About the team we are recruiting to
The Streetpride Service is Coventry City Councils Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance Service. It has a responsibility and statutory duty to keep the City Clean, Green and attractive for all.
Keeping the City clean and green is a huge challenge and not one we can do on our own. The service is delivered by a flexible locally committed workforce who work well with the different residents, communities and partners ensuring a One Coventry approach by enabling people to do more for themselves.
The service operates out of 2 strategically based sites in the North and the South of the City and provides a cleansing service 7 days per week for 52 weeks of the year.
We currently clean 10’000 miles or road network each year and empty over 3’000 street litter bins each week.
The service is also responsible for delivering the Grounds Maintenance works across all our Parks and Open Spaces including our 5 Green Flag Parks and cuts approximately 6 million square metres of grass every 20 working days. That is the equivalent of cutting one thousand football pitches.
What is the job role?
Streetpride is responsible for the delivery of the daily Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance service, which is carried out on our highways, neighbourhoods and in our parks and open spaces across the City. We pride ourselves on customer service and are always trying to identify service improvements.
You will support the Area Manager in the delivery of these services and will be responsible for supervising, motivating and developing staff to maximise performance and meet the service objectives. You will be working with the community and Council partners to maintain and improve Coventry’s streets, neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces, and to promote civic pride and community responsibility.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
- Supervise the delivery of an integrated cleansing and grounds service within a specified area of the City, deploy and supervise crews, resolve any operational issues to ensure work schedules are completed and priorities are met on a daily basis.
- Supervise, motivate, train and develop crew members to meet service objectives and maximise performance
The post is Monday to Friday 07.00 -15.00 hours although there will be occasions where cover is required from 05.30 -13.30 or 10.00 -18.00 hours Monday to Friday.
Who are we looking for?
You will be:
- Self-motivated and have a good level of horticultural knowledge
- Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required for the job along with the ability to plan, organise, prioritise and delegate appropriately
- Have supervisory experience
- ICT Literate
- You must have a full current Driving License
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): Friday 12th March
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.
Coventry City Council