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Refuse/Recycling HGV Driver

  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: LBH4917
  • Published: Wed 10/04/2019, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/05/2019, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £21591 - £21981
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Harlington Road Depot - UB8 3EU
About Hillingdon

Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.



About the job

This role attracts an additional non-contractual payment of £6720 per annum.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual for this role of Refuse/Recycling HGV Driver!

The role of Refuse/Recycling HGV Driver will involve being responsible for driving an HGV vehicle on a daily basis on a predetermined route collecting refuse/recycling. This could involve the use of a full range of containers such as household bins, plastic sacks or communal bins.

We are looking for several new drivers to work from our Harlington Road Depot.

You will be responsible for undertaking daily vehicle checks and being responsible for your vehicle throughout the day. Whilst the main focus of the role will be driving, there will be an element of manual handling within this job role.

Working with a team, you will be expected to complete the daily workload whilst at the same time ensuring the safe manoeuvring of your vehicle and the safety of your team and other users of the Borough. It is vital that you use Banksmen when reversing at all times.

It will also be your responsibility to keep your vehicle clean and to report any defects promptly.




About the person

You must have a clean UK HGV driving licence and full CpC accreditation. Previous experience in operating HGV’s in the waste industry and manual lifting and handling knowledge would be an excellent fit for this position.

You will be working with a range of stakeholders including colleagues (of all levels), residents, traders and service users. You will be responsible for your own health and safety at all times, and must ensure that safe working methods are maintained at all times. You will also be responsible for your vehicle and it is essential that thorough checks are completed, to ensure the cleanliness and safety of said vehicle.

Other important skills would include:

  • identification of waste types

  • communication

  • time management

  • teamwork

  • customer care

You must be motivated to deliver results, and will be expected to take ownership of your personal development, as well as supporting the development of the service. We strive to ensure that we continuously improve our service, and we need you to support us in this.

Refuse/Recycling HGV Drivers are a key role, and we are looking for somebody who can work flexible hours, as the service demands. The work is busy and has lots of variety, with a range of challenges - but you will also be rewarded by supporting London Borough of Hillingdon in maintaining a clean, safe environment for our residents.

(Please note for this vacancy you will need a full, current UK HGV driving licence and CpC. You will also need to be physically able to undertake a range of duties including lifting and moving heavy and/or bulky objects)

If this is the type of career path you have been searching for, and you believe you meet our criteria (as outlined in the Person Specification), we look forward to receiving your application!

Additional information

We offer a range of company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme

  • free parking

  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff

  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days

  • career breaks

  • season ticket loan

  • access to a Credit Union

  • on-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre

  • access to a wide range of training and courses

  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council

  • payment of professional fees where these are required

  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)

  • cycle purchase scheme

  • car sharing scheme

  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses


Disability Confident Employer & Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy




Additional Information continued

Disability Confident Employer
& Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy


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  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: LBH4917
  • Published: Wed 10/04/2019, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/05/2019, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £21591 - £21981
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Harlington Road Depot - UB8 3EU

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