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Street Cleansing Operative - Mobile

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/06/2019 23:59
£18,795 - £19,171
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Cleaning/Caretaking/Street Cleansing
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Broad Lane, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS377PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Street Cleansing Operative – Mobile

We are currently recruiting for two Street Cleansing Operatives, who form part of a vital front line team carrying out street cleansing duties.

The team carries out hand sweeping, mechanical pedestrian street sweeping, clearing detritus, litter picking, litter bin emptying, dog waste bin emptying, clearing autumn leaf fall, collections of fly tips, removing bulky waste from households and cleaning public conveniences throughout South Gloucestershire meeting the required standards of service, using the appropriate tools, plant, equipment and vehicles.

Main Duties:
• Working on a predefined routes within urban high density areas, providing clean environments for our communities, using specialist pedestrian mechanical sweepers to provide routine deep cleansing to priority areas.
• Working to a route carry out litter picking, sweep and emptying various types of waste bins including onward transport and dispose of all waste arising from your work in accordance with agreed standards and timescales
• Working within strict guidelines to comply with all appropriate legislation and instructions relating to waste disposal in force at that time.
• To remove and dispose of all other waste and other items including snow and ice as directed by the supervising officer.
• To undertake the collection of illegally tipped waste on highways and open spaces and to collect other items as required, making decisions on the best methods of collection and disposal.
• To assist in the removal of graffiti and fly posters.
• To assist in undertaking of the application of pesticides and the clearance of detritus in highway environments and carry out other associated duties to control weed growth and detritus in designated areas.
• Depending on duties, weekend work may be involved, for which the appropriate enhancement will be paid.

Working Environment:
• Working outside all day in all weathers.
• Working on grass verges, footpaths, cycleway, roadways, commercial buildings, council offices, council facilities and all other outdoor environments as maintained by the council.
• Working in public environments near to traffic, pedestrians and other highway users.
• Working in unpleasant environments such as public conveniences.
• Picking up potentially unpleasant and/or hazardous waste including dead animals and animal excrement.
• Contact with petrol, diesel oils, lubricating oils, herbicides and pesticides, vehicle fumes, and other substances that might reasonable be found in the waste sector.

Physical Effort and/or Strain:
• Extensive walking so physical fitness is essential.
• The job will involve standing, bending and twisting.
• Lifting of bulky heavy items for special collection and collection of fly tips
• Frequent repetitive manual handling tasks such as litter bin empting.

Essential criteria:
• You will require a full driving licence to at least category B for manual transmission vehicles you will need to be competent to drive vehicles up to maximum 3500kg MAM.
• You will need to be physically fit and able to work outdoors in weather through the year.
• You will need to be self-motivated and able to work to prescribed timescales and work with little supervision and to use own initiative.
• You will be willing to undertake job specific training for specialist works within the teams.
• You will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and be able to comply with any departmental safety standards.
• You will be able to read and follow written works instructions, read maps and complete paper records.
• Ability to deal with both members of the public and colleagues in a courteous and helpful manner.
• Ideally, previous experience of using walk behind pedestrian street sweepers.

Desirable Criteria:
• NVQ 2 or relevant experience in a similar cyclical cleansing/waste environment.
• Previous experience of using walk behind pedestrian street sweepers
• Certified to PA1 & 6 in the use of pesticides & herbicides.
• Show a basic understanding of IT and its use in a mobile environment.

For an informal discussion please contact Gary Meddick (Streetcare Operations Manager) Tel: 01454 863696
Closing Date: 25th June 2019

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.
Our Values
Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.
Safer Recruitment
South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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