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Seafield Depot 1 Fillyside Road Edinburgh, EH7 6RD
£21,697 - £21,979 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description


Waste and Recycling Collection Operatives
Bankhead or Seafield Depots.

Salary: £21,697 - £21,979
Hours: 36 per week

36 hours worked over the shift patterns below:

• Four Day Week, Tuesday to Friday (6 am - 4:45pm)
• 4 x 4 shift 06.00hrs - 17:03hrs (4 days on 4 days off)
These posts are to fill the Four day on and Four Day off (4x4) shift pattern with the recruitment process for the Four Day Week beginning in the New Year. You can be asked to work from any shift pattern or depot within the city of Edinburgh. On occasion this may be at short notice.

The Council offers other benefits such as the cycle to work scheme and myBenefits which employees can access. Holiday entitlement is 26 days plus 6 public holidays, after five years 31 days plus 6 public holidays and after ten years this increases to 34 days plus the 6 bank holidays.

Waste service also offers an opportunity to progress within the service as there is a supervisor training scheme available to successful candidates.
The City of Edinburgh Council is currently going through a recruitment process and as a result a number of permanent vacancies have been identified. The vacancies being advertised are for the position of Waste and Recycling Collection Operative working from depots within the city.

The duties will include a number of recyclable collections including food, garden and dry mixed recyclable materials as well as residual collections. This is not an exhaustive list of duties as there are other collection streams and collection methods may change in the future. You may be asked to work on any of these services on a daily basis. A flexible attitude is essential for the successful candidate as is the physical ability to move all container types within the range of services you may work on.

Candidates will have a proven track record of hard work and reliability and you must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. The ability to lift, carry and manoeuvre full waste containers to the vehicle and return them to the collection point is essential. You must be able to walk considerable distances each day. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a level of knowledge of the waste and recycling industry.

You must have a knowledge of workplace health and safety practices as waste and recycling collections take place on the public highway amongst busy traffic and members of the public. Working safely to protect yourself, colleagues and members of the public is essential.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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