A single vacancy for CCTV operator for Fenland and Peterborough attracts nearly 100 applicants

PUBLISHED: 09:23 10 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2020

New CCTV control room covering Fenland and Peterborough has opened. Picture; FDC

New CCTV control room covering Fenland and Peterborough has opened. Picture; FDC

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A vacancy to join seven others running the CCTV control room for Fenland and Peterborough has attracted nearly 100 applicants.

Applicants for the vacancy – that pays a pro rata salary of up to £24,800 a year – are now being assessed.

Closing date, says a report produced for the county council, was May 22,

“We received 98 applications!,” says the report. “These are currently being reviewed and shortlisted for interview.”

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The recruit will share responsibiities for the monitoring of Fenland’s 75 CCTV cameras and others in Peterborough.

A new shared service control room in the city centre opened recently and it allows officers to monitor footage from across Peterborough and Fenland.

The councils also offer a 21 per cent uplift pay for shift working.

“The CCTV team cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the shifts will reflect this,” said the recruitment advertisement.

“All applicants will need to be required to be able to work across a rotating shift pattern which includes regular unsociable hours and weekend working.”


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