Waste HGV Drivers Class 2

2 days left

£22183 - £27741
08 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Domestic waste is a busy operational department that provides essential services to the residents of Coventry.  We conduct over 210,000 collections a week on an alternate weekly collection system.  In order to do this, we have over thirty crews who between them conduct domestic waste, recycling and garden waste collections each week tipping at various locations. Drivers are allocated loaders who are trained in use of the waste containers and how to ensure they maintain a safe working environment.  Our drivers play a crucial role that utilises not only their driving skills, navigating busy residential areas, the city centre and major routes in and out of Coventry itself, but being one of the safety measures for ensuring our loaders safety.  

A key factor for us, is that whilst being essential we still offer a customer focused service. Care and awareness of how our collections impact our residents, minimising disruption and keeping a professional caring attitude is a must.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 


Our Values are:

What is the job role?

We are looking for HGV Drivers for a number of permanent contracts we have available across our service areas. 

Positions will provide services within Domestic Waste, Commercial Waste including Nuneaton and Bedworth Domestic Recycling Collections team. Collections operate throughout Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth and the surrounding sub region.


Under the general direction of the Supervising Team Leaders, you will deliver a high quality safe, responsive and customer focused waste service.  Working as part of a team, undertake duties connected with the removal of both household and commercial refuse and recycling from a variety of locations and involving a full range of refuse containers, e.g. household bins and caddies, plastic sacks as well as large 4 wheeled bins.

Training and opportunities will be available on FEL & RoRo’s in addition. 

Who are we looking for?

In order to successfully carry out these roles, you must:

- hold a current HGV licence and CPC

- be physically fit

- be able to communicate in professional manner with colleagues and members of the public

- be customer focused and have a can-do attitude

- have an understanding of refuse or recycling collection methods/techniques, is essential 

You will be responsible for relevant paperwork and record keeping, including use of mobile technology and ensuring daily targets are completed.


We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals who are looking to make a difference; you will have a good level of interpersonal skills, flexible and adaptable and able to use initiative.

Reliability and commitment are key if you want to join our workforce where you will be able to enjoy the benefits our service is able to provide.


In return, we can offer you a 37 hours per week contract.   Additional payments will be made for driver duties.


Core operation hours and shift patterns are as follows:

  • Domestic - Shifts operate between 6.30am and 4.45pm Tuesday to Friday.
  • NBBC – Shifts operates between 6.00am to 2:45pm Monday to Friday 
  • Commercial – Shifts operate between 5.30am and 10:00pm Monday – Friday and 5.00am and 7:00pm at weekends.

Flexibility will be required to work across all shifts stated.  Shift times reflect time allocated for vehicle inspections.


Interviews to be conducted week commencing 1 November 2021.

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

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