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HGV Driver/ Team Leader x2

Monday- Friday (37 hours a week)

Caldicot, Abergavenny, Monmouth





Our client is looking for two HGV Driver/ Team Leader to join them.

Our client wants to build sustainable and resilient communities that support the well-being of current and future generations. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in providing a safe, clean & sustainable environment.

The Purpose of this Role:


Waste and Street Services are often the public face of the Council – we provide the services the public see and care about. How we behave directly impacts on people’s perception of the Council as a whole. It is the only Council service which reaches every resident every week. This role is essential in ensuring collections are undertaken professionally, efficiently, and most importantly, safely. As a driver you will be the team leader overseeing the Loaders and if necessary, keeping in contact with supervisors to make them aware of any issues/problems when the round is being undertaken.


Your Duties

🔹To drive refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) or other vehicles for the collection of waste as determined by the Council’s recycling and waste strategy and to proactively utilises any relevant in-cab technology.

🔹Ensure all scheduled collections are completed or reported through the in-cab system. Resolve issues where this has not been achieved.

🔹To deputise where necessary for the Deputy Supervisor/Supervisor in their absence.

🔹As a Team Leader you would be responsible to ensure the crews are undertaking collections in a safe and efficient manner.

🔹Recycling and waste collections can be for (this is an illustrative not exhaustive list):

🔹Food waste

🔹Garden waste

🔹Residual waste (including hygiene)

🔹Dry recycling e.g. paper, glass

🔹Trade waste

🔹As a Team Leader you will ensure your training including CPC, Safeguarding etc is up to date and you will act as the safeguarding lead for your team.

Person Specification

As the successful candidate you will have demonstrated:-

🔹Hold a clean driving HGV driving licence categories C

🔹A related experience within a similar environment as described within this role.

🔹Experience and willingness to work as part and lead an effective team

🔹A good understanding of Health and Safety issues

🔹A willingness to abide by the agreed H&S policies and procedures and an ability to carry out duties in a safe and acceptable manner.

🔹Able to work without close supervision

🔹Have good communication skills

🔹Understand the purpose of the recycling and waste service

🔹Ability to oversee/supervise colleagues to ensure collections are being undertaken in a safe and professional manner

🔹Be committed to providing a quality recycling service (e.g. minimal contamination and good public engagement)

🔹Be flexible to adapt to any services or when required to undertake different duties

🔹A willingness to undertake any relevant training

🔹Ability to work outside the core hours to meet the needs of the service when required, including covering bank holidays.



**Movement between depots may be required for operational needs. In this case transport will be provided or, if asked to use own car, mileage allowance will be paid.


**Location/base may change in the future if the service location needs to relocate. which may change in the future if the service location needs to relocate (Relocation or disturbance expenses will not be paid if this happens)