Soft Landscape Technician
Do you want to help manage and improve the landscape in the Garden of England?
Do you have an interest and understanding of the environment and landscape maintenance with experience of applying this in practical situations?
Do you have experience in customer service, quality monitoring, administration and reporting on performance data?
Do you like being out and about?
An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, competent individual to play a key role within the Councils Transportation Soft Landscape Team
This role is fundamental in providing an excellent level of customer satisfaction and contract management to maintain and improve the highway landscape.
The Soft Landscape Technician will be out and about across the county to help quality and performance monitor the work of our contractors. The role may also include re-active site visits and checking our asset plans.
You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be confident to deal appropriately with customers and contractors using the phone, at on-site meetings or writing, and be confident using maps.
You will have good computer literacy skills, be organised, accurate and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Training will be provided for all elements of this role.
The position is based at our Ashford highway depot and hybrid working. However, the ability to work at other depots and travel independently and be flexible to work across the entire county on a daily basis will be a pre-requisite.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
The post comes with the advantages of 26 and up to 28 days holiday (after 5 years) + public holidays, flexible working hours, an excellent local government pension scheme, sickness provision, childcare voucher scheme, staff discount scheme and support with professional development.
This is a full-time permanent post (37 hours per week, Monday to Friday)
Apply now, as great candidates will be invited for an early interview and the closing date may be brought forward.
To apply for this exciting role and for more information about working in Kent County Council, visit Jobs - Kent County Council to register and submit your application. A successful candidate will respond comprehensively to the application questions on the Councils Recruitment Hub.
Paul Woodhatch 03000 413 872
About the Company
KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.
Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.