You will work as part of a team of front-line Waste staff, providing refuse collection, recycling and environmental cleansing services.
You will carry out collections from residential properties throughout the borough, safely transporting waste, including materials for recycling or composting to appropriate disposal sites, complying at all times with Health & Safety and Workplace Regulations. Some of the tasks you will be required to carry out involve heavy lifting or other forms of sustained physical activity, you will therefore need to be reasonably fit to carry out this type of work.
Waste Services operates 363 days a year, some unsocial hours are therefore necessary to ensure public service provision is maintained.
What can we offer you!
- Excellent training and development offers
- Flexible working opportunities
- Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
- Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
- Competitive rates of pay
Application and Interview information
Closing date: 14/02/2024
Proposed Interview date: 22/02/2024
We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.
If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.
As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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