Tuesday 25 October 2016

Police weed out hopefuls for job clearing cannabis factories

Published 09/09/2015 | 15:24

Police are seeking someone to clear cannabis-growing sites
Police are seeking someone to clear cannabis-growing sites

Police are weeding out applications for an unusual vacancy - clearing up cannabis factories.

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Avon and Somerset Police said the job will mean being on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, to dismantle cannabis farms and recycling the waste.

Applicants also need a tolerance for high temperatures and small spaces and a reasonable fitness level for the near £19,000 post.

The job advert says: "Operation Viscount is Avon and Somerset Constabulary's dedicated operation to tackle cannabis growing and stop more illegal drugs reaching the streets.

"We are looking for someone who could be requested to work at any time day or night, 365 days per year, to assist in locating and clearing cannabis-growing sites.

"You will attend at the scenes of cannabis cultivation and as part of a two-person team will clear the scene of all plants and growing equipment returning it all to police HQ where you will sort all the equipment into recycling skips.

"The role requires you to work in environments such as confined spaces in extreme heat, at height, around electrical risks and sometimes underground.

"Therefore, a good level of physical fitness is required including bending, lifting and stretching. The post holder must hold a full, current driving licence and will be required to drive force vehicles."

The 37-hours a week permanent post, which is at police HQ in Portishead, pays an annual salary of between £17,763 and £18,933.

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