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Ref no:
SLA09164
Published:
13/5/2022
Closes:
27/5/2022
Location:
Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB
Rate:
£12.22 - £13.30 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

Job Description

Community and Enterprise Resources

Location: Montrose House, Montrose Crescent, Hamilton

Hours: 35 hours per week
Permanent

We are seeking to appoint assertive, enthusiastic and self motivated Environmental Health Technical Assistant who can accept and tackle demanding goals. The Assistant will be motivated in bringing changes to people’s behaviour in terms of littering and dog fouling.
You will be able to demonstrate excellent literacy, numerical and IT skills and have the ability to organise your workload in an effective and productive way. 

Ideally you will have experience working with the public and carrying out enforcement duties in order to join our specialist team dealing with a range of Environmental Crime.

Day to day duties will include the enforcement of relevant legislation in respect of anti-social behaviour concerning littering and dog fouling, which will include conducting patrols and the serving of fixed penalty notices. You will also be expected to appear in court on behalf of the Council to speak to the offences you have witnessed.

The successful candidate may be requested to work occasionally at weekends, subject to business needs.

The previous post holder deputised for the Dog Warden and any experience that would demonstrate competency to undertake related duties would be a desirable but are not essential.

You must have the ability to travel around the South Lanarkshire area and it would be desirable for you to have a driver’s licence.

Requirements

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc. As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Applications online 

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South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

Responsibilities

Applicants must be willing to issue Fixed Penalty Notices, submit cases to the Procurator Fiscal and be willing to attend Court as part of their duties. These are criminal and civil offences and centre around the Dog Fouling and Littering legislation. 

Applicants must be physically capable of patrolling streets within specified areas as part of their duties.

Applicants ideally will have a have current driving licence as requests for Service cover the whole of the District and some of these areas are not easily accessible by public transport.

 

It would be desirable if the applicant had experience around Dog Warden duties as the current post also provides cover for the Dog Warden during holiday periods.

It would also be desirable for some degree of flexibility of working times however this would be on a voluntary basis and in line with the Council policies in this area.

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