Warden Default Operative (Waste Removal)

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Warden Default Operative (Waste Removal)
Contract / Temporary

Durham 1004484515018394

Posted: 11th July 2024 14:11
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.78 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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Temporary Warden Default Operative (Waste Removal)

Reference no: Durham 1004484515018394

Pay Rate: £11.78 per hour PAYE

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

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


Working as part of a team with responsibility for the cleansing of public and private areas (Default work) 

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out the instructions of the Team Leaders/South/East Coordinator in a safe, competent, and proper manner.
  • Responsible for the removal and disposal of accumulated waste within yards and gardens, also on private/unadopted and public land, including incidents of dog fouling, waste will include but is not limited to unauthorised fly tipping, soil, leaves and weeds, green waste, white goods, household waste, putrescent and clinical waste, rubble, litter, and graffiti to maintain clean public spaces within given locations across the district.
  • Board up/secure properties from a ground level if needed/required
  • Support the Neighbourhood Warden section/service with default/cleansing procedures.
  • Clear property and land externally when required.
  • Responsible for removing waste from yards and gardens, also may need to clear from sheds and outhouses under our default procedure.
  • Assess and price/estimate costs of clearance of yards, gardens, and private land.
  • Ensure compliance with the Council’s practices and procedures in particular the Safe Working procedures for the disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Provide advice and assistance to residents where appropriate.
  • Remove and dispose of hypodermic needles and associated paraphernalia as requested

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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

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:

**Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.


  • Category C1 licence required (covers up to 7.5 tonnes) 


  • Experience of the front-line services covered by this post or similar areas.
  • Experience of working with the public
  • Experience of working in an operational related area.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to recognise vulnerable members of the community during the course of your duties and report/ refer concerns to supervision.
  • Need to work alongside the Neighbourhood Warden team and internal partners agencies, such as Clean and Green, Refuse and recycling. Physically fit due to manual handling sometimes heavy/awkward items.
  • The ability to assess/estimate the amount and weights of material plus costs for removal and disposal
  • The ability to use email and basic IT systems
  • Investigating fly tipped waste by physically sifting through waste


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Job Ref: Durham 1004484515018394
Warden Default Operative (Waste Removal)
Client Category: Local Authority

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Warden Default Operative (Waste Removal)
Client Category: Local Authority

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