An exciting opportunity has arisen, for an enthusiastic individual to join the Environmental Engagement Team within Environmental Services.
We are looking for a Community Warden to join our Environmental Engagement team, who will work as part of a small team representing Medway Council as the first point of contact within the community. You will be working to resolve environmental issues and those relating to public open spaces to promote our ‘cleaner, safer, greener communities’ through engagement and education. The applicant should understand the councils plan and priorities and how they will contribute towards these goals. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and be able to attend community meetings to engage with residents, businesses, groups, schools and other stakeholders on initiatives and projects to build greener, stronger and safer neighbourhoods across the Medway towns. The post holder will educate the public on environmental issues, access to services and promoting good citizenship and responsible dog ownership.
You will be key in contributing towards marketing and promotional environmental campaigns, events, and exhibitions. You will use social media to promote the Councils priorities, activities, and achievements and you should have a good understanding of Microsoft packages such as word and excel in order to keep accurate records of time and activities.
The post holder will also be involved in the emergency planning role of the council to act as a forward control officer as directed by the Councils Tactical Officer which can include out of hours work at short notice and will require the post holder to be suitably trained as a 4x4 driver.
Applicants must hold/have the following:
- A current full manual driving licence (part of the role will be to drive a 4x4 when required)
- An outgoing personality and be able to communicate with people at all levels.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Ian Garcia on 01634 335436.
Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.