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Forrest Street Depot Forrest Street Blantyre, G72 0JP
£13.59 - £13.76 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
41.89 hours per week

Job Description

Waste Services Operative - LGV Driver

Location: Forrest St Depot, Blantyre

Hours: 41.89 per week 

A positions have arisen for Waste Services Operative (LGV Driver) within Waste Services.

You will provide a quality front line Refuse Collection Service within the local community.

You will have the ability to undertake a range of skilled refuse collection and recycling duties ensuring compliance with the Environmental Protection Act, Council Policies and Health and safety Legislation.

You will be required to hold a current HGV licence and CPC card (Certificate of Professional Competence).

Previous experience of working in refuse collection, recycling and knowledge of health and safety requirements within cleansing would be advantageous.



Please Apply online

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.


- To undertake driving duties for refuse collection vehicles, carrying out vehicle checks and appropriate routine maintenance, reporting defects/repairs as necessary.

- Responsible for cascade training relating to vehicles and specialised equipment.

- Responsible for the supervision of refuse team, including work allocation and planning the daily route according to requests for service.

- To ensure that the operating efficiency of the vehicle and crew utilisation is maximised.

- Responsible for completion of all records and paperwork as required in terms of worksheets, vehicle checks, tachograph records etc.

- Responsible for undertaking risk assessments and ensuring compliance with appropriate Safe Systems of Work.

- To act as the initial point of contact for complaints and provide information to members of the public regarding the recycling schemes in operation and advise customers of the full range of services provided by Land Services.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working including consideration of a condensed working weeks e.g 4 day working week, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Armed Forces Covenant Silver.png
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged