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Recruitment of Casual Neighbourhood Operatives

Grade B £17,681 per annum

07 February 2019/Categories: Job Vacancies

Recruitment of Casual Neighbourhood Operatives

We are looking for people to join our new casual pool to support the delivery of high priority local services for the people of Carlisle.  As a member of our casual pool you will be available at short notice to provide a range of duties across some of our key services, including working as a loader on our refuse and recycling collections or helping with our street cleansing services in our streets, neighbourhoods and town centres.

You will be a strong team player, committed to delivering quality services to customers and have a sound approach to managing health and safety.   You will also be able to cope with the physical demands of the role, working for example outdoors in all weathers, walking up to 12 miles per day as well as able to safely lift bags, boxes, bins etc.  You will also have a positive and flexible attitude to work and display this in your behaviour and commitment to the role and to your team as we work to provide excellent services for the people of Carlisle.   

Full training, uniform and PPE will be provided.

Casual staff will be expected to be available to cover for short-term placements due to the absence of Council staff.  This could be for a single day or could be for longer periods of several weeks.  

Typical duties may include:

  • Safe loading of wheeled bins and bags for household waste and garden waste
  • Safe loading of recycling bags and boxes
  • Litter picking and street cleaning / sweeping activities, including removing fly-tipping / dog fouling / needles / syringes etc
  • Emptying street litter bins
  • Supporting winter maintenance activities eg clearing snow, ice, treating pavements etc
  • Driving roles may be available for those with the appropriate driving licence.

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     06:00 – 14:00

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 or to apply, please complete and return an application form which can be found in the 'Downloadable Documents' section of this page.  Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to HR & Payroll, Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8QG.

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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:

[email protected]

or print and post your form to:

Personnel & Payroll Section
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre
Carlisle
CA3 8QG

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