Refuse Driver Loader - Berwick.

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/04/2021 23:59
£20,092 - £21,748
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Berwick Upon Tweed
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Apr
Further Information

We are looking for a permanent, full time Refuse Driver Loader to join our team at Berwick.

You will have overall responsibility for the careful use and maintenance of the vehicle and allocated tools and equipment.

Key Duties and responsibilities: Individually or as part of a team and under the general direction of senior colleagues:

1. To drive a HG Refuse Vehicle, load refuse and be responsible for a small team of refuse loaders providing overall guidance and motivating staff to achieve service objectives and quality standards.
2. Oversee the provision of efficient and effective refuse collection & recycling services in an allocated area to remove household, industrial and commercial waste in accordance with predetermined schedules and Council policy.
3. Undertake the collection of clinical waste, emptying dog waste bins and litter bins using an appropriate vehicle and removal of dead animals from the Highway.
4. Drive and operate a range of specialist vehicles to provide efficient and effective logistical support.
5. Complete, or ensure the completion of, all necessary paperwork to accurately record the resources used and progress of work in accordance with corporate procedures.
6. Record evidence of non-compliance with legal requirements and submission of paperwork to supervisory staff to facilitate investigations.
7. Ensure the safety of other employees and the public in relation to the work undertaken including the safe use of all plant, equipment and tools.
8. Liaise with service users and members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner and provide advice and information on waste services if requested to do so.
9. Ensure the team completes work within the time, quality and specified service standards.
10. Ensure that work is performed in a safe and responsible manner in compliance with the relevant risk assessment.
11. Work collaboratively with team colleagues to ensure that work plans are achieved and quality standards are maintained.
12. Be the principal point of contact within the Team to respond to and deal with simple problems, queries or complaints from service users referring more complex issues to the immediate supervisor.
13. Carry out routine vehicle driver and equipment operator checks, vehicle washing and routine maintenance in accordance with established procedures.
14. Actively participate in service improvement and development projects, where required to do so.
15. Staff will be expected to work across the other frontline Local Services such as Highways and Neighbourhood Services to provide cover to cope with peak service demands, for sickness, holidays, events and to respond to extreme weather conditions and emergencies.

We are offering:

-A salary range of £20,092 - £21,748 (Band 4)
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

For a copy of the job description please see supporting documents

Closing date for applications is Midnight on 28th April 2021

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07790557335 or jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk