Highway Cleansing Operative (REACT)
£19,698 - £20,092 per annum
Full time seasonal hours
East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.
About the role
Based in Exmouth you will work throughout the district, either on your own or with other members of the ‘Respond , Enforce and Clean Team’ (REACT), providing a rapid and targeted response to collect litter and debris primarily on the highway, sweep footpaths & channels, clear fly tips and cleanse beaches. You will also assist with the enforcement of the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act, Environmental Protection Act and other relevant legislation in connection with littering, fly tipping and any other areas of environmental based anti-social behaviour, issuing warnings, notices and fixed penalty notices as appropriate. This role operates on a seasonal hours basis (41.5 hours in summer, 32.5 hours in winter – average of 37 hours per week).
With good literacy and numeracy skills, including a GCSE in English C/4 or equivalent qualification, you will be able to gather and summarises complex information to make it understandable whilst ensuring accuracy and attention to detail. You will be used to using ICT equipment such as hand held devices and digital cameras, and you’ll have excellent observational skills. With a natural ability to manage reactions to situations professionally and calmly, you will be used to working on your own initiative or as part of a team. A valid category C1 C1E or C driving licence (or B licence issued prior to Jan 1997) is also essential as is previous experience of the use of mechanical plant, equipment and vehicles to carry out a variety of cleansing activities. Experience of tractor driving would be a distinct advantage.
An understanding of the Police and Criminal Evidence regulations (P.A.C.E) and experience of enforcement and/or dealing with confrontational situations/customers would also be an advantage.
To apply online, please click on the Apply Direct button to visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/jobs. For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Martin, StreetScene Area Officer on 07734 568855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 30 September 2020. Interviews will be held during w/c 12 October 2020.