Street Care Driver/Operative

Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 4 - Starting at £19,377 per annum and rising to £21,351
12 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full time

The Council's Street Care Service is responsible for the cleanliness of the Borough of Chelmsford. This is a wide ranging Service geared toward improving the quality of the environment by improving litter standards, removing the nuisance created by fly-tipping, graffiti and fly-posting and improving feelings of safety and security to create a sense of care and respect for the place in which people live, work and visit. With a thriving night-time economy, there is a requirement to extend our services into the early evening.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to play a key role in helping us achieve improved cleanliness in accordance with national standards. Working on your own or as part of a team, and during non-freezing weather, you will mainly operate a mechanised street scrubber to ensure that the pedestrian areas of the city are kept in a clean and pleasant state

In adverse weather you will also have a significant role to play in ensuring that the town centre is kept to an extremely high standard of cleanliness by emptying bins, sweeping, cleansing and removing litter/graffiti/flyposting from the highway and pedestrianised areas using a variety of hand tools and mechanised sweeping machines. 

Based at our Freighter House depot in Springfield, the post holder would normally be expected to work the following hours:

Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, 12:00pm - 20:00pm,

Sunday - 12:30pm - 20:00pm

Rest days are Monday & Tuesday

It should be noted however that some flexibility will be required, as you may be required to start later or earlier on occasions.

The successful candidate will be expected to work 37 hours per week and a current full UK driving licence with trailer towing is essential.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.