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INTERNAL ONLY: Streetcare Supervisor (Street and Open Spaces)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
12/06/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/06/2019 23:59
Salary:
£28,785 - £31,371
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Grounds & Highway Maintenance
Vacancy ID:
105346
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS377PN
Post Number:
SGC/1069/923

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Jun


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Internal Only: Streetcare Supervisor (Street and Open Spaces)

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Design and Operations section of Streetcare for a supervisor to help in delivering key council services within the Street and Open Space Environments.

The post holder will report to the Streetcare Operations Manager but will have direct line management responsibility for staff within their established teams. The supervisor is responsible for the delivery of crucial services within their service area. Teams can vary in dynamics and size but individual teams range from 2 to 20 operational staff made up of manual, semi-skilled and skilled operatives including contract labour working across multiple sites. As well as staff responsibilities the post holder is responsible for a range of vehicles, tools and equipment with a value in excess of £250,000 and the service must meet its minimum specifications, be delivered within prescribed time and financial constraints.

The works are varied and are delivered across multiple geographical locations including but not limited to:
• Parks and public Open Spaces
• Children’s play areas
• Highway verges and highway green spaces
• Cemeteries and burial grounds including burials
• Wildlife and conservation areas
• Street and roads

Main Duties:
• Provide direct supervision to operational staff ensuring the safe delivery of operational services on the ground. Supervision will include maintaining performance standards and compliance, managing sickness and absence.
• Monitor and record staff absence, leave and carry out staff appraisals.
• Develop training plans for staff that are designed to meet business needs and staff development needs.
• Assist the Streetcare Operations Manager in developing works schedules and operational plans designed to deliver services efficiently across all locations.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver the aims and goals of the service and develop their service areas within the criteria set by the Operations Manager creating efficient and effective teams.
• Responsible for day to day Health, safety and welfare of staff making sure that services are compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act including any current or future regulations.
• Assist the Operations Manager monitor and manage any occupation health hazards affecting physical and psychological health such as exposure to noise, vibration, substances, solar radiation and work place stress.
• Responsible for developing written risk assessments and method statements for individual works and assisting the Operations Manager review all current generic RAMS.
• Responsible for the delivery and content of workplace toolbox talks and recording attendance.
• Assist the Operations Manager in developing and delivering a commercial strategy’s to support continuous improvement cycles.
• Act as the skilled technical advisor for their service area keeping abreast of current trends and technical and legislative updates.
. Represent and be a point of contact with external suppliers, clients, contractors ensuring delivery of best value and delivery to agreed outcomes.
• Monitor and record any SLA/KPI data as required to administer and or report compliance with service standards.
• Assist in responding to emergency situations such as RTC, extreme weather events, or any other dangerous occurrence that may affect the safety of the public.
• Act a deputy for the Streetcare Operations Manager when required.

Essential Criteria:
• Qualified or actively working towards a recognised qualification at level 3 in Leadership and Management and will be able to demonstrate strong skills in managing people through practical experiences
• Have a strong horticultural background and be able to demonstrate substantial understanding of the principle and good practice in landscaping and maintenance of amenity landscapes ideally with a professional qualification in a land based service
• Be able to demonstrate a concise understanding of all aspects of Health and Safety in regarded to managing the risks associated with all forms of horticultural and amenity landscapes and be able to provide examples of Risk Assessments and Method Statements that you have been involved in preparing
• Have a full category B driving licence as driving is essential to the role.
• Be a competent user of office based software and able to demonstrate the ability to create spreadsheets to manage and record data
• Have a competency certificate in the safe use and storage of pesticides PA1 and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to apply the relevant code of practice in a practical way.
• Hold a current IOSH managing safely certificate
• Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice.

Desirable Criteria:
• A Category C1 or C1 +E driving licence with experience of towing trailers up to the maximum permitted by any licence restriction is desirable.
• A combination of C&G NPTC 0020-01 to 0020-11 or equivalent CS30/31 Certification in the safe use of chainsaws is desirable for safe supervision of chainsaw works
• A NEBOSH national General Certificate is desirable to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of occupational Health and Safety.
• NRSWA supervisors units 001 (LA), 010 (S1)
• A Category C1 or C1 +E driving licence with experience of towing trailers up to the maximum permitted by any licence restriction is desirable.
• A combination of C&G NPTC 0020-01 to 0020-11 or equivalent CS30/31 Certification in the safe use of chainsaws is desirable for safe supervision of chainsaw works
• A NEBOSH national General Certificate is desirable to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of occupational Health and Safety.
• NRSWA supervisors units 001 (LA), 010 (S1)
• A Category C1 or C1 +E driving licence with experience of towing trailers up to the maximum permitted by any licence restriction is desirable.
• A combination of C&G NPTC 0020-01 to 0020-11 or equivalent CS30/31 Certification in the safe use of chainsaws is desirable for safe supervision of chainsaw works
• A NEBOSH national General Certificate is desirable to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of occupational Health and Safety.
• NRSWA supervisors units 001 (LA), 010 (S1)

Personal Attributes and Working Environment:
• The post holder will be working in an outdoor environment in all
weathers with some physical tasks and be required to with work within cemeteries, live carriageways, public open space, footpaths and areas of uneven ground and office based environments.
• The post holder will have the ability to manage multiple tasks
and large volumes of work across multiple sites.
• The post holder will be required to undertake any training to fulfil the role.

To Apply: Please complete the Expressions of Interest form and forward direct to Recruiting Manager Gary Meddick.

Closing Date: Friday 21st June 2019.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Gary Meddick (01454 863696)

Use of a vehicle
If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence.

Our Values
Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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