ll spend most of your time outdoors, on foot, and on bicycle or vehicle patrols.

You’ll wear a uniform.

With experience, you could become an assistant head warden, senior warden, or warden coordinator.

Skills required and how your skills match up

What skills are required?

You’ll need:

  • good listening and communication skills
  • tact and the ability to handle conflict and aggression
  • organisational skills
  • IT skills
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