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Pest Control Technician - East Devon

Location: Knowle Sidmouth, East Devon

Salary: £19,446 to £21,074

Job Overview

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.


Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

About the role

Travelling throughout the district, you will advise on, investigate and treat pest infestations from bed bugs and fleas to mice and rats, whether in residential properties or on council owned land.  You will also assist with the enforcement of legislation related to pest control and with the collection and transportation of found dogs to nominated kennels. A council vehicle and appropriate clothing will be provided. 


In return for your commitment, you’ll receive an excellent benefits package which includes: generous annual leave; flexi-time; and access to a Local Government Pension Scheme, salary sacrifice cycle scheme, employee assistance programme and personal healthcare scheme.  In addition, you’ll also be encouraged to take advantage of our outstanding learning and development opportunities.

About you

Qualified to RSPH Level 2 with a good understanding of all current pest control legislation, you will have the ability to prioritise workloads and have experience in a similar role.  Respectful and considerate, you will quickly build rapport with customers and stakeholders and have the ability to manage situations professionally and calmly.  You will also be fully conversant with Microsoft Office, ICT literate and hold a valid driving licence (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).


To apply online, please visit For an informal discussion, please contact Janet Wallace, Principal Environmental Health Officer on 01395 571647 or email  Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 13 December 2018. Interviews will be held on 20 December 2018.

East Devon District Council has decided to relocate away from its current headquarters in Sidmouth. This position will be based at Sidmouth until new offices in Honiton become operational in early 2019.

This advert has been posted by a non-BPCA member.


13 December 2018



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