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Recruitment of Casual Drivers

up to £23,021 pro rata per annum

11 May 2021/Categories: Job Vacancies

Recruitment of Casual Drivers

We are looking for drivers to join our casual pool to be able to drive a range of vehicles such as vans and tippers, mechanical sweepers and refuse collection vehicles in support of our priority services.

As well as a confident and competent driver, you will be a strong team player, committed to delivering quality services to customers and have a sound approach to managing health and safety.   Drivers are also expected to demonstrate leadership qualities as you may be responsible for the performance and safety of your crew, for example ensuring that your team works safely and delivers services to the standards we expect.  

Drivers will be expected to have a flexible approach to work and be available at short notice to cover for absences.  As team players, drivers are expected to support street cleaning, refuse and recycling collections working alongside their colleagues flexibly.

Occasional weekend working will be needed and a flexible approach to work is essential to ensure that rounds are clear each day. 

Full training, uniform and PPE will be provided.

Working for Carlisle City Council

Working for the City Council is an excellent and rewarding career choice.  We offer competitive rates of pay with the potential to apply for substantive roles as and when they become available.  Working as a casual provides opportunity to gain experience to see if these are the right roles for you and / or to place you in an excellent position to apply for vacancies when they become available and opens up other benefits of working for a responsible employer such as excellent terms and conditions, employer’s pension scheme and access to training opportunities to develop your future career with us. 

Typical shift patterns are as follows:

Monday to Friday     07:00 – 15:00

Other shift patterns maybe available later in the day and across weekends, bank holidays and public holidays. 

The above hours are a guide only.  Staff are expected to have a flexible attitude to work and on occasion may be required to work beyond the typical finish time for example to ensure that the planned work for the day is complete or to respond to unforeseen incidents or delays.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact Neil Dixon, Operations Manager on 01228 817451.

If you would like to apply to join the casual pool, please complete and return an application form to [email protected] 

**If you're unable to complete the application form online and do not have access to a printer, copies are available to collect from the Tourist Information Centre at the Old Town Hall**

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In the interests of Equal Opportunities we do not accept CV's.

You can return your completed application form by email to:

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Carlisle City Council
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