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Refuse & Recycling HGV Driver/Loader

East Staffordshire Borough Council
Burton upon Trent
£23,893 - £25,979 plus market forces allowance
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Refuse & Recycling HGV Driver/Loader

About us              

HGV Drivers (Class C Licence) – Refuse & Recycling Driver/Loader

Are you looking for a new role or a new challenge or just a change from a normal driving job? If so, we offer an excellent benefits package, with social working hours; early daily finishes, no overnight trips and work in the local area with no long distance journeys.


In recent years, East Staffordshire has experienced significant housing growth and the waste management team currently collects refuse and recycling from over 55,000 properties each week. In order to support this growth, the team is increasing in size and currently has vacancies for two new Refuse & Recycling Driver/Loaders. These will complement our existing team and help maintain our high service standards.

The role               

The role involves the driving of allocated waste collection vehicles, including 26-tonne refuse vehicles.

You will drive and be responsible for your allocated vehicle, including its security, and you will control and supervise the staff that are with you. Prior to leaving the depot, you will be responsible for checking that the vehicle is roadworthy by undertaking a Daily Vehicle Maintenance Check and for reporting any defects to the Supervisor in accordance with Council procedure. The use of an in-cab device to check workflow demands is also required..

Key requirements             

You should hold a HGV Class C Licence and have previous HGV driving experience with a sound understanding of the health and safety implications of driving large vehicles. You will also have excellent customer care and communication skills and ideally previous experience of working with in the waste industry but, if not, full training will be provided.

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What we offer you

• An enhanced salary package

• Enhanced pay rates for working on the occasional weekend and Bank holidays

• Generous annual leave entitlement – 34 days including concessionary and Bank holidays

• Membership of the Local Government Pension scheme – an excellent employer contribution

• 37 hour working week with regularised hours working directly for the Council

• Excellent learning and development opportunities

• Occupational health support and an employee support programme


The Council is actively building diverse teams and welcomes applications from everyone, including people of different age, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. ESBC is a Disability Confident Employer.

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East Staffordshire Borough Council aims to recruit and retain the most talented people to enable us to deliver high quality services for our residents.  A career with East Staffordshire Borough Council offers rewarding and challenging opportunities in a wide range of roles, and the chance to make a difference to the lives of local people.  As an employee of East Staffordshire Borough Council you will have access to a range of benefits including flexible working, opportunities to learn and develop new skills and leisure activity discounts.  Further information regarding the numerous benefits and rewards associated with working for us can be found on this page Benefits and Rewards

About East Staffordshire

East Staffordshire is a great mix of town and country.  The capital of the National Forest, the St George’s Park FA Centre and a rich brewing heritage can all be found in the borough, as can beautiful countryside and interesting villages.  The Council offices and Town Hall are based in Burton upon Trent.

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Equality & Diversity

The Council is actively building diverse teams and welcomes applications from everyone, including people of different age, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. 

We are a Disability Confident Employer, and further details of our commitment to Equality and Diversity can be found on this page Equality and Diversity

   East Staffs

Learning and Development

We are committed to developing the skills and knowledge of our workforce to meet the current and future needs of the organisation. Further details of learning and development opportunities can be found on this page Learning and Development

How To Apply

Details of how to complete an application, can be found on this page How to apply

Company info
01283 508708
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Town Hall
King Edward Place
Burton upon Trent
DE14 2EB

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