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Waste and Recycling permanent job opportunities

Waste job opportunities

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has gone through a range of Transformational Change Programmes to better manage demand and ensure a more effective and efficient service delivery over the last few years. As we continue to redesign and reshape our service in Public Realm, a number of exciting and challenging opportunities have arisen for enthusiastic, focused and committed individuals in our operations to help improve the future of our service.

We are developing high performing teams to deliver relentlessly reliable services and want to attract people with the right behaviours to help drive the improvements and deliver the culture change. We recognise that this particular service will require high calibre people who share the aspiration to be the best and offer the highest possible service and value for money to the people that rely upon us.

We currently have a number of vacancies for:

Waste – LGV Driver 

£25,137 to £26,520
Location: Various
Full Time, Permanent
Hours per Week: 35
Planned Number of positions: Multiple

To be part of a team proving waste collection services to the residents of the Borough. You will be responsible for the vehicle, passengers and load of the refuse collection vehicle complying with the relevant transport, waste, and Health & safety legislation at all times.

See the LGV driver job description (PDF, 470KB)

Apply for the LGV driver role (Word, 50KB)

Waste – Loaders 

£21,408 to 21,795
Location: Various
Full Time, Permanent
Hours per Week: 35
Planned Number of positions: Multiple

See the Loader job description (PDF, 480KB)

Apply for the Loader driver role (Word, 50KB)

Apprentice Waste Operatives

Location: Various
Planned Number of positions: Multiple

To be part of a team proving waste collection services to the residents of the Borough. To comply with the relevant transport, waste, and Health & safety legislation at all times reporting to the driver/office staff any issues preventing and hindering collections.

See the apprentice operative job description (PDF, 470KB)

Apply for the apprentice operative role (Word, 50KB)

About the ideal candidate

All candidates will need to show a track record of delivering high quality services and demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and high levels of customer service. You will be expected to work with a degree of flexibility to ensure that the service is maintained during operational difficulties or special events.

If you are committed and passionate about delivering great customer service and have the skills, qualifications, and a good understanding of refuse & recycling collections, we would welcome an application from you. Embracing technological advancements within the industry is essential along with a positive drive towards promoting a positive health & safety culture.

Contractual Conditions of all Roles

To ensure high levels of service, you may be required to work public holidays excluding Christmas Day and you will be on standby to deal with emergencies. This will not prevent individual staff members from not working on any public holiday, provided adequate cover is available to meet the needs of the service on that day. Staff will be paid the appropriate Council’s enhancements for working bank holidays.

Drivers - A valid Cat C driving license and drivers CPC are essential requirements for this role.  Both roles are classed as Safety Critical and are subject to Drug and Alcohol testing.

We welcome applications from residents within the borough of Barking and Dagenham and encourage women to apply as they are underrepresented within this area of our workforce. 

My Place are proud to be keeping Barking and Dagenham clean and green, whilst support a thriving local economy and building stronger local communities.

Application Process

To apply please complete the appropriate application form and email to appointments@lbbd.gov.uk

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stephen.Morris@lbbd.gov.uk

About us

Our borough is vibrant and diverse, and this is something we are proud of. We value the diversity of people who live, work and visit Barking and Dagenham and it is our vision is to create a place where people understand, respect and celebrate each other’s differences. 

Make your earnings go further

Retail, travel and holiday discounts; permanent discounts for everyday savings; local, national and seasonal offers; and a wide range of better-than-public deals through our Wider Wallet scheme.

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

As a member of the LGPS you will get a pension paid to you when you retire as well as being entitled to other benefits such as life insurance cover, a pension for your family if you die whilst employed by the council, payments if you have to retire due to ill-health. 

Diversity

To deliver the Councils’ commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Councils deliver. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds including from the LGBTQ+ community, genders, ages, disabilities, faiths/beliefs and candidates from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds.

We welcome applications from residents within the borough of Barking and Dagenham and encourage women to apply as they are underrepresented within this area of our workforce.