Waste Operative

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Waste Operative
Contract / Temporary

N Yorkshire RQ786590

Posted: 18th January 2023 16:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.59 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    45 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Waste Operative   

Reference no: N Yorkshire RQ786590   

Pay rate £11.59 per hour PAYE   

To deliver efficient, effective and customer focussed Waste Management Services across the District, working as part of a team undertaking the regular collections and disposal of domestic refuse/household and recycling including organic waste collections 

Key responsibilities: 


  • As a member of a team, undertake duties associated with the collection, loading, transportation & disposal of household, recycling, garden and commercial waste.  
  • Providing professional support to the delivery of the Streetscene service across the district through driving and operating vehicles with a range up to 32 tonnes which cover the collection of Trade Waste, Domestic, Recycling and Garden Waste.  
  • Adopting a flexible approach to work, to enable attendance at times which correspond with the demands of the service.  
  • Acting in a professional manner and respond to issues raised by householders concerning the waste collection service.  
  • Assisting other crews in collection, loading, transportation and disposal duties 
  • As a waste management operative you will be required to have a good local knowledge and be required to learn rounds. 
  • Exception reporting, as a waste management operative you will be required to report on any collection issues this is done through our incab hardware installed in each waggon.  
  • Ensuring that duties are carried out with full regard to the Council’s policies, including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Information Governance. 
  • The Council takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and to protect adults at risk.  There is an expectation that all staff will positively demonstrate their awareness and support to this commitment 

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

  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements 
  • Good understanding of the Streetscene operations 
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety 
  • Good organisational skills 
  • Able to demonstrate professional and customer-focussed service at all times 
  • Able to interpret and work within defined processes and procedures 
  • Able to demonstrate local knowledge of the area 

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 RQ786590
Waste Operative
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Waste Operative
Client Category: Local Authority

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