OSS Sweeper/Driver

Ashton Recruitment require a Sweeper Driver/ Labourer Driver for our client based in Belfast.

Position: Sweeper Driver/Labourer Driver

Location: Belfast

Duration: Temporary

Rate of Pay: £11.39 per hour

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • To report to and communicate daily with the relevant line manager for instructions and work schedules and rotas and to provide updates and information. Complete and collate any data and information (manual or computerised) and return all relevant paperwork as specified by management.
  • To ensure all daily squad routes are followed, all litter on the route is collected to include the emptying of litter bins, removal of litter from below litter bins and park benches and manual sweeps where required.
  • To transport members of staff to and from their place of work or routes etc from the area depot daily as required.
  • To use and operate any equipment and associated materials as required such as bin lifts, tail lifts, weighing equipment, hand truck, strapping equipment, use these safely to perform the relevant function and ensure that they are in good condition at all times.
  • To service free standing and pole mounted litterbins on route to the required standard.
  • To assist non-drivers with associated labouring work, for example, digging, sweeping, lifting waste and other relevant duties as required.
  • To drive and be responsible for allocated vehicle and any authorised passengers and ensure that the vehicle is not overloaded. To safely manoeuvre the vehicle on a daily basis.

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms:

  • possess a full, current Category C1 driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland;
  • have a valid Driver Qualification Card (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC); and
  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year’s relevant experience in each of the following areas:
  • driving in a commercial environment;
  • cleaning an outdoor area, making sure tools and equipment are safely used in accordance with health and safety regulations; and
  • dealing with members of the public, in person.

Eligible applicants will be required to undertake and pass a driving assessment which enables them to drive large vehicles associated with the Category C1 licence as part of the selection process.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they possess the following special skills and attributes which may be tested at interview:

Communication skills: The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with team members and line managers.

Customer care skills: The ability to deal effectively with both internal and external customers to create a good impression and enhance and protect the image of Belfast City Council.

Health and safety: An understanding of basic health and safety responsibilities attached to the post to ensure the safety of other council employees and members of the public.

Equality of opportunity: A personal commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities and good relations and an awareness of the need to create a good impression to enhance and protect the image of the council.

Organisational and work planning skills: The ability to prioritise workload to achieve team objectives.

Team working skills: The ability to work in a team and on own to achieve team objectives.

Ashton Recruitment is acting as a Recruitment Business

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