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OSS Sweeper Driver/Labourer (Nightshift & Weekends)

Location Belfast
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £11.18 per hour
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Robyn Barry
Job ref RQ748503_1672244194

Job description

OSS Sweeper Driver/Labourer (Nightshift & Weekends)

Rate of Pay: £10.19

Location: Duncrue

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


To be responsible to the relevant line manager to provide a manual and mechanical cleansing service within the Open Spaces and Streetscene Section. Drive and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of any allocated vehicle. To assist with labouring duties as required. To undertake, usually as part of a small team, manual and mechanical sweeping and collection of sweepers bags in such areas as roadsides, footpaths, alleyways, parks, entries, litter bins etc.


  • To report to and communicate daily with the relevant line manager for instructions and work schedules and rotas and to provide updates and information. Complete and collate any data and information (manual or computerised) and return all relevant paperwork as specified by management.
  • To ensure all daily squad routes are followed, all litter on the route is collected to include the emptying of litter bins, removal of litter from below litter bins and park benches and manual sweeps where required.
  • To transport members of staff to and from their place of work or routes etc from the area depot daily as required.
  • To use and operate any equipment and associated materials as required such as bin lifts, tail lifts, weighing equipment, hand truck, strapping equipment, use these safely to perform the relevant function and ensure that they are in good condition at all times.
  • To service free standing and pole mounted litterbins on route to the required standard.
  • To assist non-drivers with associated labouring work, for example, digging, sweeping, lifting waste and other relevant duties as required.
  • To drive and be responsible for allocated vehicle and any authorised passengers and ensure that the vehicle is not overloaded. To safely manoeuvre the vehicle on a daily basis.
  • To observe all driver daily checks, vehicle servicing and cleaning instructions that are issued and complete all duties involved. This includes, but is not limited to, changing and adjusting brushes, cleaning and adjusting water jets, greasing as required.
  • When driving a Precinct Sweeper, ensure the vehicle is filled up with water and any relevant chemicals as appropriate. Load the vehicle with waste, bags etc, remove bags and awkward household waste from passageways and entries etc., assisting labourers and other operatives with heavy items and other waste as appropriate.
  • In the event of an accident, incident or breakdown, notify management and/or garage immediately, be responsible for arranging the necessary repairs and servicing to vehicles with the Fleet Management Unit, and when a vehicle is unavailable assist with labouring and other appropriate duties.
  • When driving a mechanical sweeper be responsible for carrying out additional servicing/maintenance duties as required.
  • To ensure that all work is carried out to the required service standards and identify risks in the course of their duty and take the necessary remedial action.
  • To adhere to the appropriate driving guidelines, that is, driver's handbook, driver's daily checks, accident procedures and driver's procedures.
  • To ensure all Operator Licencing, Tachograph and Driver Regulations are complied with and that daily record sheets, for example, work records, fuel, mileage, defects, are recorded accurately and returned to the relevant manager in accordance with legislative requirements.

Essential criteria

Applicants must:

  • possess a full, current Category C1 driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland;
  • have a valid Driver Qualification Card (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC); and

be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's relevant experience in each of the following areas:

  • driving in a commercial environment;
  • cleaning an outdoor area, making sure tools and equipment are safely used in accordance with health and safety regulations; and
  • dealing with members of the public, in person.


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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