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Team Leader LGV Driver

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£26,421.00 - £29,269.00, Grade 6, 37 hours, Permanent
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

An exciting opportunity exists in the Council’s Street Scene Services for a Team Leader LGV Driver working from our Depot at Carrwood Road, Castleford, within our Commercial Waste Team.            


What will be expected from me?


The postholder will be required to demonstrate that they have the following skills, knowledge and experience:- 


  • To be an ambassador for the Council when dealing with all stakeholders, customers and have excellent communication and inter-personel skills.
  • To deal with conflict situations.
  • To be self-motivated and can motivate others.
  • To have a good understanding of Health & Safety procedures.
  • The ability to assess problems and provide practical solutions.
  • To have the ability to prioritise conflicting demands.
  • To display good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • To have the ability to multi-task and display a flexible working approach.


What I might be doing?


The post holder as part of their roles and responsibilities will:-


  • Drive various LGV / Non LGV Vehicles.
  • Lead a small operational team.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks, and FTA vehicle compliance.
  • Collect waste and recyclable materials from across the district.
  • Route plan daily work schedules, and work closely with the commercial waste team.
  • Promote good customer service and willingness to be involved in promoting the service to maximise future income.


Essential requirements:


  • Current clean LGV Driving Licence (category C). The Licence to show no more than 6 penalty points as per current national driving penalties system.
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence qualification (DCPC).


What can I expect?


  • This is a full-time post of 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
  • 25 hours contractual Overtime per week.
  • 29 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and ongoing training.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard)
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Sarah-Jane Davies.

Tel: 07867 461786


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