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Refuse & Recycling Driver Loader

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£21,920 - £23,953
Eastfield House
Closing date:
01 November 2021 at midday
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

Eastfield House Huntingdon. Monday to Friday, circa 6am to 2pm daily

We are seeking a refuse & recycling driver and loader to drive collection vehicles and carry out loader duties when required.

When working as a Refuse / Recycling Driver you will lead the daily delivery of a collection round including driving a collection vehicle, (carrying out daily maintenance checks and being the responsible person for the vehicle); direction of the team working on the collection round; resolving issues and problems to ensure service delivery on the round; and reporting relevant issues to the relevant Waste Manager. You will be responsible for the usage of the in-cab data system recording events/issues and ensuring the allocated round is completed.

When acting as a Refuse / Recycling loader, you will work to load waste onto the collection vehicle in accordance with safe working practices you will collect all forms of household waste, work as part of a crew and be polite, helpful and comfortable working outside in all weathers and able to lift heavy loads as part of your daily duties.

We are seeking someone who can make decisions on what waste can and cannot be removed, undertake risk assessments when working with the driver, be aware of health and safety in relation to manual handling and have good communication skills, both with your crew and the general public.

You will need to be able to follow instructions, always conduct yourself in a professional manner and work in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines. We will provide all PPE required.

If you are interested in working for Huntingdonshire District Council and helping us to keep our neighbourhood clean and tidy, are reliable and punctual and not afraid of hard work please apply via our application form below.

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner

Closing date for completed applications is 1st November 2021 and interviews will be held later that week.
Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time basis. We are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment.

We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities.


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