How you'll make a difference

As a Streetcare Lead operative in charge of our fleet of mechanical sweepers you’ll will make a difference by ensuring a quality street cleansing service throughout the district is provided to ensure our communities are safe and well maintained.
 
What will you be doing?
  • You will be operating mechanical sweeping vehicles and gully emptier equipment and will carry out all daily maintenance checks prior to commencing work and reporting faults and maintenance requirements.
  • Daily you will be driving and operating the vehicle safely round the required areas and to the required discharge point.
  • You will be responsible for undertaking cleaning and minor maintenance of sweepers and gully vehicles.
  • You’ll be ensuring work schedules are completed as instructed, informing supervisors immediately should any problems occur.
  • Through standards set by South Gloucestershire Council you will take responsibility and implement all tasks to ensure excellent standards are implemented and maintained.
  • In this role you’ll dispose of all waste in an effective manner and in accordance with the Duty of Care requirements and other appropriate waste legislation.
  • The role is working Monday to Friday working hours are 07:30 to 15:30 finishing at 15:00 Fridays.

What we need from you

  • It is essential that you have a driving licence for a large goods vehicle (Category C class 2).
  • You should also be confident driving a large vehicle, as driving is required through narrow roads and difficult access areas.
  • You will be able to demonstrate skills in problem solving, communications, team leadership and customer relations.
  • You should have knowledge of mechanical sweeper operation, but training can be given.
  • For this role you will need to be physically fit and able to work outside in any weather condition.
  • It is desirable to have experience of operating HGV mechanical street sweeper and gully emptying vehicles.
  • Ideally you will have knowledge of mechanical sweeper operation and a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work. 
  • What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training. 
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities. 

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 

  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of 
  • We're planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses
  • We’re providing essential services across our communities to ensure they are safe and well maintained.  

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 

 

We're making a difference, be part of it!

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