Temp Central Grounds Maintenance Operative – Waste Services

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Temp Central Grounds Maintenance Operative – Waste Services
Islington, London
Contract / Temporary

Islington RQ606695

Posted: 14th June 2022 16:04
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.42 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Islington, London,

    N7 8TP

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Central Grounds Maintenance Operative – Waste Services

Reference no:  Islington RQ606695

Enhanced DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role

The purpose of the role is to carry out general cleansing, waste management, grounds maintenance and park keeping duties as directed by supervisor.

Key responsibilities:

  • Give full cooperation in the implementation and operation of the latest information and communication technology which will be designed to enhance efficiency, safety and rapid communication.
  • Give total commitment to developing and maintaining an excellent health and safety culture within the organisation and a high level of awareness amongst all staff working together towards zero accidents and work related ill health.
  • Report any potential dangerous hazards or occurrences identified during the working day to line supervisor or driver.
  • Ensure high levels of service, staff will be required to work all Public Holidays excluding Christmas Day and there will need to be staff on standby to deal with emergencies. This will not prevent individual staff members from not working on any particular public holiday, provided adequate cover is available to meet the needs of the service on that day. To work agreed overtime after Public Holidays or other disruptions to the normal service as required.
  • Support ways of working to improve recycling, waste minimisation and maintenance of parks and open spaces including recording and reporting waste collection problems such as contamination or incorrectly stored waste through the established reporting system.
  • Record and report properties where there is a potential for waste reduction and increased recycling. Or reporting areas of grounds maintenance not meeting service standards.
  • Undertake safely the collection of all types of waste; cleansing of streets or parks and open spaces and work individually or as part of a team and ensure that segregated waste streams are not obviously contaminated with non-conforming material or waste.
  • Take care in undertaking duties not to cause damage to Council or third party vehicles, plant, equipment, property etc. and where damage is caused to report any incident to your driver or supervisor at the earliest opportunity.
  • Wear the correct uniform and personal protective equipment appropriate for the task while on duty and that it is in a clean and safe condition.
  • Work flexibly and undertake a range of Public Realm duties as required, including where directed work on Winter Service duties to an agreed winter maintenance plan if your particular service is suspended due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Work to an agreed winter service plan when you will be expected to work for reasonable periods of time in winter conditions. You will be provided with the appropriate warm PPE for working in cold weather conditions.


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



Willingness and Ability to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, in either cleansing, waste management, grounds maintenance. (NVQ Level 1 or similar).

Skills & Experience:

  1. At least 6 months experience as a loader, sweeper or grounds maintenance operative.
  2. To have the ability to carry out repeated moderate and heavy lifting and sweeping activities.
  3. To have the ability to provide verbal reports, and the ability to report in writing.
  4. Willingness and ability to use computer terminals (including hand held terminals) and mobile phones.
  5. To be able to work as part of a team or own initiative.
  6. To have the ability to adopt safe working practices, and to have a working knowledge of health and safety regulations. To be able to comply with safe practices in the provision of the service.


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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. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. 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.


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Temp Central Grounds Maintenance Operative – Waste Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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