We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as a Senior Operative within the Open Spaces Service.
St. Helens Borough Council is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated operative to work on our weekend Team to provide all aspects of the street cleansing service.
This is a great opportunity to join an existing team of highly trained staff responsible for the maintenance of the street cleansing throughout the borough. It is essential for these areas to be maintained to a safe and high standard throughout the seasons.
St Helens Council will offer you an attractive salary with an annual leave entitlement (rising after 5 years' service). A comprehensive range of employment benefits, including access to the local government pension scheme and sick pay scheme and on-site parking.
Duties will include:
Being the senior operative in the maintenance of Streets, Parks, Open Spaces.
To drive any vehicle, including HGVs, in order to perform all activities that fall within the street cleansing service of St Helens Borough Council.
To undertake driver’s daily checks, cleaning and maintenance of vehicles.
To sign in/out vehicle keys, and to ensure that any spare vehicle used is tipped and fuelled each day.
To carry out the removal of fly tipping, emptying of dog and litter bins, street sweeping and other duties as required.
To perform all tasks to the required level of productivity and quality.
To update current information to ensure work sheets are completed as necessary.
Taking on-site decisions in non-routine circumstances.
To pass on general communications to colleagues and being the point of contact for the office. To communicate by mobile phone, verbally or in written form at the request of management.
Dealing with public enquiries relating to street cleansing.
Carry out work to written specifications, and subsequent completion of relevant documentation to agreed timescales, including timesheets & record of inspections.
Applicants must have a full driving licence, minimum of category C with CPC.
Hours of work are Saturday 6am till 4pm (9.5hrs), and Sunday 7am till 3pm (7.5Hrs).
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting Wayne Bloor, Team Manager on 01744 674305.
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality.
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.