Pest Control Officer

New Forest District Council

Are you looking for a varied role and enjoy working outside?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working person interested in pest control. Joining
us will give you the chance to become a valued member of our team with the opportunity to
provide input, gain personal development and training.

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary: £28,905 – £32,289 per year
  • 24 – 26 days annual leave (plus an additional weeks equivalent after 5 years’ service)
  • Local Government Pension scheme 
  • On-site parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wide range of employee discounts at high street retailers, including supermarkets, stores,
    and restaurants
  • Cycle to Work scheme which could save you around 40 percent on cycles and accessories

Are you passionate about the prevention and control of pests within the New

You will be required to respond to service requests for pest control treatments, including the
treatment of rodent and insect infestations such as wasps, fleas, bed bugs, cockroaches and
other insect pests, within the district of the New Forest and to monitor their effectiveness.

If you are not already qualified at Level 2 Pest Management, we would look to support you with
training and the opportunity to sit the exam within the first six months of you starting.

All officers have pest control training or field experience which helps us set realistic and
achievable work schedules.

You will be provided with a company van and an phone/tablet (and after a successful trial
period would be allowed to take the van home). The role requires reactive and proactive work
carried out to a high standard in mainly domestic properties but some contractual properties as
well. Reports are completed currently by paper but hoping soon to go digital. You will be
expected to visit a number of locations daily across the whole of the district and to deal with
a wide variety of pest problems and giving good practical advice (on things like rodent and
bird proofing, bed bugs etc).

About you

You will be motivated and able to work alone, able to keep accurate records and comply with
rules and regulations. The role can be strenuous and the ability to carry heavy objects and
ladders and climbing into lofts and crawl spaces is required.

You will have good communication skills as the role will involve working throughout the
district, around residents and members of the public.

You will be able to use provided computer equipment such as a phone and tablet.

About us

The New Forest District Council is an excellent place to work and thrive. We work together to
provide a wide range of highly valued services to our community. We are working on some
exciting and pioneering initiatives and projects, including tackling climate change, supporting
the Solent Freeport (to unlock significant investment, create thousands of new jobs and level
up our important coastal communities), promoting regeneration of our Town Centres and an
exciting fresh approach to modern and innovate working through our Transformation Programme. 

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To view full details of what you can expect from working for NFDC and to view the full job
description, please click on the candidate pack on our website.

After reading the candidate pack, if you feel you would like an informal chat about the role,
please contact Byron McGrail on 02380 285368.

Closing date: Sunday 16th June 2024

Anticipated Interview date: Wednesday 19th June 2024

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