An exciting career opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified and experienced individual to play a key role within the Highways & Transportation Section’s Soft Landscape Team. This role is fundamental in supporting the Soft Landscape Team in maintaining a high level of contract management and customer satisfaction.
The Landscape Officer will cover all aspects of highway related landscape management including contract management, monitoring and specifying works to address highway safety issues and programmed maintenance.
You will have a strong background in horticulture and experience of applying this in practical situations. You will also have been involved in managing landscape contractors within a Local Authority framework, contract monitoring and reporting on performance data.
You will need to demonstrate good computer literacy skills including experience of GIS and the use of data capture hardware in the field. You will need knowledge and experience in GIS maps for landscape assets and Confirm or a similar customer enquiry module.
The organisation prides itself on its gold standard level of customer care. You will be instrumental in delivering this through the provision of high quality front line soft landscape support. You will need to be able to work both independently and as part of a wider team. Advanced supervisory, technical and communication skills will be required to enable you to deal appropriately with customers, councillors, contractors, colleagues and wide- ranging internal and external stakeholders.
The role will primarily be based in Ashford. However, the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential.
To apply please visit https://kenthrbc.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=16001896&lang=en_GB to complete an online application form. The vacancy reference number is 17000034. Should you require any further information, please contact Paul Woodhatch on 03000 413 872.
Closing date: 27 January 2017.