Waste Collection Driver

Job Details

Purpose of the Post

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team working throughout the borough delivering council services and
responding to community priorities ensuring that the household waste collection service is completed with
the daily task. Supervise waste crews and manage their day to day operational function’s (via paper
records or electronic hand held device’s) including all Health & Safety relating to the daily tasks.

• Undertake operational duties which will involve a wide range of physically and mentally demanding
tasks in all weathers
• Ensure the completion of all daily tasks while ensuring the safety of employees, colleagues, and
members of the public including children; you will be responsible for the safe collection of bins along
your route.
• Understand the operation of mechanical machinery to facilitate emptying of refuse containers.
• Be responsible for the careful day to day use, cleanliness, maintenance, security of vehicles/plant,
machinery, and equipment provided to undertake the daily task.
• Be customer focussed and deal with exchanges of information in a polite, courteous and positive
manner responding to minor requests for service delivery and where necessary report problems to a
supervisor or manager.
• Work under the guidance of the line manager and by application of personal initiative to deliver
services to a professional standard and within agreed procedures or timescales.
• Work to agreed schedules and where necessary respond to new priorities as required or directed by
line manager to ensure deadlines are met.
• Demonstrate safe working practices, give advice and train other employees, apprentice’s, trainees
and students where required.
• Be responsible for the Health and Safety of all employees under your direct supervision.
• Adhere to Customer Care, Dignity at Work, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, CPC and other relevant
legislation, policies and procedures at all times
• Undertake any duties commensurate with the post as requested by management.

Pay rate: £18.7 per hour umbrella

Three to six months contract with view to extend or make permanent