Working Hours: 40 hours per week. Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Serco's Environmental Services provide a complete waste and recycling service on behalf of the residents and communities. With a professional, dedicated and friendly team of Refuse and Recycling and Street Cleansing staff, we ensure that streets, homes and businesses are kept clean, safe and tidy, whilst providing the very best levels of customer service to all members of the community that we serve. And right now, we have an opportunity for like-minded Street Cleansing Operatives to join our team of essential workers and help us make a positive difference to the environment we all live and work in.
You will be the public face of Serco's Environmental Services team in the community. As a Street Cleansing Operative you will set off on your pre-planned route, carrying out a range of activities designed to maintain clean streets in the area. Duties will include scraping away weeds, manually sweeping and shovelling silt, cleaning dog mess, removing flyposting and graffiti, emptying litter and dog bins and the removal of fly tipped waste. We are on the front line when it comes to making sure our community remains a beautiful, safe and clean place to live and work, a responsibility we take great pride in.
We know that Environmental Services workers are our community's unsung heroes and it can be pretty hard work, but we can offer you the opportunity to go home each day with a sense of community spirit, pride in your work, belonging within a supportive and diverse team and the knowledge that your work is making a difference in helping to promote a cleaner, greener living and working space for everyone in our community.
In addition to job satisfaction, we also offer a fantastic work/life balance. With pre-planned routes and set start and finish times, there are no nasty surprises or late finishes with Serco, leaving you with plenty of time to spend with your family and friends.
You won't be doing this alone either. Our team is made up of professional, friendly, and supportive teammates, including managers who began their careers with Serco as Street Cleansing Operatives and Drivers who now hold Supervisor, Operations Manager and Contract Manager titles.
We are dedicated to the ongoing development and career progression of our Street Cleansing Operatives, with outstanding training opportunities made available to you, along with the chance to undertake additional qualifications. These include, but are not limited to, HGV Class 2 Driver Training, Transport Manager CPC, Team Leader and Management training, and a supportive management team who will provide guidance and advice to ensure you achieve all that you want to with Serco.
What you'll need to do the role?
To be considered for a position within our team, you will have strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as be self-motivated with the willingness to undertake further training when required and work well within a team.
A clean driving license essential as you will be required to drive to different locations throughout your day.
We are looking to hear from candidates who are flexible with shift patterns and have the willingness to go the extra mile when required. You will be expected to be someone who can demonstrate strong customer service skills and are happy in dealing with members of the public.
Previous experience of working within Street Cleansing is not essential as we will provide any additional training you may need.
Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives.
A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer
- Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
- Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
- Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
- A company that recognises your contribution
Serco/Serco Leisure Operating Limited are appointed as the Trust's Managing Agents. We manage the recruitment process and the Trust's employees in the delivery of the service on their behalf. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application. Applicants should be aware that in line with the company's policy, employees will have a DBS check where appropriate.
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