Refuse Loader/Driver - Temporary - Working for Essex
Salary: From £11.86 to £15.47 per hour
Closing date: 02 Mar 2024
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 13486
Role: Highways and Waste
About the role

Refuse Loader/Driver - Temporary


From £11.86 to £15.47 per hour

Location: Countywide

Are you ready to make a tangible difference in your community while enjoying an active job? Be part of our dynamic refuse loading and driving team. Together, let's build a cleaner and greener future!

Essex County Council are proud to be working in partnership with a number of local authorities to support with recruitment for refuse collections.

Be a Local Hero: As a refuse loader/driver, you will be on the front lines of maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of our county. Your hard work will directly impact the lives of our residents, making you a true local hero.

Stay Fit While You Work: Say goodbye to monotonous desk jobs! This role keeps you on your feet and moving, providing a great workout as you load vehicles. It's a chance to stay fit and active while earning.

Contribute to Sustainability: Join the sustainability movement by participating in responsible waste disposal and recycling efforts. Your work directly contributes to reducing the environmental impact of waste.

What You'll Do:

  • Load and unload waste containers onto collection vehicles.
  • Driving the waste vehicle or assist the driver in navigating routes and ensuring safe operations.
  • Lift and carry various types of waste materials, adhering to safety guidelines.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on equipment and report any issues.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, representing our commitment to the community .

What to do next:

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Essex County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interview all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. Please speak to our Recruiters if you require any reasonable adjustments during the process.

We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.