Senior Pest Control Officer

Recruiter
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£34,209 - £36,708 p.a. inc.
Posted
05 May 2021
Closes
19 May 2021
Ref
2100348
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

An Excellent Opportunity...   

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. 

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. 

The Post 

Brent Council's Pest Control and Hygiene service continues to attract new commercial contracts throughout Brent and the surrounding areas as well as expanding the domestic side of the pest control service. We now need a senior officer to drive forward our commercial service and grow further business as well as  Supporting the Pest Control and Hygiene Manager in the daily tasks and  longer term planning.

The ideal candidate will bring additional expertise to the team and support the manager in developing and supporting our customers.

As well as the commercial business the post will also support the domestic team and hygiene service.

Working in a high pressure high demand area the post will need to have detailed knowledge of the commercial drivers, price points and what makes a quality pest control service. 

The Person 

You will need to be a self-starter and have a 'can do approach' to service delivery and problem solving.  You must be customer focussed with the ability to work under pressure with strong communication and organisational skills. You must be able to resolve complex pest control issues and understand business requirements in a range of commercial uses, including medical, food, warehousing and retail.

The person will need to have skills in people and client management, being able to prioritise and manage demand. It is expected the person will have experience in managing a team with the ability to mentor and supervise staff as well as securing commercial contracts and understand marketing and sales in pest control and hygiene environment.

As a member of the team the person will be an expert in your field and able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of current and emerging pest control treatment and prevention techniques. 

Closing Date: 19 May 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. 

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially. 

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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