Cleansing Operative

Location : Witney, Oxfordshire, England
Job Ref : BC148
Consultant : Brogan Carter
Sector : FA
Salary : £17,618 - 19,605 per year


BC148 – Cleansing Operative

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

Salary: £18,500 – £19,600 (incl. a 5% shift allowance).


I am currently searching for a Cleansing Operative on behalf of my client who are based in Witney, Oxfordshire.
The main responsibility of this position is undertaking general environmental operational work in around open spaces throughout the District.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Driving and operating a wide range of pedestrian sweepers and other cleansing equipment ensuring that the district is litter picked and cleansed to a high standard and agreed performance targets.
  • General litter picking to include emptying bins, removing fly tipped waste materials and cleaning of highway verges, towns and villages in accordance with the high standards expected within the District.
  • Supervise control and implement correct procedures when working on the public highway to comply with NRSWA. Qualifications must be attained to deliver this. 
  • Assist with minor project works for example installing street furniture, litter bins, signs, street nameplates, and private contract work.
  • Engage in cross border working with internal departments, act as catalyst for department, by liaising with supervisor and officers.
  • Act up as total shift supervisor for street cleansing team (18 men) in absence of B shift team leader.
  • Ensure cleansing operatives are supervised at weekends in absence of officers and manager.
  • Play a supporting role within the pest control service, and ensure cover is provided during the summer wasp season in the absence of the full-time pest control staff, must hold formal qualification manage wasp infestations.
  • Support pest control officer on commercial work, which is too large for a single person to complete, including bating, and checking rat runs etc.
  • Carry out health and safety inspection under ROSPA regulations on playground equipment for the council and third parties, formal qualifications are required to complete this function.
  • Deliver in house training to fellow operators on mechanical sweeper inductions; act as trainer in this role.
  • Coordinate operatives during out of hours operations, such as snow clearance, gritting, and flood defences. 
  • Carry out daily maintenance checks on all vehicles, plant and equipment used.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Driving license. 
  • Previous experience would be ideal but not necessary. 
  • Prepared for working outdoors in all weather conditions. 
  • Time management. 
  • Flexible. 

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

Salary: £18,500 – £19,600 (incl. a 5% shift allowance).

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