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Refuse Driver - 41765

Job Category:  Environment
Salary Range: £20k - £25k
Location: South East (Stowmarket)
Job Type: Permanent


Job Description
Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos.  We improve services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public.  Serco supports governments, agencies and companies who seek a trusted partner with a solid track-record of providing assured service excellence. Our people offer operational, management and consulting expertise in the aerospace, defence, education, health, justice and immigration, local government, science, technology, transport and the commercial sectors.


Refuse Driver - £20,738


We are looking for 3 LGV2 Driver’s to work from our Mid-Suffolk & Babergh contract.


Can be based Stowmarket/Babergh area’s as there are 3 positions available.


M-F 06:30 -15:00 (Saturdays at Bank Holiday period).  Class 2, driving licence required.

The purpose of this role is to collect, transport and dispose of household waste according to rules and procedures laid down by the Company, Customers and legislation.

Ideally you will have refuse driving experience however should you hold a Class 2 and driving licence training may be offered.

Drive/operate waste collection vehicles safely and collect waste from customers' premises via waste containers (various types) as instructed by Traffic Office and according to all site rules.

Ensure vehicle is roadworthy and load is safe for the public highway. Comply with all highway rules, e.g. speed limits and weight/height limits.

Transport the load collected to an appropriate waste disposal facility (as instructed by Traffic Office) and ensure that relevant legislation is adhered to (e.g. Environmental Protection and Control of Pollution Act 1974 and, in particular, the Registration of Carriers Act amended 1989) in order that the Company maintains its Waste Management Licence and Registration of Carriers Certificate.

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times whilst carrying out these duties.

Liaise with Traffic Office at the end of each working day to de-brief and clarify jobs completed on that day and check worksheets relating to jobs for the next day.

Maintain accurate records relating to work undertaken, vehicle information and checks, accident reporting, near miss reporting, hours worked, vehicle movements (via tachograph) etc.

Ensure compliance with Road Transport Directive, especially in relation to hours worked and declaration of any other employment outside of the Company.

Maintain the Company vehicle in a clean and tidy condition, including cleaning out compacted waste from waste equipment ('digging out'), if appropriate, and ensure cab is kept clean.

Carry out daily vehicle checks as per laid down procedures, i.e. Vehicle inspections, visual daily wheel nut/tyre checks.

Report any vehicle defaults to Depot Management according to laid down procedures.

Report any issues relating to customer service to Depot Management on daily worksheets.

Report any accidents or near misses according to procedure.

Attend toolbox talks in order to encourage a safe working environment.

Take all reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of self and any other person who may be affected by the job holder's actions at work.

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.
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