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Vacancy Details

HGV Driver

Lancaster City Council
£28,770 – £33,945 per annum
White Lund Depot
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/02/2024 at 23:55
Lancaster City Council

The Role

We are seeking to recruit a reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated person to assist in the safe delivery of the high-profile services of Waste Collection.

A full current UK driving licence is essential, as the post holder will be required to:

  • Safely drive HGV’s and other Council vehicles. It is essential you hold an HGV Driving Licence Class C and have the skills required to manoeuvre large vehicles in restricted and difficult areas. Experience of rear steer vehicles would be advantageous.
  • Deliver the frontline service of waste and recycling collections.
  • Supervise a team of refuse collectors in the practical collection of waste and recyclables.

A current CPC card and the ability to undertake heavy manual work is essential. Previous experience in similar work is desirable.

This is a responsible post and it is essential that you have an appreciation of the contribution that good waste management practices can have to improving the environment and the image of the Council. You must possess good communication skills, be able to supervise and motivate a small team. You must have the ability to undertake a range of duties and to learn quickly, as well as undertaking tasks with a minimum of supervision. You will be required to work both as part of a team and independently.

Communicating clearly and courteously both to your work colleagues and members of the public is paramount as is your ability to work to written instructions. You will have knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and transport regulations.

You must be flexible, as early morning, evening and weekend work are required. You will be required to work in adverse weather conditions and to handle waste. Full training will be given to the successful candidate. The hours of work for this position are 37 per week, working 4 days, 7:00 am to 4:45 pm. On occasion you may be required to work from 6:00 am and may also be required to work until 6:00 pm.

This permanent post is based at White Lund Depot, Westgate, Morecambe.

The successful candidate must be able to work extra “catch-up” days to compensate for every bank and public holiday as dictated by the Operations Manager. Such days will either be the Saturday immediately before the bank holiday or the Saturday after, although in some circumstances you may be required to work the bank holiday.

About You

You will identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.

Our Benefits

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.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed

Contact our Recruitment Team

Telephone: 01524 582000


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