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Kickstart - Neighbourhood Community Ranger Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 21 February 2022
Location: Kingston, KT11EU
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000387470

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Summary


To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Kingston Council

JOB SUMMARY
● provide a rapid response to reports on local environmental issues such as broken glass, small flytips etc.,
● monitor and report back, often with photos,on local Highways’ and Parks’ defects or safety issues.
● monitor and report back low level enforcement issues such as fly tipping and littering investigations and reports and passing on evidence.
● undertake environmental works and activities that fall outside of any contractual arrangement, including working with the community, eg. small flytips, small cutbacks, litter-picks & tidy ups and removing fly posting.
● identify and remove graffiti in accordance with the Graffiti Removal Policy.
● identify and remove ‘abandoned’ bikes
● attend and represent the Council at action days, volunteer days and community events providing equipment, gazebos, tables, etc., staffing the stand, handing out Council leaflets, explaining what the Communities Team does then decommissioning at the end &; removing from site.
● provide support for Civic events, Remembrance Sunday, Court services, Christmas Lights switch on, etc.
● engage with local communities and develop relationship with residents addressing issues that cause concerns to local residents
● update and maintain Neighbourhood Notice Boards
● support the Councils ongoing response to the COVID 19 pandemic

The successful candidate will spend a number of weeks working in the different neighbourhoods of Kingston - Kingston town, Malden and Coombe, Surbiton and South of the borough.

They will need to meet the neighbourhood ranger at an agreed pick up point and they will travel with the ranger in a van with appropriate PPE

SKILLS NEEDED
● Customer focus
● Teamwork
● Digital literacy
● To work with colleagues to ensure that the borough is maintained to a high standard
● To represent RBK positively in your relationships with colleagues and residents
● To meet the Council’s customer service standards demonstrating maturity and courtesy at all times
● To demonstrate a “can do” attitude in your interaction with people
● To take pride in your work
● To interact professionally and politely with residents in the course of your duties.
● Champion the Council's corporate responsibilities to reduce inequalities, maximise independence, reduce crime and disorder and improve quality of life.

WORKING HOURS
Ideal work pattern Monday - Friday 8am - 1pm (5 hours), although can be flexible to accommodate personal circumstances.

HOURLY RATE
£10.85

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
Employability support from Kingston Adult Education (KAE). A tailored package of support from the options available at KAE will be agreed by the line manager and the Kickstarter when they have started in role.
On the job training
A buddy

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