Refuse Driver (LGV Chargehand Driver)

England, London, Greenwich
£22995 - £24258 per annum + plus contractual overtime and allowances
20 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Sarah Thompson
Contract Type
Full time

It is an exciting time in Waste and Street Services at the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This is a opportunity to be part of a busy, successful team making Greenwich an environmentally friendly place to live, work and visit.

The Directorate of Community & 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. 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 visit our careers site for further information and to make an application.

Closing date for applications is 01/11/2020. Interview and assessments are likely to be held w/c 9th November 2020 or w/c 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.

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.

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.