Parking Attendants, Perth PKC10042
£26,241 – £28,474
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
•Do you want to be involved in working with a team delivering high-quality front-line services to our communities?
•Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with experience of customer facing services?
•Are you looking for an opportunity to keep people safe and to contribute to the prosperity of our area?
•Would you like a role where you can work with colleagues across the Council to sustain our reputation as the place to live and work?
If your answers are yes, we want to hear from you!
We have some exciting opportunities available in our sector leading Parking & Civil Contingencies Team for Parking Attendants. This is a fast moving and dynamic team which will suit professional individuals who have the ability to work alone and have a real passion for teamwork. Our Parking Attendants are the eyes and ears of the local community, patrolling across the entire Perth & Kinross Area, keeping traffic moving and people safe, providing advice to residents, businesses, and visitors. Parking Attendants work with our local Community Resilience groups providing advice and support for communities to plan for emergencies and build local resilience. The team also has a proven track record in working with internal and external partner agencies to provide support for the safe running of events. Parking Attendants carry out a range of enforcement dealing with Parking, Blue Badge and environmental issues, as well as educating and raising awareness on multiple subjects that the team contributes to. This is a varied role and your day will be spent mostly outside, in all weathers, dealing with members of the public face-to-face. Parking Attendants also carry out ticket machine maintenance, cash collection, and deployment of cones, signage and barriers. This means that you should enjoy being active, as you may spend extendable periods of time patrolling on foot. You will also be required to drive our vehicles to travel around the area, and for those who cycle, there will be opportunities to carry out cycle patrols when required.
We support and encourage employees learning and development and there are many opportunities to train and progress your career within the Council. We also offer an excellent working environment and a number of employee benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to join our pension scheme.
You will need to be highly motivated, able to work on your own initiative and have excellent interpersonal skills. We require that you have a strong customer focus. You will need to be able to confidently and calmly handle sensitive (and sometimes confrontational) situations in a proficient manner where the ability to treat people with dignity and respect whilst being firm, but professional is a necessity. You will be an “ambassador” and the “face” of Perth & Kinross Council and as such we expect you to be approachable, able to demonstrate that you are resilient, proactive and an effective communicator. You should be able to work under pressure whilst remaining calm and professional, therefore experience of dealing with difficult conversations and situations would be a distinct advantage in this role. This job includes duties that may require a substantial amount of physical effort and mobility on a frequent basis. A flexible approach to working hours is required, as is the ability to work outside normal hours if necessary. You will be computer literate with proven IT skills, as you will be required to use computers and a smartphone to carry out the role. You will have a good standard of education and a current driving licence, preferably without any endorsements. If this sounds like a role where you could share your relevant experience and make a positive difference, then Apply Now!
For an informal chat and further details contact Stewart Skene, Team Leader (01738 477220) or email SSkene@pkc.gov.uk
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer. At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team. Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss. As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post. Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development. We welcome applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government. Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.
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