Street Cleansing Operative x2

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Street Cleansing Operative x2
Contract / Temporary

N Yorkshire RQ826795

Posted: 1st March 2023 14:33
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.60 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Street Cleansing Operative x2 

Reference no: N Yorkshire RQ826795   

Pay rate £10.60 per hour PAYE  

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months 

Working within the Environmental Cleansing Service (Street Cleansing), the postholder will be required to provide, in a safe and effective manner, a quality and efficient street cleansing service, in all weather conditions.   

Key responsibilities: 


  • Undertake, either individually or as a member of a mechanised cleansing team, duties concerned with the sweeping, collection and removal of litter, dirt, dead animals, leaves and weeds, etc, from public spaces (including roads, pavements and shopping precincts).  These duties will require the use and operation of the usual range of associated tools and equipment (e.g. Sharp Kits) and regular inspection and emptying of litter bins.  Work unsocial hours as required. 
  • The postholder may from time to time be given the opportunity to carry out refuse collection duties.  Such duties may specifically include: Undertaking, either individually or as a member of a team, duties connected with the removal of household, industrial and commercial and recyclable refuse from a variety of locations, eg, houses, shops, schools. This could involve the full use of refuse containers, eg, plastic sacks, wheelie bins, and paladin bins. 
  • The postholder may from time to time be given the opportunity to carry out driving duties in connection with Environmental Cleansing.  The postholder must have received assessment to drive specialist vehicles and to undertake team leader and relevant reporting/completion of daily returns. 
  • A local agreement has been negotiated whereby cleansing operatives may be given the opportunity to drive the Council’s Street Sweeping vehicles.  Following suitable training, the driver rate will only be paid where an operative has been allocated to driving duties. 
  • Assist driver where requested, to manoeuvre vehicle as assigned, following training. In the absence of the regular driver, or service reserve driver, to ensure that all relevant areas are swept in accordance with Route Schedules and to ensure that any casual staff assigned undertake tasks in accordance with Council procedures and policies. 
  • Operate associated apparatus connected with the vehicle as allocated, in a safe manner. 
  • Responsible for the use of Radio Telecommunications equipment assigned to the vehicle, in accordance with Road Traffic Legislation. 
  • Report, as appropriate, any public safety issues as arise from Council responsibility and any issues as could detrimentally affect the appearance of the Environment 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  • At least 1 year’s relevant experience e.g. labouring, cleaning and maintenance, waste removal, working with hydraulic equipment 
  • At least 6 months’ experience dealing with the public in a face-to-face customer focused service 
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work as part of a team 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

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: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: N Yorkshire RQ826795
Street Cleansing Operative x2
Client Category: Local Authority

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Street Cleansing Operative x2
Client Category: Local Authority

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