Refuse Collector (2 Posts)

£18,562 per annum + contractual overtime
Haltemprice and Hunsley
Employment type
Full Time
Closing date
Job closes on 6 December
Job reference
Job reference: STRE000418
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The job itself

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full time

Days of work: Any 5 from 7

Hours per week: 37 hours per week + 2 hours contractual overtime

Place of Work: Willerby Depot

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Environmental Services, Refuse Team, for a Refuse Collector.

You will work within a team of refuse collection operatives, assisting in the safe operation of a refuse vehicle and providing a high standard refuse collection service to the residents of the East Riding.

The job role will involve collecting household, industrial and commercial waste from a variety of locations, e.g. domestic and commercial properties, schools etc. Transporting wheeled bins, plastic sacks or bulk containers to the refuse collection vehicle from the premise curtilage or from the back door for pre-designated properties. Then completely emptying the contents into the vehicle without causing any avoidable damage, noise or spillage. Leaving the street clear of household rubbish. Replace the bins at the property/collection point, ensuring the bin does not obstruct footpaths or entrances

The job is physically demanding, i.e. walking for a minimum of 5 hours a day and dexterity to move loaded wheeled bins. It also involves working outdoors in all weathers and starting work early in the morning. Initiative, good customer care and communication skills are essential for this post.

The successful applicant will be flexible to work overtime or weekends to catch up the refuse/recycling service after a bank holiday, due to vehicle breakdown / inclement weather or other operation pressures. On occasions, when the service dictates, you will also be required to work on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank/Public Holidays, for which the appropriate enhancement will be paid. There is a requirement to work between Christmas and the New Year.

The role is based at the Willerby depot, but good local knowledge of other areas within the East Riding would be useful.


Closing date: 6 December 2020

Interview date: To be arranged

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