Environmental Services Technician – Environmental Services

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Environmental Services Technician - Environmental Services
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Contract / Temporary

Sunderland 2023 AGY 06

Posted: 25th January 2023 11:34
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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 1 month

  • Sunderland, Tyne & Wear,

    SR2 8QR

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Environmental Services Technician -  Environmental Services

Reference no: Sunderland 2023 AGY 06

Pay rate: £11.18 per hour PAYE

May be required to work on weekends and Bank/Public holidays, as well as between Christmas and New Year.

The post holder will carry out general maintenance of public parks, cemeteries, playing fields, highways, footpaths, developed and landscaped areas and similar open spaces

Key responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Undertake key holder responsibilities as and when required.
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.

 

 

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

 

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in horticultural maintenance or a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Must possess Manual Handling Certificate

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Able to work in all weathers
  • 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.
  • Ability to lift up to 25kg in weight and to undertake the continual, lifting, pulling and pushing of wheeled bins and recycling boxes in all weather conditions.
  • Must be prepared to work weekends and bank holidays as required
  • Good attention to detail.

 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

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.


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. Full UK driving licence required for this role.
  4. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  5. 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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Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Sunderland 2023 AGY 06
Environmental Services Technician - Environmental Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Environmental Services Technician - Environmental Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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