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Street Cleansing Operative (Seasonal)
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/178995/30161
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/03/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 + 1 hour contracted overtime
  • Salary: £23,275 - £23,700 (inc 1 hour contracted overtime) per annum plus enhancements
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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Street Cleansing Operative (Seasonal)

Job introduction

Love Brighton & Hove?

Are you keen to play a part in keeping our city looking its best?

We’re on the lookout for people who enjoy working outside to join our seasonal street cleansing team.

It’ll involve being out and about on your own keeping our city clean and tidy.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

About the role

The job involves:

  • litter-picking on the streets or the beach
  • emptying bins
  • clearing weeds
  • sweeping
  • pushing a barrow

It is shift work (either 5am to 1pm or 1pm to 10pm) and could be in the city centre, on the beach or in residential areas and is fixed term from April to September.

  • You will need to be: able to walk long distances (7-10 miles a day)
  • self-motivated and able to work on your own as well as part of a team
  • able to lift and carry loads of up to 20kg
  • able to interact with members of the public

There are 10x operatives central AM and 10X operatives central PM positions

You don’t need any special qualifications for this work.

We will provide you with:

  • full induction and training
  • all the equipment you need
  • specialist uniform to keep you safe
  • warm room to rest and dry your clothes at the start and end of your shift as well as on your breaks

You will be on a six-month fixed-term contract

Interviews TBC

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

If you’d like to find out more, email Eduardo Costa

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.