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Trainee Network Co-ordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

We are looking to recruit four enthusiastic trainee Inspectors and one Network Co-ordinator, within our Inspection and Enforcement and Network Management teams.

These roles carry out a wide range of duties and no two days are the same.

Officers will be fully trained to conduct programmed highways inspections and other related highways services covering Utility activities under NRSWA, issuing Street works permits highways enforcement and enforcement of waste management legislation, along with other tasks.

You will be working under the Shared Staffing Arrangement between Wandsworth and Richmond councils you must be willing to work over both boroughs if required.

Confidence in using computer systems including MS Office software are essential, as is the ability to deal sensitively with residents, councilors, utility companies and other statutory bodies with the highest standard of customer care in potentially confrontational situations.

You must be assertive with good people skills and have a pragmatic approach to problem solving and conflict resolution.

You must have the ability to gain knowledge of the following:

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, the Traffic Management Act 2004; the Control of Pollution Act 1974; the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978; the Environmental Protection Act 1990; The Highways Act 1980; The Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 1990; the Town and Country Planning Act; the London Local Authorities Act and Borough Byelaws

Whether you are at the beginning of your working life or want to retrain, if this sounds like the right challenge for you, please apply online attaching your CV and a supporting statement telling us how you meet the job requirements and person specification outlined in the job profile.

 In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

 In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 28th August 2022
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 29th August  2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 5th September  2022

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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