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(Public Sector) Cleansing operative with driving duties

Job Description

Cleansing operative with driving duties (Public Sector)

Are you looking for a Cleaning operative with driving duties role? Interested in working for a Public Sector organisation?

VANRATH are assisting a major Public Sector organisation with the recruitment of a Cleansing operative with driving duties (Public Sector) in Lisburn. The role will initially run for around 3 months, with this highly likely to be extended, this proves to be a great opportunity.

Full-Time post working - 9am - 5.30pm - 37 hours per week (including 1 hour lunch)


£10.41 per hour + Fantastic Public Sector Benefits


  • Undertake any training identified as necessary to meet the requirements of the post including first aid training if required. Job holders are reasonably expected to attend briefings/meetings relevant to their role and work practices as an inherent part of their core responsibility.
  • Carry out a range of driving duties appropriate to the license held, to include refuse collection vehicles, street cleansing vehicles and general commercial vehicles as required. Required to carry out general duties within the general cleansing service and refuse collection service to meet the service needs as required plus any other related duties as directed by the Cleansing Supervisor.
  • When undertaking driving duties be responsible for vehicles and passengers in accordance with the Council's Driver's Handbook and be responsible for completion of all relevant checks and paperwork. Responsible for the supervision of up to five cleansing operatives on a daily basis to ensure the completion of daily tasks/works as directed.
  • Be the first point of contact for the crew, liaising with supervisors and relaying instructions to other members of the crew, as directed.
  • Carry out a full range of duties within the general cleansing service to include litter picking, manual sweeping and collection, removal and disposal of litter/dirt/leaves etc. from public places such as roads, pavements and open spaces.
  • Carry out a full range of duties within the general refuse collection service to include collection / removal of household and commercial waste, bulky amenity collections, removal of illegal / indiscriminate dumping waste and collection / disposal of dead and fallen animals. Ensure all duties/day's tasks are carried out according to schedules and at appropriate times.
  • Assist with completing all necessary paperwork in the correct form
  • Comply with all Council policies and statutory regulations including all requirements under Health, Safety and Welfare at work legislation and all current road traffic regulations (this will include use of personal protection equipment, clothing and company mobile phones).
  • Provide a high level of Customer care at all times and provide customers with relevant information as required.

The services falling within the responsibility of this post are as follows:

  • Refuse
  • Street Cleansing

The Ideal Person

It is essential that applicants have a minimum of:

  • 2 years' experience of driving a large vehicle e.g.3.5 - 26 tonnes.
  • Previous employment experience of keeping official records
  • Previous employment experience in Waste Collection/ Street Cleansing or a relevant related field.
  • 1 year team leader experience in a similar role
  • Hold a full current driving C license (up to 26 tonnes)
  • Hold a Driver CPC.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Chris Haddock in the strictest confidence.