Public Realm Engagement Assistant
£22,995 - £24,258 per annum
Are you keen to help promote the London Borough of Newham’s services and help to make the borough a better place to live for its residents? If you like working closely with residents, enjoy making a difference and want to help promote Newham’s vision then we have the job for you.
Newham Council provides services to residents, business and visitors of this young and vibrant borough in East London. The Council’s Public Realm division provides most of the frontline services that all residents use, including waste collection, street cleansing, parks and open spaces, and customer services.
The Public Realm Engagement Team is part of this division, working closely with colleagues in all directorates.
The Public Realm Engagement Team plays a key role in helping the council to engage with its residents, providing information and advice on services, promoting behaviour change and building community resilience.
The team supports Newham’s vision to be the best for all residents, raising residents’ awareness of how to access and use the council’s waste collection and street cleansing services, promoting recycling, parks and open spaces.
The team primarily undertake door knocking campaigns around the borough, but also attend community events, take part in roadshows, visit schools and parks and provide support to other council departments that are engaging with the community.
As a Public Realm Engagement Assistant you will be an ambassador for the council, professional and positive. You will be enthusiastic, confident, energetic, outgoing and a good team player. You will be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people from many different backgrounds.
As this role will be out and about for much of the time, you will be physically fit and happy to work in all weathers.
The team is based at the council’s Central Depot in East Ham, but staff work around the borough. Some weekend and evening work will be required.
Closing date: 17th October 2021
Please View Public Realm Engagement Assistant Job Description
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Due to the nature of this role we may have a high level of applications, please note that the job may close early if this is the case.
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