The Operational Services Division of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council is looking for a dedicated individual to drive and supervise one of our refuse and recycling collection vehicles, ensuring a timely, high quality, safe, friendly and efficient service to our residents.
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/businesbins
The role provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to work outdoors as part of an enthusiastic and friendly team while enhancing the Borough, the Council and their own professional portfolio.
The working pattern is Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week (including bank holidays).
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 23 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.
Closing Date: Sunday 5th January 2023
Interview Date: Week Commencing 13th February 2023
For an informal discussion please contact Jon Sharpe, Transport & Waste Services Manager on 01372 732000. For further details and to apply on-line please go to the Epsom and Ewell pages of Surrey Jobs at www.surreyjobs.info.
At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided by completing our application form. Please note, we do not accept CVs for this position.