- Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF
- £20,872 - £23,143 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
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Refuse Collection Driver, Perth PKC07743
£20,872 - £23,143
Friarton Depot, Friarton Road, Perth, PH2 8DF
Do you have a Category C driving licence, valid CPC Card and Digi Card? If the answer is yes, this could be the job for you. Perth & Kinross Council aims to work with the residents of the Perth & Kinross area to reduce the volume of waste going to landfill and offer recycling opportunities wherever possible. As a Refuse Collection Driver you will provide an invaluable service to the residents of the area, ensuring that household waste is collected on a regular basis and taken to the appropriate locations. Your role will be to drive/operate any waste ejections/containment vehicles, up to 32 tonnes in weight. You will collect and deliver various types of waste and recycling materials associated with the kerb side collection schemes, recycling centres and recycling points. Compliance with Housing & Environment safe system of work for Waste Disposal and Refuse Collection is essential (copies available on request). In order to comply with Road Transport Regulations and to provide a continuous service over 7 days, shift patterns are in place. This Post is 36 hours per week, Friday to Monday. There is a requirement for you to work overtime. You will also be included in the standby rota and will be available to work additional hours, outside normal working hours. Some works are planned in advance but some may be unforeseen, in which case short term availability may be required at short notice. This is an opportunity for you to provide a vital service to the community by ensuring that all waste is uplifted making the Perth & Kinross area an attractive place to live and visit. You will have the opportunity to participate in on the job training and your continuous development will be encouraged and supported throughout your career with Perth & Kinross Council. As an employee of Perth & Kinross Council you will have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits such as receiving a generous annual leave entitlement, automatic membership of our pension scheme (unless you choose to opt out) and many more.
To be successful, you must have a Category C driving licence. You will be aware of Road Transport Regulations, you will be able to carry out the physical demands of the job, and as a representative of the Council, you will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of the public as well as colleagues. You will bring a positive energy; have the ability to work well as part of a team. You will be aware of Health & Safety legislation. You will have effective visual skills with the ability to ensure the safety of other road users and pedestrians. You will have the ability to carry out vehicle inspections, ensuring that your vehicle is safe to drive and meets all legal requirements. You will have the ability to operate a tachograph and to navigate in and around the Perth & Kinross area.
For further information about this position, please contact Glen Campbell, Waste Supervisor on 01738 477116.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
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