Pest Control Technician – Pest Control Services

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Pest Control Technician – Pest Control Services
Contract / Temporary

Southwark 5209554

Posted: 9th November 2022 07:15
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.08 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • PECKHAM, London,

    SE15 1LE

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Pest Control Technician – Pest Control Services

Reference no: Southwark 5209554

Basic DBS disclosure required

To carry out pest control duties within the borough and in different geographical locations to maintain council and client buildings, dwellings and surrounding areas free of infestation.

Contribute towards achieving the vision for Traded Services by providing pest control inspections and treatments along with excellent customer service

Provide advice to other Council Departments on Pest Control issues.

Duties include:

  • To carry out inspections to Dwellings across the borough to monitor or treat infestations.
  • To provide effective and safe treatments for any pests found during routine inspections or reactive works.
  • Liaise and feed back relevant information to residents with regards to affecting factors within their dwelling to assist in the eradication of pests.
  • To maintain work equipment and PPE in the correct manner, to prevent possible harm to others and yourself.
  • Practice the safe application of pesticides in accordance with legislation.
  • To attend regular training to keep up to date with new treatment methods and pesticides change both in products and legislation.
  • To communicate and report on a regular basis to supervisor level on treatments and problems found along with recommendations.
  • Provide written accounts of treatments carried out in dwellings in the correct manner as these can be used in court by the Council.
  • To maintain a safe working environment including a clean and organised vehicle.
  • To carry out treatments outside normal working hours if required also to include weekend work and to attend meetings if requested outside normal working hours.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Qualifications:
    1. Educated to A levels or equivalent experience
    2. National diploma or relevant experience in delivering pest control treatments
    3. Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH)/ British Pest Control Association (BPCA) Level 2 Award in Pest Management or RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management either at appointment or gained within 3 months of appointment
    4. National Proficiency Test Council Certificate of Competence in use of backpack sprayers
    5. Training and application of this training in areas including working at heights and CoSHH
  2. Knowledge & Experience:
    1. Knowledge and application of statutory health and safety regulations
    2. Detailed understanding of legislation regarding pests and operational process.
    3. Excellent levels of numeracy, literacy, professional, technical and practical skills with negotiation, customer care
    4. Experience in research and the presenting results – verbal and written
  3. Excellent levels of numeracy, literacy, professional, technical and practical skills with negotiation, customer care
  4. ICT skills to utilise office based laptop for training and communication


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire durati

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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. *** Other Work-Related Requirements: Valid driving licence
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Pest Control Technician – Pest Control Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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