Public Space Monitoring Officer
Folkestone Road, East Ham
£33,324-£35,751 per annum
The London Borough of Newham is located in east London. It is well positioned with access to all major transport networks in London.
This role is part of the Refuse, Recycling and Street Cleansing service within the Environment and Sustainable Transport Directorate. Our service is committed to making our streets and estates cleaner, greener and safer for our residents.
About the job
We are looking to appoint a Public Space Monitoring Officer to join the team based at Folkestone Road Depot in East Ham. The primary role of the Officer will be to travel the borough inspecting and monitoring the cleanliness of LB Newham’s housing stock. Inspections will rate the cleanliness internally and externally and will require the post holder to gather and collate information, documenting & evidencing using photographs. Additional monitoring will also be required at recycling bring banks across the borough and Jenkins Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre.
The post holder will work in partnership with services across the Council and with external contractors and will be required to develop good working relations in order to carry out their duties effectively.
The post holder will undertake administrative tasks including but not limited to the investigation and response to complaints, responding to resident requests to access our borough’s disposal facility, reporting issues, raising purchase order and invoices and creating, maintaining, and updating computer and manual records, databases and maps as required.
The post reports to the Waste and Public Space Manager
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate they are happy travelling and being outdoors in all weather conditions, they have a genuine commitment to improving and maintaining standards across the borough and are flexible in their ability to work in a changing environment.
In addition, good communication, administration, IT skills and attention to detail are required.
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The closing date for applications is 26 November 2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 30th November 2020
Please note standalone CVs will not be considered and previous applicants to this post need not apply. A supporting statement is required, the supporting statement should explain how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the personnel specification within the Job Description and should be no more than 2x A4.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.