Refuse Driver (LGV Chargehand Driver)
It is an exciting time in Waste and Street Services at the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Be part of a team who are making Greenwich an environmentally friendly place to live, work and visit.
The Directorate of Community and Environment prides itself on the service it provides to the residents of Greenwich. We are looking to recruit more people who take pride in their work and want to help the Council meet its commitment to providing quality services to enhance the environment and increase recycling rates.
The successful candidates will work anywhere within the Borough of Greenwich, work outside in all weathers, and be able to use associated tools, mechanical aids and equipment. You must have a full LGV drivers licence as well as CPC qualification.
The working hours are: 35-hour standard week, Monday to Friday from 6:00am to 8.00pm, working shifts within these times. The post comes with 6 hours contractual overtime and there will also be opportunities to work overtime outside of regular working hours.
Candidates must be over 18 years old and you will be required to work until all collection rounds are completed. Full training will be given. You will be dealing with members of the public and a positive approach to customer care is essential.
Also available to successful applicants
- Training and development opportunities
- Opportunities for working additional overtime during the weekend and during the busiest times of the year like Christmas and Easter
- 28 days’ annual leave a year rising to 31 after 5 years’ service
This role involves managing a team of 2 or more waste operatives making sure that scheduled waste collections are made between 6am to 2pm or 12pm to 8pm. If you are a reliable, motivated, qualified LGV Driver and would like to join our successful, forward thinking service, we'd love to hear from you. Please take a look at the full job description and make an application confirming how you meet the person specification requirements.
Closing date 01st November 2020.
Interview and assessments are likely to be held week commencing 9th November 2020 or 16th November.
During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.
Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.
Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated
How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.