The Operational Services Division of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is looking for dedicated individuals to drive and supervise refuse and recycling collection vehicles, ensuring a timely, high quality, safe, friendly and efficient service to our residents.
We currently have three positions vacant.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council collects almost 120,000 refuse and recycling containers each week. Over half of all collected waste is recycled. You will be the primary driver of a vehicle up to 26 tonnes in support of the Council’s refuse and recycling collections. You will be responsible for its activities and crew, ensuring their safety and that all tasks are completed efficiently and within set timelines. You can learn more about our services at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/recycling and www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/businessbins
The role provides an opportunity for the successful candidates to work outdoors as part of an enthusiastic and friendly team while enhancing the Borough, the Council and their own professional portfolio.
You will undertake daily vehicle checks, ensuring you comply with all procedures relating to its use and report any defects. You will also arrange the safe disposal of the vehicle’s contents to waste sites guaranteeing all site instructions are adhered to. You must also be aware of all COSHH regulations and keep up to date with new legislation by attending all training provided to you.
You must be able to work safely on your own, and methodically as part of a team as you will also be required to help the crew with emptying refuse and recycling bins. You will be flexible, as you will be required to work early mornings and bank holidays. You will be able to communicate effectively and politely with the public.
You must already possess a valid LGV licence category C and a valid Driver CPC qualification. You will be required to bring both your licence and Driver CPC photocards to the interview. Full, ongoing Driver CPC training is provided as part of the role.
If you have enthusiasm and determination to deliver a first class service then we would like to hear from you. In return you will benefit from 24 days annual leave, subsidised gym membership, entitlement to join the local government pension scheme, and non-contributory life assurance. Initial and annual refresher training are provided to all staff.
For an informal discussion please contact Saul Andrews, Waste Services Supervisor on 01372 732000.
Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2023