Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking a Pest Control Officer to join it's dynamic team. The Pest Control and Wildlife Management Department currently offers treatments for rats, mice, squirrels, fleas, carpet moths and cockroaches. It operates on a partial commercial footing, charging private residents and businesses for consultations and treatments.
In addition the service is shortly due to take on domestic treatments in the Council's own housing stock. This vacancy has arisen to help with this additional work.
Interview date: 9/10 January.
For an informal discussion, please contact William Brown, Senior Pest Control Officer on 01273 294376.
About the role
You must have a good understanding of pest control treatment and proofing methods within residential and commercial properties. You should be able to act in a professional, courteous and sympathetic manner giving advice to occupiers and carrying out treatment for rats, mice and insects.
You will be required to undertake visits across the whole of the Brighton & Hove area so a full driving licence is essential. The successful candidate should be able to use information technology systems and equipment, to respond effectively to meet our customer needs.
Ideally you should hold the Royal Society of Health Certificate in Pest Control. Consideration may be given to offering training to a suitable candidate who does not have the required qualification.
Application form and Supporting Statement - We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the essential criteria within the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.