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Street Cleansing Operative Level 2

Employer
City of Wolverhampton Council
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£24,294 - £25,979 (Pro-Rata)
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
Reference
WLV/TP/610/440

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Environment / Conservation
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

Street Cleansing Operative - Level 2

Salary - £24,294  - £25,979 (Pro-Rata) (Grade 4)

Hours - 14.8

Contract type - part time, permanent


Are you passionate about creating a cleaner, safer environment for your community? Do you take pride in your work and enjoy being part of a team? We are looking for a dedicated and hardworking Street Cleansing Operative - Level 2 to join our team and help maintain our city.


What You'll Do:

  • Perform a wide variety of tasks related to general environmental maintenance in addition to a range of Street Cleansing operations (consistent with an NVQ level 1/2 ) that include Vehicle Driving (Precinct Cleaner), Litter Picking, Litter Bin emptying, Sweeping of Hard Surface areas, Deep Cleansing, Manual Handling duties, Use of Hand Carts etc, working either alone or alongside other members of staff.
  • Organise other members of the team in their service delivery (e.g., temporary/agency/unskilled operatives).
  • Safely use and correctly set the full range of tools and equipment supplied by the service area if necessary, including the use of powered hand tools, light plant and pedestrian operated equipment.
  • Maintain all necessary records, ensuring that they are complete and accurate e.g., worksheets, timesheets and other records including chemical logs and vehicle check lists where appropriate.
  • Assist in providing effective communication across the service to ensure that client/customer requests are dealt with in a prompt, competent and safe manner, routinely reporting to the Supervisor/Manager.

(For a full list of duties and responsibilities please see attached Job Description)


What We're Looking For:

  • Someone who holds a current full clean manual driving licence, Emergency one day first aid certification and has manual handling training 
  • A proactive and motivated individual who takes pride in their work. 
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude towards working with colleagues and the public. 
  • Willingness to support other Environmental Services roles when required. 
  • Knowledge of health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with customer care and equal opportunity policies.

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to make a real impact in your community.
  • Work with a friendly and supportive team.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.

 

If you are ready to take on this exciting role and contribute to the betterment of your city, we would love to hear from you! Apply today and become an essential part of our Environmental Services team. 

If you are interested in applying for this role and would like further information, please contact craig.watkins@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

Our working arrangements

All council roles are allocated to either a fixed, field or flexible work style. Some roles are agile which enable and empowers employees to maximise their performance and productivity, whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance.  Roles with a fixed workstyle work in a fixed permanent council location.  Roles with a field workstyle are usually allocation where employees are required to be out working in the community with a minimum requirement for 'touch down' space at any council location.  Roles with a flexible workstyle have a flexible base location to meet the needs of the business and employees can work from a mixture of home or any council office, partner/client, or external location, as required to meet service requirements.

Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the workstyle assigned to the role you are applying for.

For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, core HR policies and much more please click here.

Diversity 

We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents. 

Our status as a Disability Confident Employer showcases our commitment to people with disabilities or health conditions, advocating for their opportunities and potential. We've received the Stonewall Silver Award, emphasising our dedication to the LGBT+ community by nurturing an inspiring, inclusive, and equal workplace. As of March 2023, the RACE Code Quality Mark signifies our active engagement with racial equality. These recognitions validate our continuous efforts towards fostering an inclusive work environment that respects and values our diverse employees. 

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the essential criteria for the post. 

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our employees have a voice, they feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more about the staff equality forums here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

Employment Information & Support 

If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is (Grade 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application, interview process and what it is like to work for the council, please click on this link to find out more - Learn more here


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City of Wolverhampton

There’s never been a better time to join the award winning City of Wolverhampton Council to further your career. We are a progressive and future facing organisation, and passionate about making our city better for all who live, work and travel here.

We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering the best services for people in Wolverhampton; working for us gives you the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.

Our continual drive for improvement led to us winning APSE Overall Council of the Year Service Delivery Award, also achieving Annual Service Award Finalists for our services in Waste and Recycling; Public Protection; Best Housing Regeneration and Homelessness multi-agency work, showing that the City of Wolverhampton Council is truly an organisation striving for daily excellence in all we do.

Equal Opportunities

The City of Wolverhampton Council employs over 5,000 people in more than 600 different trades and professions. We are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operate a guaranteed interview policy for veterans who have served in the military, those who have previously been under our care and are under the age of 25 and disabled candidates, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post is met.

A Great City to Live and Work

The city has seen rapid developments with major projects like the i54, Way Youth Zone and i10 and more exciting developments are planned for the westside of the city. The leisure-led mixed user scheme includes a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, bars, hotel, multi-storey car park and apartments, all accessible by foot from our city centre.

We benefit from being in a prime location, with excellent transport links at the heart of the UK’s high speed rail and motorway networks, making us an employer of choice for people across the West Midlands.

Wolverhampton is rated as one of the top cities in the UK for families. Almost 90 per cent of the city’s primary and secondary schools are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The City also offers a wide range of family friendly facilities with stunning parks and green spaces and top entertainment attractions such as Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Civic and Wulfrun Halls and the Grand Theatre all of which attract top acts such as Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, World Darts Competition, upcoming bands and West End productions.

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Why Work for City of Wolverhampton Council?

We invest heavily in skills and training for our employees; you will develop and grow with us through your time, benefiting from regular professional development conversations, and varied training opportunities.

We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries that progress within different grades for the variety of jobs on offer. The majority of our positions offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days - this increases with length of service. There is also an added option to buy up to 10 days additional leave in each leave year. New entrants also benefit from 8 days bank holiday entitlement (basic leave entitlement of 33 days).

The council offers an excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employee and employer contributions based on salary grades and other benefits including:

  • Index linked pension
  • Option to convert your pension for tax-free cash when you retire
  • Retirement on the grounds of ill-health at any age.

The council also offers a wide range of flexible working options to fit in around your commitments including:

  • Flexi-time
  • Reduced hours working
  • Job share
  • Homeworking
  • Term time only

Other rewards

  • Discounted city parking at a number of sites with reduced charges for blue badge holders
  • Annual Travel Card Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme for cars - with a wide range of ‘green’ vehicles, cycles and associated equipment, personal IT equipment and smartphones
  • Retail, leisure, legal and ethical savings and loans through our competitive rewards portal

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Telephone
01902 552345
Location
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre
St. Peter's Square
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV1 1HE
GB

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