GO Driver (Neighbourhood)
Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, investment by cutting edge technology companies, a great wealth of history, a fantastic environment making it somewhere to be proud of.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Worcester has a history spanning more than 2,000 years. Its rich heritage includes the 12th Century Cathedral and the Guildhall admired by monarchs from King George III to Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester offers a high quality of life with its rich and varied heritage, award winning parks, excellent schools and diverse range of shops and restaurants.
The city enjoys a strong sporting reputation based on top flight cricket and rugby clubs, a centrally located racecourse and major annual running and cycling events. Worcester has a strong cultural and musical life and is the birthplace of Elgar, one of England’s most celebrated composers.
At Worcester City Council, we are committed to seeking excellence in everything we do as we strive for the coveted Investors in Accreditation standard.
Benefits to you:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 days with 5 years of local government service)
- Generous pension scheme
- Support for training and professional development
- Subsidised leisure facilities and employee discounts in local stores
- Free confidential employee assistance programme, available 24 hours a day
We are looking for a keen and enthusiastic person to join the Environmental Operations service at Worcester City Council, working within the Neighbourhood Team as a General Operative Driver.
This post will involve working as part of a team completing essential cleansing and maintenance tasks based across Worcester City. You will be working as part of an award winning team delivering a first rate service for which you can be proud.
The post may involve tasks such as driving duties with a team of operatives, strimming, grounds maintenance tasks, grass-cutting, litter picking, bin emptying, and general street cleansing tasks.
We are looking for a person who enjoys a challenge, who can fit into a team of people or work alone and who is proud and committed to the service to the people of Worcester that they provide.
Applicants must have a clean full driving licence, have previous similar experience and have the ability to work flexibly covering a variety of tasks with a practical approach.
Applicants must be physically fit to complete all duties, be able and willing to work outside in all weather conditions, have excellent customer care skills and be willing to undertake any necessary training to fully complete the role.
The hours of work are 37 per week to suit the needs of the service. The usual weekly hours of work:
Monday to Thursday 07:30 – 15:30
Friday 07:30 – 15:00
Closing Date: 03/02/2019
Interviews: week commencing 11/02/2019
For more information about the role, please contact Jeremy Ross on Jeremy.Ross@worcester.gov.uk.
Helping to make Worcester Clean, Green and Safe
Worcester City Council’s aim is to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
The Council is committed to working towards equality of opportunity in employment as well as in the provision of service.