Undertake general driving duties, which may include allocated vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes, Mechanical Pavement Sweepers and ride on grass cutting equipment
Undertake a range of associated street cleansing tasks, including
• Emptying litter and dog bins
• Removal of graffiti and sharp materials such as needle sticks
• Removal of fly posting and fly tipping
• Removal of spillages and dead animals
• Pavement sweeping
Undertake a range of associated grounds maintenance tasks, including
• Hedge and shrub bed maintenance
• Undertake grass cutting, strimming and edging, using a range of hand-held and power tools
• Basic horticultural tasks and ground level tree works
• Over marking of sports pitches.
• Carry out basic chemical control (under direct supervision)
• Erection and dismantling of sports equipment.
Category C1 driving licence (must include the ability to drive manual vehicles) as a minimum (Driver Qualification Card desirable)
Ability to undertake a range of labouring tasks which involves regular bending, pulling and lifting
Communication skills to respond to public enquiries on site
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work on own initiative
Readiness to learn new skills through on the job training
Coventry is a vibrant, multicultural city with a fascinating and inspiring story to tell and an arts and cultural scene that deserves its place in the 2021 City of Culture national spotlight.
An exciting new position which brings together the challenge of street cleansing and grounds maintenance of two high profile service areas following a smart restructure and offers you the exceptional opportunity to make your mark and influence the combined future development and delivery of these services.
Post one: 5.00am to 13.00pm on a Rota with weekend enhancements
Post two: 5.00am to 13.00am Monday to Friday
Post three: 7.00am to 15.00 Monday to Friday
Interview date: week commencing 03/08/18
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings. We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
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 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 and return your application as soon as possible.Supporting documents
Job description and Person Specification.pdf