Refuse Drivers/Senior Crew Recruitment day

Whitley Depot
£9.21 per hour
26 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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We are holding a recruitment days on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th and also Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October 2017 to recruit a number of Refuse Drivers and Driver/Senior Crew roles to work in our commercial and domestic waste teams.

We are offering full time, fixed-term and casual contracts with guaranteed full time hours until 31st Jan 2018 with an immediate start.


Refuse drivers in domestic waste will primarily be driving 26 tonne refuse collection vehicles, emptying kerbside household waste, recycling and garden waste bins. The role will involve working in a team environment, on a set route, and be public facing.

Refuse drivers in commercial waste will driver a spectrum of vehicles including 26 tonne refuse collection vehicles, Skip lorries, Roll on Roll off vehicles and Front End Loader. As a driver you may be working as part of a team or on your own.

Driver/Senior Crew:

The Senior Crew Role is the lead individual in a collection crew and responsible for ensuring relevant paperwork and record keeping is complete, including use of mobile technology, and ensuring daily targets are achieved. For the role you must be physically fit and able to work long distances.

In this position you will be expected to work in either the driver or senior crew role, dependent on the service needs.

Domestic Waste:

The hours of work are 40 hours per week which includes 3 hours contractual overtime (paid at time and a half) to cover driver duties. Working hours are between 06:30 and 17:00 Tuesday to Friday.

Commercial Waste:

Commercial Waste operate shift patterns. Hours of work may be between 06:30 and 20:00 Monday to Friday. Contractual overtime is applicable to hours allocated to vehicle inspections.

You should have:

• A Class C LGV and relevant CPC driver licence
• Good communication skills
• A knowledge of Health and Safety

You should be able to work under your own initiative or in a team environment, be flexible and reliable and have the ability to work effectively in pressured situations.

Coventry City Council is committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

How to Apply?

Don’t worry we won’t expect you to complete endless application forms, you will be required to register your personal details and confirm you have a minimum of a Class C LGV and relevant CPC driver licence.

What happens after I apply?

If you hold a Class C LGV and relevant CPC driver Licence, you will be invited to attend a recruitment day which will be based either at the Whitley Depot, on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th or at Job Shop in Coventry City Centre on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th 2017. Sessions held on a Thursday will be between 10:30 and 13:00, Friday sessions will be between 13:00 and 16:00.

The recruitment day will consist of a presentation giving you information about the jobs on offer and an informal interview with a recruiting manager.

If successful you will be required to undertake a driver assessment and pre-employment medical.

Additional Information

As an employer, Coventry City Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Junk box) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your expression of interest.

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete your expression of interest as soon as possible.

Supporting documents
Job Description - Refuse Driver.pdf
Job Description - Senior Crew.pdf

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