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Waste Collection Operative - HGV Driver/Loader

Chelmsford City Council
Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 5 - Starting at £23,403 per annum, rising to £25,791
Closing date
25 Dec 2021

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Environment, Streetscene
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

If you enjoy working outside and would like to make a positive contribution to the collection of both waste and recycling in the Borough, this could be the job for you!

We are looking for people to join our team based at Freighter House, Boreham. Working throughout the Borough of Chelmsford, you will lead a small crew collecting waste and recyclable materials from either domestic properties and commercial businesses. These are physically demanding roles involving repetitive manual handling. 

As you will drive, and be responsible for, a waste/recycling collection vehicle an HGV/LGV licence is an essential requirement for this role as is a current driver CPC card and Digi card. You will also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of safe working practices. A good knowledge of Chelmsford and its surrounding areas would be desirable.

The successful applicant will be required to work 37 hours either over a 4 day week, Tuesday - Friday or over a 5 day week Monday - Friday dependant on the vacant post.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

To view further details for this role including the job description, please click the link on the attachments section above.


Working at Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council’s core objectives are to provide high quality public spaces and increase the quality of life of the citizens. Chelmsford is also committed to promote a more sustainable and healthier environment.

As employer, Chelmsford has a strong focus on career growth and skills development, offering a variety of training opportunities for staff. 

Why work for Chelmsford?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Great railway connections.
  • Interest free loans for bus or train season tickets.
  • Training and development.
  • Employees will have cash plan scheme to cover healthcare costs, such as dental or optical costs.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Work/life balance.
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01245 606606
Civic Centre
Duke Street
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