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Refuse Driver

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DEN0559
  • Published: Wed 17/11/2021, 11:26 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 11:26 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, plus contracted overtime
  • Salary: £27,041 - £29,577 plus contracted overtime
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

plus contracted overtime!

 

 

Reading Borough Council is committed to providing a high quality effective and efficient waste collection service. We carry out a full range of domestic, recycling and commercial waste collection services to a high standard endeavouring to reduce landfill and maximize recycling across the services.

 

 

About the role

We are looking for experienced drivers to drive and to be responsible for refuse collection vehicles as requested and to remove domestic/trade refuse from houses, shops, schools and other domestic or commercial establishments

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Driving and being responsible for the vehicle and crew.
  • Daily routine maintenance, including oil, water and fuel checks.
  • Visual inspection of the vehicle and reporting faults to the Waste Operations Supervisor.
  • The operation of power mechanism and the safe tipping of refuse at disposal sites.
  • Transporting refuse collection crew.
  • When not driving, assisting with collection of refuse and recycling in wheeled bins and bags.
  • Follow Health & Safety procedures and codes of practices
  • Using incab technology reporting issues
  • May be expected to load when required

 

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

 

 

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed

 

 

About you

  • You should be prepared for physically demanding manual work and manoeuvring of the refuse vehicle when on the round and at the disposal site.
  • You will be working in all weathers and must have a can do and flexible attitude.
  • You must hold a clean Class 2 (C) HGV License, and CPC card.
  • Previous experience will be at an advantage.

 

 

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

 

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities
  • Modern working environment at the Bennet Road
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
  • Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

 

 

To arrange a confidential discussion on this position please contact recruitment@reading.gov.uk

Closing Date: 28th November 2021

Interview Date: TBC

 

 

 

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success.

 

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success

 

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DEN0559
  • Published: Wed 17/11/2021, 11:26 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 11:26 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, plus contracted overtime
  • Salary: £27,041 - £29,577 plus contracted overtime
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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