Community and Environmental Support Officer job with Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Jobs 1 – 3: 37 hours permanent

Job 4: 37 hours –temporary for up to 12months due to funding

Community and Environmental Support Officers sit within one of two departments: Community Safety or Environmental. All of these current vacancies will be within the Greenspace Action Team who’s focus is Environmental – please refer to the attached Job Profile for the Community and Environmental Support Officer along with the Focus Sheet for Environmental.

This roles within Greenspace Action focus on two main areas:

Ward Support:

You will be doing light maintenance work including removal of graffiti, dealing with overhanging vegetation and removal of unlawful signage or littering and small scale on-street maintenance. You will also be dealing with some Highways reactive work. An area specific to this role is the maintenance of the Public Rights of Ways.

Fly tip Clearance:

You will be tasked with clearing fly tips across the district. While clearing the fly tips you will be expected to search for evidence. You will work closely with the Enforcement Officers who will facilitate prosecutions.

You will work as part of a team tackling personal, nuisance and environmental anti-social behaviour to improve the quality of life for all, across Kirklees. You will engage with individuals, groups and communities and undertake environmental improvement work.

You will enjoy working in the outdoors and meeting a range of people from different backgrounds. You will have an eye for detail and will be able to work proactively with our communities to resolve potential issues before they arise. You will have excellent communication skills and experience of working to solve problems and achieve shared outcomes.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience of working in a public environment, with direct contact with customers and staff.
  • Demonstrate the ability to organise and prioritise allocated tasks, work unaccompanied and with the minimum of supervision.
  • An understanding of the issues affecting local communities and the ability to use this in engaging / supporting communities.
  • Numeracy and literacy skills to be able to produce and maintain records and computer skills to produce accurate reports.
  • Flexible approach to working arrangements and willingness to work evenings, weekends and Public Holidays.
  • Ability to work outside in all weathers.

The nature of this role requires you be physically fit, having the ability to walk distances, bend and lift. You will be expected to undertake a medical examination and any other medical screening required.

Hold a full driving licence in order to drive appropriate vehicles i.e. 4 x 4 or council van and have ability and flexibility to travel to various locations in order to carry out the duties of the job.

Please read the attached Job Focus sheet in conjunction with the Job Profile.

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile.

Closing date

28 March 2021, 11:55 PM

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Important Information

Job Profile – Community Environmental Support Officer.pdf – 255KB

Job Focus CESO – Environmental (1).pdf – 194KB

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