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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £19,312 to £19,698

We currently have two vacancies within our Street Scene & Open Spaces operational teams based at Hitchcocks Business Park, Willand but covering the whole of the Mid Devon area. 

You will be required to work 37 hours per week which would generally be worked between 05.30 and 17.00 on a task and finish basis.  A degree of flexibility will be required and the ability to work eight Saturdays following bank holidays each year paid at an overtime rate.

Duties will include:-

  • undertaking waste and recycling collections
  • carrying out litter picking and street bin emptying as required
  • to work in the Recycling Transfer Station when required
  • fulfil other appropriate duties as delegated by your immediate supervisor.

Candidates for the post must be in good health due to the physical nature of the role and previous experience of working in a waste environment would be preferred however full training will be given.

Candidates must hold at least a car driving licence, however a LGV C licence and / or telehandler and forklift experience would be an advantage.

Candidates should also have good communication skills to be able to liaise with the public. They must be literate and numerate and be capable of working on their own initiative.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Simon Bruford, Operations Manager on 01884 234243.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - SS18 - Refuse Operative.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 26 April 2021 at 1:00pm

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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