Area Monitoring Officer

Area Monitoring Officer – Hitchin

(Permanent )

Salary starting from £18,480 per annum (Career Graded post)

We are looking for an experienced individual to work as an Area Monitoring Officer for the Grounds Team working in Hitchin and surrounding areas. You would be responsible for the day to day management of all the parks and open spaces in Hitchin.

We invite applications from people with experience in Amenity Horticulture and/or contract monitoring as this would be an ideal opportunity to gain a broad variety of knowledge working in the public sector.

A full driving licence and provision of a suitable vehicle for work is essential.

The North Hertfordshire District covers an area of 147 square miles. It includes the market towns of Baldock, Hitchin and Royston and Letchworth Garden City and is a pleasant rural area.

Special Conditions: 
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, Ad-hoc home working, leisure concessions and more.
Salary Range: 
£18,480 to £21,744 p.a. (Level 1) and £21,876 – £25,752 p.a. (Level 2)
Closing Date: 
Friday, 7 July 2017 - 12:00pm
Interview to be held on: 
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Reference Number: 
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Andrew Mills, Service Manager-Grounds Maintenance on 01462 474272.

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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