We are seeking to recruit two Refuse Collectors for our Waste and Recycling Team. We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to assist in the delivery of waste collection within a very high-profile service.
The work can be varied and interesting and it is essential that you can appreciate the important contribution these services have in improving our local environment and the image of the area. You must possess good communication skills, the ability to undertake a range of duties and be a quick learner undertaking tasks with a minimum of supervision. You will be required to work both as part of a team and on your own. You will work in adverse weather conditions and you will handle waste.
Although not essential it would be an added advantage if you hold a current driving licence. Full training will be given to the successful candidate. You must be physically fit and able to undertake a range of duties and heavy manual work, including the collection of refuse and recycling. A willingness to train and use a wide variety of vehicles and equipment is essential.
These posts are permanent. The posts are 37 hours per week, based at White Lund Depot, Morecambe and you will be required to cover shifts from 7.00 am to 4.45 pm any days from Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays. You must be flexible, as early morning, evening and weekend work is required. On occasion you may be required to work from 6.00 am and may also be required to work until 6.00 pm. The successful candidate will be required to work an extra “catch-up” day to compensate for some Bank Holidays as directed by the Operations Manager. Such days will normally be either the Saturday immediately before the Bank Holiday or the Saturday immediately after the Bank Holiday, although in most circumstances you will be required to work the Bank Holiday.
You will identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.
Lancaster is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.
Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.
We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.
At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve, and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.
We are a disability confident committed employer.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.