Job Vacancy – Assistant Pest Control Officer

Assistant Pest Control Officer

Vacancy Reference Number: PLA00501
Closing Date: 28th October 2019

Directorate: Place
Division: Public Realm
Section: Regulatory Services
Team: Pest Control
Grade: SCALE 5 – £25,833 – £27,255
Contract Type: Training Placement
Number of Posts: 1
Hours per week: 35

Benefits and Allowances
Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets looking to invest in training a Pest Control Officer. The successful candidate will attend a course of study to achieve the Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 in Pest Management and have a commitment and interest in pest control.

The successful candidate will then be in a position to apply for a Pest Control Officers post within the Team.

Within the Environment Health and Trading Standards Service there is a determination to continue to develop and implement technical and practical systems to proactively target pest species threatening the health of residents, visitors and people working within the borough. The appointed officer will be expected to fully participate and contribute to these processes.

Role Purpose
To provide, develop and maintain a responsive and effective Pest Control Service to meet the changing needs of Tower Hamlets’ multi-cultural community, which reflect the Council’s Core Values.
To ensure successful completion of the Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 course within one year.

Key Responsibilities
You must have a broad understanding of Pest Control work, within residential properties.
You will be expected to assist Pest Control Officers in carrying out their duties.

The ability to use information technology systems and equipment, to respond effectively in pressurised and difficult situations and to deal courteously and sympathetically with all service users and colleagues, is also essential.

Requirements
Post holder shall have a full, clean driving licence as they will be required to drive a Council van. Please note that a street parking permit is provided and Pest Control Officers collect and return the vehicle to the Council depot for use during working hours (Monday to Friday). You will need to have the ability to undertake heavy manual handling work.
We welcome applications from all ethnic groups and gender.

Application Details
This post is open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External/ Agency

If this role is available to Internal employees only, this will include agency workers but does not include independent contractors or Skills Match trainees

All applications should be made via our online application system, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Internal employees should apply via the council’s Intranet. External applicants apply via the Council’s website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/careers.