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Vacancy details

Refuse Collector

Lancaster City Council
£18,933 - £20,092 per annum
White Lund Depot
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/02/2021 at 17:00 PM
Lancaster City Council

We are seeking to recruit a full time employee to our Waste and Recycling Team. We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual 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, have 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 with a 7.5 tonne entitlement. Full training will be given to the successful candidates. 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. 

This post is permanent. The hours of this post are 37 hours per week, working 4 out of 7 days, 7.00 am to 4.45 pm. You must be flexible, as early morning, evening and weekend work are 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 extra “catch-up” days to compensate for every bank holiday 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 some circumstances you may be required to work the bank holiday.   

You will be based at White Lund Depot, Morecambe.

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 carbon emissions. 

We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. 

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

Interview date: Thursday, 04 March 2021

Further information on this vacancy

Contact our Recruitment Team

Telephone: 01524 582000


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