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Refuse Loader

Job Description

Thrive Group Oldham are currently recruiting on behalf of Oldham Council for Refuse Loaders. Please see job description below;

Expectations of the Role:

The role is very physical (mostly manual handling of heavy waste containers).
You will be required to walk a number of miles per day (dependant on collection round).
You will be required to work in all types of weather; you should be prepared for this with correct uniform and provisions each day (i.e. cold/hot drinks and food, additional clothing, waterproofs etc).
There are a number of health & safety instructions (Safe Systems of work) which must be adhered to. These are detailed in the Handbook (a copy of which will be provided to you on your induction).
They role can be pressured as you will be working to tight time frames to ensure the rounds are completed.
You will be working alongside members of the public, so to be mindful of your behaviour and approach.
You are ultimately representing the council and THRIVE, where inappropriate actions and behaviour will not be tolerated.

Working Week:

The Waste Management Service work Monday to Friday. Sometimes overtime is offered on Saturdays.
The standard working day is 9 hours 10 minutes long with a 45 minute break to be taken over the day.
Bank Holidays are a normal working day and are offered at double pay for those selected to work.
Start time is 7am every day. We ask you to arrive for 7am so the managers at Oldham Council can check you in and assign you to your round and vehicle in plenty of time so the round can begin on time at 7:15am.
Finish time is 17:10pm each day.
Please report to the window at the depot to register yourself for work that day.
If you are late, the council hold the right to turn you away and send you home without pay.

Uniform and PPE:

Full uniform and PPE will be provided by Oldham Council.
You must not wear anything that has not been provided by the Council (except for head wear such as caps and hats or clothes to keep you warm which can be worn under your uniform).
Failure to comply with uniform and PPE requirements may result in your removal from work.
Any defects/faults or issues in your uniform/PPE must be reported to your line manager immediately.
Disciplinary action can be implemented for failure to comply with the requirements of uniform and PPE as they do contribute to your health and safety at work.
PPE Requirements include: hard sole and steel toe capped boots, a grade 3 highly visual vest and mandatory hearing PPE should you be working on a comingled round (collecting glass, cans and plastic bottles).
Rates of pay: £12.00 per hour rising to £12.41 after 12 qualifying weeks of service.

Temp to perm opportunities available for the right candidates.

As a Thrive employee, you will have access to our exciting new benefits portal via the Benefits App.

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 regards to this role.