We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

2 x Environmental Operative 1 (Waste Collection)

Closing date: 25/05/2022

Reference: REQ103861

37 hours / Fixed-Term

18,887 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit Environmental Operatives to join our busy Waste Collection Service on a, full time, fixed term, 6 monthly contract, based at our Glanyrafon Depot, Aberystwyth, or Penrhos Depot, Llandysul.

There is an opportunity to join the Local Environmental Services team providing frontline collections of recycling, food waste, residual waste and glass. The Environmental Operative post holder may be required to work as part of the wider service including Street Cleansing and Ground Maintenance. 

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Loading of refuse and recycling materials onto vehicles as required
  • Emptying litter bins
  • May be required to assist with works in the wider Local Environmental Services team in keeping with the profile of the post
  • The physical activities required include, lifting, sweeping, stretching and bending
  • Being able to work outside in all weathers

We are looking to recruit individuals who have

  • Experience of physical/manual work
  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Experience of lone working

Job Description and Person Specification 

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Highways and Environmental

We deliver efficient, sustainable and bilingual services to the people of Ceredigion, promoting well-being in our communities, pride in a healthy well-kept environment, and confidence in our local economy.  Our key responsibilities include: 

  • Transport Services: Corporate transport; Fleet management; Parking Services; Harbours.
  • Highways Maintenance: Cyclic and Routine Maintenance; Emergency response; Highways inspection; Winter service.
  • Highways Development: Planning liaison; Road safety; Regional transport; Street lighting; Streetworks; Traffic management; CWIC/NMWTRA; Design supervision; Flood and coastal risk management; Highways improvement.
  • Local Environment Services: Waste Collections; Household waste sites; Grounds maintenance; Street cleaning.