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Waste Services Operative

Hyndburn Borough Council
Accrington, Lancashire
£24,294 – £25,979 per annum (SCP 7 TO 11)
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Highways Maintenance
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Full time

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The successful candidate will be joining the Council’s extremely successful Waste Services team, building on the outstanding achievements to date.

You will need to be a true team player, flexible in your approach to duties that are allocated by Supervisors or Team Leaders and capable of working with other operatives to complete the whole service area’s daily workloads. You must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude but above all be able to make a difference to improving the quality of the local environment.

You are required to hold a clean cat B driving licence as you may be required to drive Council vehicles. You will also need to be physically capable of working alongside various waste collection vehicles, walking long distances whilst manually handling waste and clearing fly tipped waste off public / private land. You must be capable of lifting bulky items, pushing and pulling heavy wheeled bins and other waste receptacles on a frequent and repetitive basis.

As part of the Waste Services Team, you may also be deployed as a Hand Sweeper, therefore you must also be capable of walking long distances pushing a heavy hand cart whilst hand sweeping footpaths, emptying litter bins, litter picking and lifting clearing fly tipped waste off public / private land.

As a Safety Critical role, you will be subject to drug and alcohol testing as part of our pre-employment checks. You will also be subject to testing at random intervals during the course of your employment

The hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday, 7.15 am to 2.59 pm and you will be required to work outside in all weather conditions. However, in order to provide continuity of service to residents, occasionally, you will be required to work on certain other days including weekends.

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Vacancy Reference: 2240
Closing date: 5pm Thursday 4 July 2024


The Hyndburn district is situated on the northern fringe of industrial Lancashire, with easy access to the beauty spots of the Ribble and Hodder Valleys and to the holiday resorts of the Lancashire coast.

The Council provides a wide range of facilities and services including parks and gardens, swimming baths, playing fields, recreation grounds, markets, cemeteries and a crematorium.

The Hyndburn district is within easy reach of Manchester, the mid-Lancashire conurbations and the M6 and M62 motorways. Formerly a predominantly cotton weaving area with some engineering, there is now an extensive range of industry.

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01254 388111
Scaitcliffe House
Ormerod Street

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