Meter ReaderChelmsford£11 - £11.17 per hourTemp to Perm37 hours per weekWe have an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to join a leading utilities provider on a temp to perm basis.Our client is looking for candidates to join their meter reading team on a temporary agency contract to carry out water meter reading across the Essex and Norfolk area.You will need to hold a full UK driving licence as a vehicle will be provided to enable you to carry out your role, you will need your own transport as the vehicle will be kept at a local depot which is not served by regular public transport.The role is physically demanding and you should have good levels of personal fitness. You will also have experience of working outdoors in all weather conditions, and be comfortable working on your own for long periods of time whilst remaining self-motivated.The normal working week is 37 hours, Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 07:00 to 20:00, regular weekend working will be required.As a Meter Reader, you will be:- Expected to travel your dedicated region undertaking timely and accurate cyclical reading of meters, so having a full valid driving licence is essential- You will interact with our customers, answering questions about water consumption and replacing/repairing meters where requiredYou will be spending most of your time outdoors, walking, bending and lifting meter lids- In such a constantly changing work environment being aware of Health and Safety risksis paramount in achieving our aim of getting everyone home safe every day- You will work mostly on your own and use current technology and systems to communicate with colleagues and to complete most of your daily work tasksOur Meter Readers are the face of Essex & Suffolk Water, so we are looking for people with great communication skills and a passion for great customer service. We need self-motivated people who are able to plan their own working day and are comfortable working to challenging targets while being out and about (in all weather conditions!)- You need to be happy to work on your own and physically fit enough to walk a long distances and lift many meter covers each day- You will need to enjoy meeting people and be happy to take responsibility for answering our customers questions, remaining calm and polite and doing all you can to help- This is not a nine to five, office based role, so we need people who are happy to work 37 hours between 7am and 8pm Monday to Sunday, enjoying the travel and outside working- We will give you a company van to help you cover your region- We have a lot of customers to look after and keep happy so if you're looking for a role that offers you a chance to be out and about, delivering great customer service, we want to hear from youRequirements:- Experience of working in a target-driven environment, with the ability to plan your days and workloads to ensure all expected readings are taken and our billing deadlines are met- Full UK Driving Licence- Street works and manual handling training is desirable- Full on the job training will be given- A basic uniform and full personal protective equipment is supplied, you will need to provide your own protective footwear with steel toecapsPlease note this role requires a DBS check to be carried out on the successful candidateIf you are interested in this position, please apply today!Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.