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Team Leader Driver Waste

Worcester City Council
£25,979 - £27,334 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Fleet waste and recycling
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details

City Operations is seeking a dedicated Class 2 Driver to join our Waste Service team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team to collect a range of waste in various bin sizes across the city. You will also be required to drive a Hook Loader and manage the daily workload efficiently.

Key Requirements:

  • CE licence, digi card, and a valid/current driver CPC card.
  • Practical approach to work and excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong communication abilities and leadership skills.
  • Competent in reading and writing.
  • Customer-oriented mindset.

Personal Attributes:

  • Flexible and adaptable, with no two days being the same.
  • Confident in handling the manual and operational aspects of the role.
  • Good use of initiative and problem-solving skills.

The start time is 6:45am daily Monday– Friday, however this can change to 06:45 Tuesday to Friday although advance notice will be given if the working pattern needs to change to provide operational support. Some Saturday working may be required to catch-up following bad weather or public holidays.

We are looking for someone who is not only skilled in driving and managing waste collection but also excels in leading a team and providing excellent customer service.

Apply now to become a vital part of our City Operations team!

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We would like to help you shine during this process. If you need any assistance with applying please contact the Recruitment team on We can assist with alternative formats for your application or offer a MS Teams interview for example.

For further information about the role, please contact Kevin Haines, Waste & Street Scene Manager, at 

Closing Date: 11 July 2024

Interview date: tbc

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Our Benefits


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Why choose Us?

This is an exciting time to join Worcester City Council!

We may not be a large local authority but we still have ambitious plans, including the development of our historic and beautiful city, increasing tourism and driving economic vibrancy.

Working for Us

Worcester City Council is always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real difference to our city and can help us to continue building on our success.

We are committed to seeking excellence in everything we do, including smarter ways of working and enhancing employee wellbeing.  We have moved away from traditional ways of working for the majority of our roles, towards hybrid working, including home working, hot desking and flexitime.

By encouraging better work-life balance, we gain a healthy, happy, engaged and thriving workforce, who then deliver meaningful outcomes for Worcester.

We will offer You

  • You will normally work a 37-hour week (although we have part time roles too). Annual leave starts at 26 days and rising to 31 days after 5 years' service, in addition to paid public holidays.
  • A generous flexitime scheme (where applicable) that can accrue an additional two days off per month
  • An additional fixed day off over the Christmas period and you can purchase up to 5 additional days' holiday per year.
  • Incremental pay increases within your grade, alongside any national pay awards.
  • Flexible working options including working from home and the right to request a variance in weekly hours and/or a reduction in hours.
  • Our valued Local Government Pension Scheme, where on average we contribute two thirds’ costs to an employee’s one third costs, with tax relief on these contributions, as well as protecting your family on your death You also have the option to exchange part of your pension for a tax-free cash sum on retirement.
  • We want you to develop and thrive in your role so we will invest in your training and professional development, including any required professional subscriptions.
  • A wide-ranging benefits platform, making your salary stretch further, with money-saving deals on your weekly groceries, high street retailers, technology purchases, holidays and luxury items, all accessible via an App on your personal devices.
  • A long service award.

Supporting Your Wellbeing

  • A free and confidential employee assistance programme (EAP), available 24 hours, to aid your work life balance.
  • Time off given for volunteering, for the benefit of Worcester.
  • Heavily subsidised leisure activities at the Council’s gyms and swimming pools (seven centres across Worcestershire).
  • Cycle to work schemes
  • Access to electric bikes for travel between sites
  • Free eye tests for visual display users and seasonal flu jabs
  • Enhanced family friendly policies and enhanced sick pay.
Company info
01905 722233
Worcester City Council
The Guildhall
High Street

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