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About the job

Salary: £23,541 - £25,991 a year, plus £78 washing allowance
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent 

Do you have a relevant pest control qualification and the knowledge of pest control methods, materials and enforcement procedures? If yes, then this is the job for you. 

We have an opportunity where you will investigate and take action to prevent or minimise infestations by processing detailed inspections of premises. You will select and monitor appropriate treatment programmes for the control of rodents, insects and other pests, ensuring response times to all service requests are within Departmental guidelines.

You will respond to a range of pest control service requests and discharge the council’s statutory duties in connection with stray dogs in order to protect and enhance Luton’s environment.      

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have the ability to give advice within specific guidelines and maintain accurate written/ computer based records.

We are looking for someone that has knowledge of dog breeds and knowledge on how to assess temperament and behaviour, including signs of distress, injury and illness.

The post holder must hold a current, full driving licence.

So if you have a pest control qualification, knowledge of pest control methods and the ability to travel throughout the borough on a daily basis, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Join us and help us “realise the remarkable” every day.

Please ensure your supporting statement demonstrates your experience and knowledge in order for your application to be considered.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences.

This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing