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Public Space Inspector

  • Location

    Morden, Surrey

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  • Salary:

    £84.50 - £88.72 per day

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

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Our client is seeking a Public Space Inspector on an initial 5 Months contact with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

35 Hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£84.50 per day

Job Purpose:

The Public Space Inspector is a new temporary position required as a consequence of the externalisation of the full range of front line environmental services.

It is predominantly a field-based role requiring evidence-based monitoring across different functional disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To undertake the inspection, recording and reporting of street scene standards relating to the public realm including street cleanliness, fly tipping, incorrectly presented waste (abandoned waste) and standards within parks and other open spaces in accordance with codes of practice.
  • To inspect, monitor, record and report on the activities undertaken and addressed by our contractors.
  • To input data on an accurate and timely basis, and to be aware of the performance indicators this data contributes to.
  • To work with colleagues across the Public Space Division and the Council to ensure excellence in the delivery of contracted Public Space services to meet customer's needs.
  1. To be responsible for undertaking the inspection of the street scene and open space environment:
  • Street Cleansing
  • Waste Collection
  • Parks and open spaces (includes highways verges, cemeteries & allotments)
  • Highway verge maintenance
  1. To note, report, request rectification and where appropriate take action to resolve problems identified whilst carrying out inspection duties, notable in the following areas:
  • Streets below grade (litter, detritus, etc.)
  • Fly tipping
  • Nuisance vehicles
  • Graffiti/fly posting
  • Hazardous waste
  • Overhanging vegetation
  • Highway verges, planters and shrub beds
  • Litter & general presentation and service delivery standards within parks & open spaces

To ensure that information on all inspection matters is passed promptly to the appropriate party for corrective action and logged on the appropriate system. To report on the progress and completion of that action to ensure completion within specified timescales.

  • To develop and manage excellent working relationship with contractors to effectively monitor service delivery and identify and implement improvements to services. This will include directing contractors when there is a shortfall in expected service delivery.
  • To understand and represent the needs of residents, businesses and other service users to secure continuous improvement.
  • To produce timely and periodic reports as required by the NCO Team on monitoring of performance activity, customer feedback and relevant financial data.
  • Ensure that the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy is understood and incorporated effectively into business practices and that at all times the duties of the post are carried out in accordance with the policy.
  • Ensure that the Corporate and Departmental Health and Safety Policies are implemented at all times and to raise concerns regarding their operation, or any other health & safety matter with the appropriate senior manager.
  • Ensure that all correspondence is of a high quality and is prepared in accordance with departmental policy and corporate targets.
  • Carry out any other duties appropriate to the grading of the post.

Skills and Experience:

  • Technical knowledge of waste, cleansing and public space services and relevant legislation, with an understanding of operational issues and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of front line environmental services markets and understanding of evidence gathering and documenting methods.
  • Understanding of key performance indicators and the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse.
  • Knowledge and commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience of working as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment, including evidence of having built and developed productive and collaborative working relationships with contractors and partners.
  • Experience of performance management systems and processes.
  • Experience of working in a customer-focused environment.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to focus on the achievement of objectives, taking ownership of issues and ensuring that deadlines are met. Able to manage and adapt effectively to conflicting and changing priorities in a pressurised working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills using a variety of formats and settings for a range of audiences and ability to write clear and concise communications to a range of different audiences (internal, residents, Councillors, local businesses etc.).
  • Ability to influence, persuade and achieve through others.
  • Effective problem solver, ability to assimilate information from a range of sources, effectively defining requirements.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships both within and external to the Council (including the ability to undertake negotiations with providers on behalf of the Council) to establish and build positive relationships and collaborative working across the Council and its partners.
  • Ability to use IT commensurate with the role.

For this role you will need the following:

- You are eligible to work in the UK.

- A suitable NI Number.

- Proof of home address.

- A letter confirming your NI Number.

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