General Operative – Belfast City Council

Ashton Recruitment require a number of General Operatives for our client based in around Belfast.

Job title: General Operative

Salary: £12.38 per hour

Duration: Temporary

Hours: 37 hours per week

Responsible to the relevant line manager for the undertaking of duties utilised in Waste Collection, Open Spaces and Street scene Services work to include areas such as streets, entries, parks, playing fields, landscaped areas, open spaces, and waste facilities either individually or as part of a team.

Duties (but not limited to)

  • Safely collect and load all domestic, commercial waste and priority waste as identified by management, for transport to the designated transfer or disposal site. This includes the cleansing of priority waste as required.
  • Undertake any inspection process required to ensure that materials presented for collection, recycling and composting are not contaminated by non-appropriate materials, this will include both pre and post emptying of the receptacle
  • Undertake appropriate measures to identify premises not adhering to proper procedures for presenting materials for recycling, for example, contamination, not suitably presented, not leaving out receptacle and inform the occupiers as required, note vacated or new domestic or commercial properties, provide supervisors with the necessary reports on such premises.
  • Undertake assessments of specific waste collections, collating required information and report problem areas to the call-centre and/or appropriate supervisor.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms, be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least six months’ relevant experience of each of the following:

  1. Cleaning an outdoor area and undertaking gardening duties, for example, grass cutting, hedge trimming, planting, etc;
  2. Dealing with members of the public, and
  3. An awareness of health and safety issues, including the safe use of machinery and/or equipment or including complying with correct PPE and Manual Handling.

Ashton Recruitment are acting as a recruitment agency.


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