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.

5 x Environmental Operative

Closing date: 08/02/2023

Reference: REQ104388

37 hours / Fixed-Term

20,812 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The Local Environment Services is a group within Ceredigion County Council that delivers a range of services to the communities of Ceredigion. To assist with the delivery of these front line services we are looking for 5 enthusiastic people to join our Grounds Maintenance team for a fixed period from beginning of March to the end of October.

We are currently looking for 3 people to join the team based at Bryn-Y-Mor nursery in Aberystwyth and 2 further vacancies in Penrhos Depot near Llandysul. Activities you would be expected to undertake is included grass cutting, shrub bed maintenance along with assisting with all works in the councils cemeteries.

The post holders will have a supporting role within in a team carrying out a range of activities across a number of locations.

On a day to day basis you will:   

  • Carry out checks prior to using battery and petrol powered equipment and check all hand tools are fit for purpose.
  • You will be required to work on your own for part or whole days depending on the teams work load for the week/day.
  • Be expected to work irrespective of the weather conditions.

We are looking to recruit individuals:

  • Who enjoys working in the open air and is accessible to the public.
  • Have a full driving licence.
  • Have experience of similar physical work.

The post requires a limited degree of fluency in the Welsh language.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Job Description and Person Specification

Note: We reserve the right to amend 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.