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25 Jan 2016

Full-Time Team Member – Yalding Depot Maidstone

Pink Jobs Maidstone, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title
Team Member
Yalding Depot – Maidstone
Salary band
TM1 A – C £16,281 – £17, 652
Contract type
Reference number

Description of the job

Location: Yalding Depot, Maidstone

Salary: £16,281 – £17,652

The Role

As part of the Medway Operations Field Team, you’ll enjoy the physical demands of a role where you’ll be involved in everything from grass cutting, aquatic weed control, removing obstructions from watercourses and minor construction maintenance. You’ll be working in all weathers, so you’ll need a love for the great outdoors. You’ll be part of the Environment Agency emergency response team attending flooding and pollution incidents so you’ll be committed to taking part in a 24/7 standby rota.

The Team

The Operations Field Teams provide support to the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Risk Management function, Environment Management and other internal functions. Field Teams are responsible for delivering maintenance programmes for assets that protect people and property e.g. flood banks, debris screens, penstocks and flood gates, delivering an effective emergency response capability for floods and environmental incidents. Health and safety is very important to us and you’ll need a positive and flexible attitude.

Experience/Skills Required
  • You’ll be fit and enthusiastic with a positive attitude towards environmental issues to help us ensure work is delivered in a safe and environmentally sensitive way.
  • Experience of handling petrol driven power tools such as chainsaws would be an advantage.
  • Your work could take you anywhere in the Medway catchment area, so a full driving licence is required.
  • Other key requirements for this job include the ability to communicate with the public when out in the field.
  • Basic computer / IT skills would be beneficial but not essential.

Additional Useful Information

For further details please contact Alice Wilson on Tel: 07789 945 932 or by email:

You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

Closing date for applications: 14 February 2016

Please note that this vacancy will close at 23:59, on the closing date stated above.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.
We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Diversity: it’s in our nature

How to Apply


Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.


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