Refuse Collector x2

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Refuse Collector x2
Contract / Temporary

Kirklees 0008 DFED / 1

Posted: 14th May 2024 16:34
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    38 Monday – Thursday, 07:00 - 17:00

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


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Temporary Refuse Collector x2

Reference no: Kirklees 0008 DFED / 1

Pay Rate: £12.18 per hour PAYE

 38 Monday – Thursday, 07:00 - 17:00

This opening assignment is for 2 months


Work on the back of a Refuse Collection Vehicle collecting refuse by presenting wheeled bins at the back of the vehicle and to also collect bags of refuse. Your main responsibility will be to work as part of a team collecting waste from households and businesses. Work safely, ensuring you use equipment appropriately and follow procedures for the collection, loading, lifting and handling, disposal of waste in compliance with service standards.

Collect a range of materials including refuse, recycling, clinical bagged waste, bulky items, other waste or assist with skip collections. Reports waste concerns, including non-presented bins and overflowing bins as required. You will assist in recording information using technologies such as in-cab.

Ensure a positive image is maintained by you in your interactions with members of the public and stakeholders. Works collaboratively with individuals and teams to support service delivery. Assists in the provision of information to the public on refuse collection arrangements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collect refuse from bins or bags presented at designated collection points or from households that require assisted support. Return bins without causing obstruction in line with expectations.
  • Collect garden, other bagged waste, bulky items; assist with skip collections and provision of liners as required.
  • Safely operating lifting equipment and undertake work in line with risk assessments and operator’s guidance.
  • Comply with procedures and service expectations.
  • Assist in stickering and provision of information to the public on refuse collection arrangements.
  • Complete timesheets, accident books or other records in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance and assist with the training of less experienced staff on operational matters.
  • Communicate appropriately with customers, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Undertaking other cleaning duties, support waste sort arrangements and delivery of new bins as required.
  • Commitment to a work pattern which reflects service delivery needs.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

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  • Knowledge of health and safety and types of practices which need to be put in place to do work safely.


  • Experience of carrying out physical demanding work

Skills & Abilities:  

  • Has the ability to deal with conflict situations appropriately.
  • Ability to communicate with customers and colleagues on work delivery matters.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Prepared to undertake work patterns which require flexibility and to work on some bank holidays.  
  • Accepts medical screening and any other screening appropriate to occupational risk will be required to ensure you are able to carry out physically demanding work including bending, lifting and walking for considerable periods.


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Job Ref: Kirklees 0008 DFED / 1
Refuse Collector x2
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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