Refuse Loader
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DEN0365
  • Published: Thu 19/11/2020, 19:59 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/11/2020, 19:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,748 - £24,491 Plus contracted overtime
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Refuse Loader

Reading Borough Council is committed to providing a high quality, effective and efficient waste collection service. We carry out a full range of domestic, recycling and commercial waste collection services to a high standard endeavouring to reduce landfill and maximize recycling across the services.




About the role

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collection of refuse and recycling in wheeled bins and bags
  • Operating compactors and loaders
  • Walking in excess 15 miles per day on designated rounds
  • Working in a team
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Follow Health & Safety procedures



About you

  • The ideal candidate should be prepared for physically demanding manual work.
  • You will be working in all weathers and must have a can do and flexible attitude.
  • Applicants with a HGV License will be at an advantage and may be required to cover permanent drivers whilst they are on leave.



Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.


A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:


  • Generous holiday entitlement  - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax


Closing Date: 30th November 2020

Interview Date: Tbc



Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.





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