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Streetcare Operative/LGV Driver - WMF1194e

Westmorland and Furness Council
Ulverston, Cumbria
Grade 7 £26,421 - £27,334
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Highways Maintenance, Streetscene
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About this opportunity

Westmorland and Furness Council is seeking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated LGV Driver at Ulverston Depot to deliver within the Street Scene Department and assist in ensuring that the highest standard of services is delivered and maintained for residents in the South Lakeland area. The main duties of the role include driving and loading on our waste and recycling collection rounds. 

On occasions the post holder may be asked to work at other depots or locations, or to carry out other associated work. The nature of the work means that the post holder will come into contact with members of the public, and a polite and helpful approach is essential.

The hours of work will be Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 3:00pm and 7:00am to 2:30 pm on Friday. Flexibility is required around these hours to ensure completion of daily workload. Successful candidates will be required to undertake IOSH Working Safely. Full training will be given in the use of any plant or machinery with which the successful candidate may be unfamiliar.

Who we are looking for

Applicants must hold a current full driving licence, and this must include an LGV Category C Entitlement. For further details of what this encompasses please see driving licence categories on the GOVUK website. If you do not specifically hold an LGV Category C Entitlement, please do not apply for this position.

Any applications which do not correctly state they hold this entitlement will not be shortlisted. This role requires a flexible approach to the work of the Street Scene Department and a high level of commitment to delivering excellent service is essential. Previous experience and a current CPC card are desirable.

Candidates will need to be physically fit and able to carry out the waste collection rounds. They will also need to have good customer skills and professional attitude as they are representing the Council in the local area.

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
  • A 12-month digital trial (from 1 June 2024) of a new scheme that allows free workplace car parking for employees in all Westmorland and Furness Council owned car parks between Monday to Friday.

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