Job Vacancies

Environmental and Recreation Services

Non-LGV Driver/Labourer

Scale 3a – £8.23 - £8.40 per hour – Ref S66

We require a Driver/Labourer to carry out the collection of paper, cardboard and textiles from approximately 1200 properties within the Borough each day.  Applicants are advised that participation in the scheme is high and the work can be physically demanding at times.

Mechanical Street Sweeper (Non-LGV)

Scale 3a – £8.23 - £8.40 per hour – Ref S67

We require a Driver to undertake the mechanical sweeping of hard surfaces such as road channels and public footpaths and the litter picking of soft areas such as grassed verges or bushes on designated routes. You will also respond to emergency requests caused by flooding, snowfall or ice. You will be required to attend to the urgent removal of waste following road traffic accidents or spillages on the public highway.

For both vacancies you must hold a full current driving licence with Category C1 entitlement; be physically fit and able to work as an effective member of a team or on your own initiative.  In addition you must be able to deal with customers and the public in a respectful and appropriate manner.

You will work 39.5 hours per week starting at 7.15am each day to carry out vehicle checks. You should have a flexible attitude as you may be required to work overtime at short notice, in order to complete scheduled work. Due to the demands made upon the Service you may also be required to work some weekends and Bank Holidays and participate in the out-of-hours emergency rota.

Temporary Assistant Gardeners

£7.8824 per hour

The Landscape Maintenance Section are looking for six additional staff to assist with the general maintenance and construction of parks and playing fields and other sites.

You will work in small teams maintaining Parks, Cemeteries, Playing Fields, Highway Verges, Picnic Sites and other horticultural facilities.

Applicants must have the physical ability to carry out the duties of this post (such as bending, lifting, carrying and walking etc).  They must be numerate, literate, have previous practical experience of horticulture or other related work, and hold a full current driving licence.

 To apply for these vacancies:

  • Download an application form and job description
  • Telephone 01282 878811 (24 hour answerphone) to request an application pack quoting the correct reference number
  • Email to request an application pack
  • For people with hearing difficulties who have access to a minicom, please dial 01282 878992 using the minicom machine.

Sorry, we do not accept CVs

Closing date for all applications is Friday 6 March 2015