Streetscene Apprentice x3 - Knowsley Council 

Job overview:

To take a proactive, mature approach to the completion of a designated Apprenticeship Framework. To be an ambassador for apprenticeships in Knowsley and to represent themselves positively in any interaction with people whilst undertaking their Apprenticeship. To undertake a range of duties to the best of their ability following appropriate training and with supervision from a Team Leader and / or colleagues. To complete a portfolio of evidence to support the acquisition of a National Vocational Qualification under the guidance of a recognised provider.

Duties and responsibilities: 

This is not a comprehensive list of all the tasks which may be required of the post holder. It is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the work to be undertaken. Duties will include;

  • Respond positively and punctually within specified timelines of tasks outlined within the apprenticeship
  • To undertake both grounds maintenance and street cleaning duties as part of a daily work allocation in accordance with the apprenticeship programme
  • Undertake good customer service practices when dealing with colleagues, members of the public and partner agencies
  • Attend any appropriate training courses applicable to the programme
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality services to all of our customers
  • Undertake other duties as may be required due to varying workloads within Streetscene Services Health and Safety
  • To use equipment as instructed and trained
  • To inform management of any health and safety issues which could place individuals in danger
  • To engage in appropriate elements of training and development Data Protection and Information Security
  • Implement and act in accordance with the Information Security Acceptable Use policy and Data Protection Policy,
  • Protect the council’s information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference,
  • Report actual or potential security incidents.

Knowsley Better Together – Staff Qualities

The following qualities have been adopted by the Council and apply to all employees. You are expected to embrace and display these qualities. Your line manager will discuss your behaviour with you, during your My Time and My Time Extra meetings.

  • Integrity. You are required to be open and honest, maintain high standards of personal behaviour and display strong moral principles.
  • Accountability. You must take personal responsibility for your actions and decisions and understand the consequences of your behaviour.
  • Communication. You must listen and talk to others, taking account of other people’s points of view. You should share information and strive to work together.
  • Respect. You must treat people with care and dignity, observing the rights of other people, and helping and supporting others where you can.

Skills, knowledge, experience

  • Willingness to put the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do
  • Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Willingness to respect other people and value their diversity
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for apprenticeships across the Council
  • Willingness to strive to continuously improve
  • Willingness to put the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do

Personal attributes and circumstances

  • Integrity - ability to be open and honest, to maintain high standards of personal behaviour and display strong moral principles 
  • Accountability - willingness to take personal responsibility for your actions and decisions, and to understand the consequences of your behaviour
  • A demonstrable willingness to share information and work with other people.
  • Respect - a strong desire to treat people with care and dignity, observing the rights of other people, and helping and supporting others where you can
  • Self-motivated
  • Willing to learn new skills I Communication
  • A demonstrable willingness to share information and work with other people, including the ability to listen, communicate with and understand others, taking account of other people’s points of view.

Qualifications

  • Willingness to undertake relevant training
  • Eligible to undertake a foundation or advanced apprenticeship

Health and safety

  • Ability to ensure suitable and sufficient risk assessments and safe systems of work are adhered to
  • Ability to use equipment as instructed and trained
  • Ability to inform management of any health and safety issues which could place individuals in danger
  • Willingness to engage in health and safety training

Location: Knowsley                                             
Contracted hours: 36                            
Hourly rate of pay: £9.30 per hour   
Closing date: Friday 22 January 2021

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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