Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
Community Pest Control Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Community Team for a Pest Control Officer. Working across Huntingdonshire, you will respond to calls for service in relation to Pest Control across the District.
As a Community Pest Control Officer, you will develop and deliver pest control solutions to effectively address issues of:
• Internal pest related issues
• Commercial solutions for small, medium and large businesses
• Prevention and intervention reports for HDC services
Reporting to the Senior Community Protection and Enforcement Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring that treatments are carried out in a timely and professional manner adhering to relevant regulations, including detailed information to customers.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with members of the community as well as Parish, Town and District Councillors to share and receive information regarding Pest Control issues.
The role will require the successful candidate to have a working knowledge of relevant regulations in relation to delivering a successful Pest Control Service.
The post holder will be expected to have qualifications in safe handling of chemicals for pest control and the knowledge of how to transport chemicals and baits safely.
The successful candidate will have:
• An enthusiasm for problem solving;
• Experience of working with the public;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
· Experience of using an information management system for monitoring daily works;
· A customer focus;
• The ability to remain calm, polite and professional in challenging situations;
• The ability to work outside in all weathers as well as in an office environment;
· A full driving licence and ability to drive District Council owned vehicles.
You will need to be able to work flexibly in line with the needs of the role which may include occasional weekend working.
Permanent post working 37 hours per week. Please note that the postholder will be required to undertake a DBS check.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for completed applications is 17/10/21 at midnight and interviews will be held 21/10/21
At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time, part time or condensed hours basis. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued; there is equality of opportunity and all areas of the community we serve are represented. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.