Our client in West London is seeking a Pest Control Officer to join its team.

Purpose of the Job:

· The post holder will deliver a high quality pest control service.

· The post holder will carry out treatments to eradicate and control infestations of rodents, insects and other pests.

· The post holder will carry out investigations of insect, rodent and other pest infestations.

· The post holder will work to the highest standards of Health and Safety legislation and check that other Operatives are following safe working practices on site.

· The post holder will coordinate multi-task pest control jobs.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Investigate reports of rodent infestation, undertake detailed inspections to identify the source of infestation and decide upon action to be taken.

2. Carry out treatment to eradicate and control infestations of rodents, insects and other pests.

3. Lay bait in appropriates places, taking adequate precautions to prevent the contamination of food and water and access to the bait by children or domestic animals.

4. Re-inspect infested premises, top up consumed baits or change baits and/or baiting points until the infestation is cleared.

5. Note and report back on defects likely to contribute to re-infestation or, where lack of cooperation results in inadequate treatment, request action by the ERS Manager or Regulatory Services staff.

6. Investigate reports of insect infestation and carry out appropriate insecticidal treatment to clear such infestations.

7. Give advice to occupiers about appropriate measures to prevent re-infestation of insects.

8. Investigate and provide advice on the control of pests, such as foxes and squirrels, noting and reporting back any conditions requiring further action, as appropriate.

9. Ensure the safe handling and storage of chemicals and equipment, consistent with agreed Health and Safety procedures.

10. Carry out regular planned investigations of Council estates and report back on action to be taken on infestations, as appropriate.

11. Maintain and develop excellent customer relations and ensure the highest standard of customer satisfaction.

12. Develop efficient and responsive working relationships with the ERS Manager, Schedulers, Call Handlers and other stakeholders.

13. Ensure that continuous professional development (CPD) is maintained and updated to meet service needs, including attending the regular toolbox talks.

14. Be competent in the use of IT systems and maintain computerised records for each job through PDAs.

15. Ensure compliance with all management processes and procedures, including Health & Safety and Diversity and Equality policy and the Freedom of Information and Data    Protection Acts.

16. Work to the highest standards of Health and Safety legislation, including manual handling, lone working and correct use of tools and materials and to check that pest control officers and other allocated operatives are following safe working practices, risk assessments and agreed method statements on site.

17. Carry out any other work that may be appropriate to the post, as may be reasonably by the ERS Manager.

Skills/Knowledge

  • Royal society of Health certificate in Pest Control or BPCA certificate Part 1 or BPCA/RSPH (level 2) certificate in pest control.
  • Demonstration of continuous professional development.
  • Hold a current UK standard Driving License
  • Experience of providing pest control services
  • Knowledge of pest control health and safety legislation and compliance, including occupational hazards and safety precautions, Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
  • Experience of working with the public and providing high quality customer service
  • Ability to investigate complaints of rodent and insect infestation and to carry out appropriate treatment, in a safe manner in order to eliminate any infestation found.
  • Ability to keep good records of all works carried out on site.
  • Ability to carry out duties with high standards of customer care.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in confined spaces e.g., lofts.
  • Ability to drive a light goods vehicle and possess full driving licence.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, on your own and with a minimum of supervision as required.
  • Ability to produce work of a high standard and completing all aspects of a job assigned.
  • Able to use handheld PDA devices.
  • Problem solving and quality checking skills

If you are interested please call Vanessa, Dannika or Mohamed on 020 8125 4321. Alternatively, you can email Vanessa@buckinghamfutures.com, dannikaj@buckinghamfutures.com  or Mohamed@buckinghamfutures.com.

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