LGV Driver – Refuse Collection Service

Job details
Job title: LGV Driver – Refuse Collection Service
Salary: £12.59 - £14.33 per hour
Location: Waterbeach
Contract type: Full time permanent
Hours: 37
Closing date: 9 December 2022


Full time permanent opportunities available.

In addition to the advertised payscales, as part of the pay award for 2022-2023, a non-consolidated payment was applied to scale points in Grades 1 -3, which applies to this role.

This payment equates to an annual payment of £500 – but is only paid pro-rated 1/12th to each month worked during this year (April 2022 to March 2023) and pro-rated to hours worked, if part time.

Following a successful probation period, you will receive a welcome bonus of £2,500.

At South Cambridgeshire District Council we are recruiting for Refuse Drivers to join our team to deliver high-quality and environmentally-sustainable services.

As an LGV driver, you will be responsible for your refuse collection crew and vehicle, this would require you to have a Full and Clean Driving Licence (Class 2) and a Driver CPC certificate.

The role will include undertaking daily vehicle checks, safely driving a predetermined route, supervising the crew and tipping off at the designated disposal point, as well as using our in-cab system (accessed via a tablet) to report issues. You will be expected to work as a loader on occasion to support the timely delivery of the service.

To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate a flexible, professional and friendly attitude, whilst ensuring work is completed safely, efficiently and in accordance with the relevant guidelines, to achieve customer satisfaction and the safety of the crew.

The working pattern is Monday to Friday with catch-up Saturdays following a Bank Holiday (approx. 8 Saturdays a year, paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate). Contracted hours are 37 hours per week, worked between 5:30am and 3pm (start and finish times are subject to change, depending on route allocation – operating on a task to finish basis).

As one of our employees you will be offered up to 30 days annual leave per year.

We guarantee early start, early finish and typically work from 6am to 2pm with optional overtime.

Other benefits include a work-life balance and no nights working away. All uniform is provided and CPC plus all licenses and medicals will be paid for. We also operate a modern fleet of vehicles.

We offer a career grade average pension scheme (LGPS) Example: £2143.83 monthly earnings, you would contribute 6.8% = £145.78 and we will contribute 17% = £364.45 Total of £510.23 into your pension.

For an informal chat and more details about this opportunity, please contact Marco DeLuca on 07525 213803, or Marco.DeLuca@scambs.gov.uk

Closing date: 9am on Friday 9 December 2022

Applications will be reviewed as they are received by the recruitment team, and you will be considered for the position prior to the closing date stated above.