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Waste Operative

Essex County Council
England, Essex
£24100 - £24913 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Recycling, Environment
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Waste Operative

Braintree District Council

Permanent, Full Time

£24,100 to £24,913 per annum

Location: Braintree

Closing Date: 26th June 2024

Job title: Waste Operative

Location: Braintree, Essex

Salary: £24,100 to £24,913 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 37 hours a week

Workstyle: Operational across the Braintree District

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 26th June 2024

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Braintree Council to recruit these Waste Operative roles.

To Apply for the role of Waste Operatives CLICK THIS LINK: Waste Operatives

The Opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for Waste Operatives to join our Operations team.

You will work across the full waste service, according to business needs. You will need to be enthusiastic and motivated, and demonstrate a flexible, committed and positive approach to service delivery. Protective clothing and on the job training will be provided.

Braintree District Council is committed to improving environmental issues and maintaining the District's clean and green operations is high on our list of priorities.

The Role:

The successful applicant will carry out a variety of tasks necessary to operate an efficient front line service including:

  • Undertaking the collection of all types of refuse and recycling waste (including, but not limited to green waste, food waste and dry recycling) from residential and commercial premises in various receptacles, across all routes when required to do so i.e. wheeled bins, trade bins, clear, black and blue sacks and food waste caddies and sorting on site where applicable.
  • To assist the driver in reversing/manoeuvring of the vehicle
  • To assist with the daily/weekly maintenance and cleaning of the depot and vehicles
  • Deliver and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction in relation to this service creating a clean, green and safe District for the residents of Braintree.
  • Assist in carrying out and recording daily/weekly vehicle and equipment checks in full compliance with the manufacturer's guidance, driver's handbook and report any defects using the defect reporting procedure.
  • When undertaking driving duties to maintain a good standard of driving in relation to road conditions and other road users ensuring the safety of yourself, other employees and members of the public.
  • To work weekend/bank holidays when required.

The Experience You Will Bring:

  • Have worked in a physically demanding manual job role/ in an outdoor environment.
  • Must be physically fit, able to move bags and wheeled bins for the working day and walk for a number of miles a day.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team/crew.
  • Worked in a public facing role dealing with customers
  • Worked with collection/delivery schedules
  • Worked as part of a Waste Management contract
  • High degree of awareness in respect of personal health and safety in relation to manual handling and the dangers associated with working continuously in close proximity to the highway.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Flexible approach to working hours - The ability to work weekends/bank holidays sometimes at short notice to meet the needs of the Service.
  • A valid driving licence is desirable ideally including entitlement to drive 7.5 tonne vehicles
  • A valid CPC card is desirable (although relevant training for the CPC card can be provided for the right candidate)

Why choose Braintree District Council?

Braintree is an ambitious and dynamic Council and is becoming one of the fastest growing Districts in the East of England with three growing towns, London just 45 minutes away and the district located directly between the international transport centres of Stansted Airport and Harwich and Felixstowe International Ports. We have a deserved track record for delivering and a strong reputation within the business community.

Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our staff. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it.

Visit our website to read more about what our district offers residents, visitors, businesses and employees. You can also view our strategic investments and the innovative projects setting up home in our region.

Braintree District Council offers an excellent benefits package to all its employees which includes:

* Competitive pay and benefits

* Free parking

* Local government pension scheme

* Learning and development for all staff

* Staff discount scheme

* Staff recognition schemes

* Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership

* Employee assistance programme

What should you do next?

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. To Apply click here: Waste Operatives

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact Human Resources on 01376 552525 or visit Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex CM7 9HB to ask for a paper application form.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Midnight on Wednesday 26th June 2024

Interviews to take place from 8th July 2024.

Please Note - Essex County Council is advertising this role on behalf of Braintree District Council and if successful you will be employed by Braintree District Council

If you have any queries regarding submitting an application or require anything further, please email


Why Essex?

Essex County Council covers 1,300 square miles from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary. From the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

We celebrate difference and work to ensure that no one is disadvantaged when accessing services, employment or public life in Essex. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We’re committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who choose to apply under our Job Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum requirements of the job. We’re also committed to interviewing all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

Free to deliver big

We recruit creative, ambitious, talented people, and free them up to think – and deliver – big.

We’ve made substantial changes in recent years, reorganising how we’re structured and how we work, so we can protect the most vulnerable and enable our economy to grow. Join us and you’ll be trusted to take control, manage change and make a lasting impact. You’ll be able to call upon external partners and suppliers to help you deliver. More importantly, talented, trailblazing colleagues – including many industry-leaders – will be right by your side to share ideas, knowledge and experience.

Find out how Essex County Council is changing, and how you’ll fit in.

Employee Recognition & Engagement

Here are some of the things we have in place to give our employees a sense of belonging, involvement and recognition. 

Employee Networks:

  • Ethnically Diverse Employee Network (EDEN)
  • Carers Forum 
  • Christian Network 
  • Disabled Employees Network 
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Network
  • Parents Network 
  • Women’s Network
  • Men’s Network
  • Young People and Apprentice Network. 

You Make The Difference’ Awards - giving employees the opportunity to nominate individuals or teams who go above and beyond for our residents.

Employee Surveys – where we listen to the voices of our people and take action on what we hear.

Employee Panels – giving you the opportunity to feed back on a range of policies and initiatives, network with colleagues and influence far-reaching changes.

Learning and Development

We have developed diverse learning opportunities to support our people to grow both personally and professionally. This includes:

  • A large suite of online training and tools
  • Dedicated learning events such as ‘LearnFest’ – our flagship annual celebration of learning
  • Apprenticeships for both new and existing colleagues
  • Financial support to achieve professional qualifications
  • Support from subject matter experts 
  • The opportunity to share your own expertise to up-skill colleagues
  • Leadership and executive coaching
  • Learning on demand
  • Career pathways

Rewards and Benefits

  • Family Friendly flexible Working
  • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
  • Employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
  • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs)
  • Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions)

You’ll also have access to MyReward, a unique platform for Essex County Council employees to gain various discounts and savings.

Your Wellbeing

At Essex County Council we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our people. We work closely with our employees to provide wellbeing support based on their needs. We strive to enable the right environment, conditions, and behaviours so individual and organisational wellbeing is embedded in everything we do.

Join us and get Inspired to do More.

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