Community Environmental Support Officer – Kirklees Council – Huddersfield

Kirklees Council

Community and Environmental Support Officers (Environmental Rangers) 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.

These roles are 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.

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. 


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