JOB VACANCY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL WARDEN

Are you interested in helping to keep Bingley green and clean?

The Town Council is looking to add to its team by recruiting a part-time Environmental Warden to help maintain and improve the local environment.

The post-holder will take appropriate action or report any relevant issues that affect the environmental quality of the parish and assist with related monitoring and day-to-day council processes.

– Monday to Friday, 20 hours/week flexible working over 5 days (occasional need for evening and weekend working). The Town Council is considering annualised hours and you will need to be able to commit to working annualised hours if required

– Paid monthly in accordance with NJP SCP Grade Point 5 £18,795 pro rata – £9.77 per hour

– 23 days holiday per year pro rata plus Bank Holidays

– Pension scheme provided

 

Background

Bingley Town Council is a proactive and forward-looking local council in West Yorkshire. It was formed in 2016 and covers the areas of Bingley, Crossflatts, Micklethwaite, Eldwick, Gilstead and Cottingley. The team currently consists of a Town Clerk, a part-time Administrative Officer and 16 unpaid Councillors. We are looking for a self-starter who is comfortable working in a changing and developing environment. The person appointed will need to be flexible in their approach in what is likely to be an emerging role.

Outline of the role

The Environmental Warden will be responsible to the Town Clerk and will work to maintain the local environment to a high standard, working independently and alongside Bradford Council staff and wardens.

The Warden will undertake a range of practical environmental or cleansing duties, such as litter picking, clearing snickets, maintaining hedges and leaf-sweeping. The post-holder will also be responsible for a number of related Council monitoring and management tasks, e.g. relating to grit bins, floral displays and noticeboards and will assist the Administrative Officer with the Council’s allotments. There will also be a need to assist with events from time to time, such as markets. The job will be varied, with no two days being the same.

The successful applicant will have good practical skills and good communication skills as they will be interacting with members of the public, Councillors and other organisations in both verbal and written formats. The Environmental Warden needs to be organised, flexible and able to show initiative when required. Training will be provided as necessary.

How to apply

The application pack, including an application form and a full job description and person specification, is available from the Job Vacancies section on the Town Council’s website www.bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk/documents

Alternatively, please contact the Town Clerk, Ruth Batterley, at Bingley Town Council, Cottingley Community Centre, Littlelands, Cottingley, Bingley, BD16 1AL, or email enquiries@bingleytowncouncil.gov.uk.

Please send or email your completed application form and covering letter to the Town Clerk as above.

Prospective candidates are welcome to telephone (tel: 07703 188660) to discuss the post or seek additional information prior to submitting an application. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Closing Date for Applications: 12:00 noon, Monday 25th November.

Interview Date: Tuesday 3rd December