Road Sweeper/Labourer

Midlothian Council

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Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you relish the opportunity to be a valued road sweeper labourer that provides an essential service to our residents?

We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated and well organized individuals to join our waste management services team as a Road sweeper Labourer. You must be physically fit and not troubled with odorous and/or noxious materials/smells.

Your responsibilities will include:

• The safe operation of associated tools and equipment.
• Driving vehicles and undertaking statutory vehicle checks.
• Duties concerned with the sweeping, snow clearing, collection and removal of litter, dirt, leaves and weeds, etc, from public spaces including roads, pavements and shopping precincts.

It is essential that you can work in all weather conditions; use basic tools e.g. brush and shovel, undertake written and verbal instructions, work unsupervised and be helpful, courteous and respectful to both customers and colleagues. You will cover staff shortages within refuse collections when required. On the job training will be provided to ensure that the Jobholder becomes fully competent in the role.

The successful applicant will be contracted to work over designated weekends/days during Christmas and New Year typically on collections ensuring service continuity to our customers.

A current driving licence is desirable.

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Road Sweeper Labourer

Position Number: CN05

Directorate: Resources

Location: Stobhill Depot

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 Hours per Week

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 07.30 - 15.15
Friday 07.30 - 15.00

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Friday 17 November 2017

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £ 18,202.47 per annum.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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