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Street Cleansing Operative

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Chilton Depot, Sudbury
Salary details:
£20,444 - £23,484 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 hour week plus 3 hours contractual overtime per week
Closing date:
26 August 2022 01:00 PM
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Full time, part time and job share opportunities will be considered.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Street Cleansing Operative to join our team in Public Realm

The successful person will share our values, commitment, and motivation to make a difference for our residents, clients, and communities.

About the role

The Public Realm Team are responsible for the day to day management of the District Councils’ countryside sites and open spaces. These include informal recreational sites, local nature reserves, parks and smaller picnic areas.

In addition, the Team is responsible for Council owned play areas, management of the Councils’ tree stock, routine grounds maintenance on roadside verges and open space within Council housing areas and keeping the Districts clean through litter collection, mechanical sweeping and removing fly tips.

This role is for 40 hours per week spread over 5 working days and will include weekend and bank holiday working on a rota basis.

About you

As a Street Cleansing Operative, you will play a key role in providing street cleansing duties throughout the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts. 

You will deliver a range of street cleansing services to the public.  This will include:

  • Use of specialised vehicles, machinery and equipment.
  • Litter control, including trunk roads, and other cleansing works as directed
  • Recover fly-tipped waste, search for evidence maintaining chain of custody.
  • Provide weekend and bank holiday cleansing duties.
  • Any other duties of a similar nature which may be required.
  • A full clean current driving licence is essential. An HGV licence and experience of driving a mechanical sweeper would be an advantage but not essential.

About us

Working together across our Councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy, and communities for our districts. We believe that the heart of Suffolk is an incredibly special place to live and work. With picturesque market towns, 60 conservation areas and with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within our districts, it is little wonder that we are consistently within the top 50 places to live in the UK.

Benefits of working with us

  • Great opportunities for learning and development.
  • Suffolk Coaching and Mentoring Partnership
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Wellbeing Support Program
  • Employee Assist Program
  • Health Care Options

Visit our Employee Benefits page for further information.

Our ways of working

Work is what we do, not where we go! We are committed to working in a more Hybrid way, with a mix of office, home, and remote based working (business needs permitting). This has worked well for us and is something we will be continuing with.

We are committed supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, supporting and enabling our people to deliver the best possible service for our residents.

If you wish to discuss the Hybrid working approach for this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact John Buckingham, Operations Manager on 07879 437174  or email: John.Buckingham@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing date: 1pm, 26 August 2022

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