At the Environment Agency our mission is simple: protect the environment to ensure tomorrow's generations inherit a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Our Operations department helps maintain river channels and flood defences, protecting people and property from flooding and plays a vital role in protecting wildlife throughout the region.
As part of a committed field team in the North London, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas, you’ll enjoy the physical demands of a role where you’ll be involved in everything from grass cutting, aquatic weed control, removing obstructions from watercourses and minor construction maintenance, carrying out incident response and reducing flood risk.
You’ll be working in all weathers, so you’ll need a love for the great outdoors. Handling petrol driven power tools such as chainsaws would be an advantage. As you’ll also be part of the Environment Agency emergency response, attending flooding and pollution incidents, you’ll be committed to taking part in a 24/7 standby rota.
Naturally, you’ll be fit and enthusiastic with a positive attitude towards environmental issues to help us ensure work is delivered in a safe and environmentally sensitive way. You’ll also be self-motivated with experience in a similar role. Your work could take you anywhere in the Hertfordshire & North London Area so a full driving licence is required, as is an ability to flourish in a team environment.
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In return for your commitment, you’ll enjoy a range of great benefits including contributory pension scheme and generous holiday allowance. You’ll be given full training on safe use of all the equipment, and we’ll support you towards QCF qualifications in Environmental Conservation.
For further information please contact Carole Kent on 01920 487991 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download the candidate pack for more information.
Closing date: 5 August 2014.
Please note that this vacancy will close at 23:59, on the closing date stated above.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.
We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.
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