Refuse Loader – Waste Services

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Refuse Loader – Waste Services
CHOPPINGTON, Northumberland
Contract / Temporary

Northumberland 6155314599533

Posted: 18th September 2023 08:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.79 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • CHOPPINGTON, Northumberland,

    NE62 5TR

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Temporary Refuse Loader – Waste Services

Reference no: Northumberland 6155314599533

Pay rate: £10.79 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

City:  CHOPPINGTON, Northumberland

A Refuse and Recycling Loader is required to collect refuse and recycling waste from across the Borough.

Key responsibilities:

  • Travel with the refuse collection vehicle to and from collection area or refuse disposal point as scheduled.
  • Collect and load all manageable household, industrial and commercial waste.
  • Place bins to be emptied at the kerbside making sure no vehicular access is blocked and minimum obstructions to pedestrians, householders or vehicles and then return, ensuring no access is blocked.
  • Assist other loaders with heavy bins and loads.
  • Undertake a visual inspection of and where necessary reject contaminated bins for the recycling, glass, textile, garden or residual waste streams in line with Council policies.
  • Operate powered bin lifting mechanisms in a safe and correct manner in accordance with guidelines and Health and Safety procedures.
  • Collect any refuse spillage that occurs from either bins or vehicles to prevent road hazards.
  • Communicate with the public in a polite and courteous manner and provide necessary information about the refuse and recycling collection service.
  • Act as banksmen assisting the driver, watching out for any dangers which could develop for other road users, parked cars, children and pedestrians. Advise team leader of any missing or defective bins, contamination, overfilled, heavy, difficulties of access or other problems.
  • Ensure compliance with Council policies and Health and Safety procedures when loading and emptying bins, travelling on vehicle and whilst on site.


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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.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in relation to Manual Handling.
  • Experience of using refuse trucks' lifting/emptying machinery desirable.
  • Must be physically fit and able to work outside in all weathers.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain work written records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with service users.



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Job Ref: Northumberland 6155314599533
Refuse Loader – Waste Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Refuse Loader – Waste Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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