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Pest Control & Dog Enforcement Officer

Employer
Neath - Port Talbot Council
Location
Castell-nedd Port Talbot
Salary
£24,920 – £27,514
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Pest Control & Dog Enforcement Officer

Permanent

Full Time 37 hours per week

Salary: £24,920 – £27,514 per annum (Grade 6)

Location: Port Talbot

We are currently looking for a Pest & Dog Control Enforcement Officer to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the combined duties of a Local Authority Pest Control Officer, Dog Warden and Enforcement Officer, including the treatment of Public Health pests, collection/seizure of stray dogs and taking enforcement action where necessary.

The main duties of the post;

  1. To carry out investigations, surveys, tests and/or treatments of premises and/or land both within the County Borough area as required for the control of pests that are harmful to public health and wellbeing (e.g. rats, mice, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas and wasps).
  2. To carry out a wide range of duties associated with the control of Stray Dogs in the County Borough to include (where necessary) enforcement action for offences contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sections 149 to 151.
  3. When appropriate, to take enforcement action to ensure landowners comply with their duties under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949.

You will have experience of pest control treatment work as a Pest Control Technician, and be confident handling dogs including large breeds and aggressive/dangerous dogs.

You will have a minimum of 4 GCSE passes or equivalent, including English and Maths; and hold a level 2 Pest Control qualification accredited by the British Pest Control Association or Royal Society of Health.

While experience of dealing with dogs and a qualification as a Dog Warden is desirable, this shouldn’t put you off applying! On the job instruction and training will be provided for the Dog Warden duties, along with relevant enforcement training.

If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact John Rosser, Senior Pest & Dog Control Officer on 07776071784 or email j.rosser@npt.gov.uk

Applications can be made via our website: Job profile (webitrent.com)

This post is subject to   a basic DBS disclosure

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Welsh language skills are not necessary for this role.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.

We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.

We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.

 

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