General Operative

  • Job Reference: CCCVACENV00122
  • Date Posted: 2 June 2021
  • Employer: Cambridge City Council
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  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £23,080 to £25,481
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

GENERAL OPERATIVE – Monday to Friday

Hours:                                         37 per week

Working Pattern:                        Monday to Friday

Contract:                                     Permanent

Salary:                                        £23,080 - £25,481 per annum (City Pay Band 3)

Location:                                    Cambridge, Cowley Road Depot

Closing Date:                              12 noon, 23rd June 2021

Interviews:                                  TBC

Here at Cambridge City we work as one council to achieve our vision where people matter, where Cambridge is a good place to live, learn and work and where we care for the planet.  There are many benefits of working at Cambridge City Council which include family friendly policies, generous annual leave entitlement, health & well-being initiatives, employee support scheme, learning and development opportunities and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our dedicated team and contribute to the work of our Streets and Open Spaces Operations Division by undertaking a range of cleansing and general gardening tasks, including the use of a full range of hand tools.

You will carry-out all aspects of general & routine grounds maintenance & street cleansing duties, to include routine collection of litter picking, emptying of litter bins including dog bins sweeping tasks & horticultural & general  grounds maintenance tasks related to the upkeep of parks and similar open spaces including Play areas, Highways and Housing land within the ‘streets & open space’ environment.

To maintain and enhance the local environmental quality for all visitors to and residents of the City of Cambridge you will also be required to operate a range of mechanical equipment, including day-to-day maintenance as required to complete allocated tasks.

Able to lift heavy objects and undertake routine street operations that require long distance manual clearance, you will be able to interpret written tasks, operate sweeping & gardening equipment and must be familiar with working in a busy city environment.  You will also have the ability to work as part of a team to ensure that work is on schedule and to a high quality.

If you are looking for a new, varied and exciting role then we want to hear from you!

The successful candidate must hold a full driving licence.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Grant Bishop

Phone: 01223 458215


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