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Environmental Operatives / Street Cleaners

Job Description

Thrive Group Oldham are seeking x2 Environmental Operatives / Street Cleaners to work for the local authority in Oldham.

Immediate start

Rate of pay: £9.50, rising after 12 weeks
Hours: Working on a 4on/4off rota basis, Mon-Sat, 7am - 5.50pm, Sunday, 6am - 4.50pm.

*Must have a Driving Licence.

Purpose of the job:
Following written and verbal instruction, undertake street cleansing work across the town as directed as part of a team and to contribute to excellent service delivery.

To undertake sweeping, collection and removal of litter, glass, furniture, graffiti, fly posting, dirt, leaves and weeds.

Key Tasks:

General maintenance of the areas e.g. clearing leaves and litter, removal of fly-tipped material and use of Dandy cart.

  • Cleaning - e.g. public buildings such as changing rooms and toilets.
  • Use of powered hand tools and light plant when trained e.g. Dandy Cart.
  • Clearing litter, animal faeces and dumped waste.
  • Clearance of snow and ice from public areas and gritting as necessary.
  • Use of chemical control and non-chemical control of weeds where appropriate and under direction.
  • Carry outback lining and fly-tip removal as directed.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of undertaking manual work as part of a team or working on your own.
  • Ability to lift waste, loose materials, and construction items onto collection vehicles by hand in line with Health & Safety regulations.
  • Ability to complete tasks thoroughly and to the required standard, in a specified time.
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with members of the public and teammates.
  • Ability to work to & within health and safety guidelines.
  • Ability to work unsocial hours inclusive of weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Willingness and ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • To be punctual and have regular attendance.
  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of the service including at different hours & locations across the Borough.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Street cleansing operations.
  • Previous experience in environmental management is desirable.
  • Experience of lone working.
  • Local knowledge of the Oldham area.
  • Full UK driving license - Essential

As a Thrive employee, you will have access to our exciting new benefits portal:
Discount outlet: Save money in shops, restaurants and UK attractions.
Employee support: with access to counsellors 24/7.
Health & wellbeing services: including online health check and Gym discounts.
24/7 GP: to book appointments simply & quickly.
Payslips & pensions information.
Thrive Group are acting as an employment business in regard to this role.