Waste Operative

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£22.185 - £22.587
29 Mar 2021
11 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Street Services - improving resident’s lives

Do you want to be part of a team who are making Royal Greenwich an environmentally friendly place to live, work and visit. Then why not kick start your career within the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council as a waste operative within street services. It’s an exciting time in Waste and Street Services at the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

We’re seeking reliable and enthusiastic candidates for operative opportunities within our successful Street Services team. Street Services provides a highly important service to all the borough’s residents and visitors from sweeping roads to emptying waste bins - this is a vital front-line service and has a huge impact on residents and the community around them. The positions we have available are:  

  • Waste operatives: this role involves collecting residents and business waste containers from wheelie bins and Euro bins to textile and wee collections you will work as part of a team of three and will work anywhere in the borough any time from 6am to 2pm or 12pm to 8pm.Starting salary £22,185 plus £146.02 in allowances per year

The working hours are: 35-hour standard week, Monday to Friday from 6:00am to 8.00pm, working shifts within these times.

We offer a range of staff benefits, including:

  • 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

To apply click on apply and fill out the application form – if you meet the selection criteria set out in the person specification document, we will be looking to hold remote interviews.

Please note to apply for the Waste operative roles you must be a Royal Borough of Greenwich Resident.

We currently have a number of vacancies but will also be recruiting to a reserve list – this means that if you meet the requirements of the role but are not appointed to one of the current vacancies your details will be held for future Waste Operative vacancies (within the following 12 months).

If you would like assistance applying online, please contact Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) via email gllab-info@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 0759 238 6550 or 0787 204 7203.

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

Interview Arrangements: 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 any 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.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.