Cleansing Operative

Location Newry & Mourne, County Down
Job type Temporary
Salary Negotiable
Published about 1 month ago
Start date TBC
Contact Barry Quine
Job ref NEW/CO_1608032638

Job description

Cleansing Operative



NB - Applicants invited to apply for our Reserve Candidate Pool

The Client: Local Government body based in Newry & Downpatrick, serving local residents.

The Role: Applicants will be required to work in cleansing department, carrying out duties such as refuse collection, street cleansing and civic amenity duties.

  • Undertake, either individually or as a member of a mechanised cleansing team, duties concerned with the sweeping, collection and removal of litter, dirt, dead animals, leaves and weeds, etc, from public spaces (including roads, pavements and shopping precincts). These duties will require the use and operation of the usual range of associated tools and equipment (e.g. Sharp Kits) and regular inspection and emptying of litter bins. Work unsocial hours as required.
  • The postholder may from time to time be given the opportunity to carry out refuse collection duties. Such duties may specifically include: Undertaking, either individually or as a member of a team, duties connected with the removal of household, industrial and commercial and recyclable refuse from a variety of locations, eg, houses, shops, schools. This could involve the full use of refuse containers, eg, plastic sacks, wheelie bins, and paladin bins.

Hours of work: 37hrs


  • 6 months' experience in cleansing and/or cleaning duties in a similar work environment.
  • 6 months' experience working with the general public.
  • Full current driving licence and access to transport
  • Able to work outside of normal office hours including evenings, weekends and bank holidays

In Return:

  • Rate of Pay: TBC
  • Holiday Entitlement

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