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Housing Estate Environmental Officer

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: ENS/22/177563
  • Published: Tue 04/01/2022, 16:06 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/01/2022, 16:06 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours, 5 days on a rota
  • Salary: £21,748 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

Housing Estate Environmental Officer

Permanent

Ref: DEN0587

RG4 – scp 11-22

£21,748 - £27,041

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, curious, logical individual who enjoys a challenge where change is your ally and creativity is your best friend. To work with us to continue to be the best landlord in the town by changing lives for the better and strengthen communities. We value our staff and the difference that they make to our customers.

Our Housing and Communities Teams are passionate about the people who live in our town; our vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to live in a good quality sustainable home within in a lively and thriving neighbourhood. We have a great track record in building strategic partnerships, successfully bidding for Government funding, major project delivery.

About the role

You will be responsible for ensuring that the Housing estate is clean, tidy and safe. That all works are completed effectively and in accordance with Safe Working Practices.  The team undertakes waste and cleansing duties within RBC’s communal housing stock. You will liaise with colleagues in other teams and departments to ensure effective service delivery and improve the quality of the environment. Your role will be to ensure recycling & waste minimisation for the reduction and prevent of pests/vermin, whilst ensuring the Housing estate conforms to agreed standards to promote health & wellbeing for residents.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed

About you

The following experience is required for this role:

  • Possession of a clean current driving licence for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Experience of heavy manual work and planning own work schedules.
  • Complying with safe working practices.
  • Working in a customer service environment, dealing with sometimes difficult customers face to face.
  • Awareness of HSE guidelines as they apply to the role.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-functional team.
  • Able and happy to work in evening and on the weekend on a Rota (Shift Allowances)
  • You will be required to wear a uniform that will be provided

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

For more information on this position please contact Stephen.johnson@reading.gov.uk


Closing Date: 19th January

Interview Date: to be confirmed

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Downloads

  • DENS0587
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: ENS/22/177563
  • Published: Tue 04/01/2022, 16:06 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/01/2022, 16:06 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours, 5 days on a rota
  • Salary: £21,748 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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