Assistant Environmental Services Technician

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Assistant Environmental Services Technician
Contract / Temporary

Sunderland 2023 AGY 64

Posted: 12th September 2023 11:10
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Sunderland,

    SR2 8QR

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Assistant Environmental Services Technician

Reference no:  Sunderland 2023 AGY 64

Pay Rate: £11.18 per hour PAYE 

35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2 months

City: Sunderland

The role will be hybrid working with a mix of both home and office working. Initially the candidate will be based at South Shields Town Hall until they are trained up on the systems etc.

The post-holder will work as a team or individually to contribute to improving environmental standards in Sunderland in the provision of street cleansing and grounds maintenance.


Key Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance of public parks, cemeteries, playing fields, highways, footpaths, developed and landscaped areas and similar open spaces.
  • Undertake grass cutting and horticultural maintenance, clearing leaves and litter, emptying litter and dog waste bins, erection and dismantling of sports and other equipment, cleaning of public areas and buildings, pavilions, changing rooms and toilets, clearing debris from road traffic accidents and assisting other colleagues in their work.
  • Report and record customer requests/enquiries, where appropriate, using information technology, health and safety issues, anti-social behaviour and to report/record evidence of problems affecting the quality of the local environment such as for example litter, abandoned vehicles, graffiti, safe removal of sharps and drug related paraphernalia, dog fouling, fly-posting and fly-tipping.
  • Carry out authorised repairs to machinery, equipment and tyres. Identify any defects and undertake repairs if possible and to report where appropriate.
  • Assist the Council in fulfilling its emergency duties for examples, snow and ice clearing, gritting of pedestrian areas and footpaths, clearance of spillages.
  • Provide advice and guidance to new team members and apprentices where required.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Experienced in all aspects of environmental maintenance delivered by the service.
  • Similar experience and manual handling training


  •  Knowledge of and adherence to correct manual handling techniques and thereby able to identify and undertake the most appropriate lifting and handling techniques for any task.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to use Information Technology to report and record.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions. The job is physically demanding.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally in person or over the phone, and in writing to obtain information.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team environment, or independently.
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and cope well with a higher level of workload.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in colleagues, settings and working environment.
  • Ability to take a balanced approach to both a varied and repetitious workload.


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Assistant Environmental Services Technician
Client Category: Local Authority

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