Driver (HGV) – Grade E

9 June 2023
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Job Description

Job Category :Driving
Location : Prince Rock Depot, Plymouth City Council
Hours Per Week : 37.00
Start Date : immediate Start
Start Time : 06:30
End Time : 16:15
Salary: £13.41

Primary purpose of role

To deliver a quality service, ensuring safe, efficient and effective waste collection and transportation operations contributing to a greener, cleaner city. Operating a range of vehicles up to HGV Class 1 and 2 waste vehicles, up to 3.5 tonnes. Maintaining compliant drivers Certificate of Professional Competence and digital Tachograph card. Responsible for the Operator (O) licence requirements including relevant driving regulations and working time rules. Responsibility for collection crew health, safety and welfare where appropriate, productivity and quality of work. Responsibility for customer service and upholding the reputation of Plymouth City Council through the delivery of a frontline critical service.

Key activities
 Driving and operating specialised equipment and HGV in line with training and/or licencing in a public environment and on permitted sites. Driving must be courteous and strictly in accordance with the law and any site requirements. This will often require manoeuvring vehicles in a confined or restricted space ensuring the safety of all persons. (55%)
 Undertaking collection of all waste streams in accordance with relevant legislation and working within defined schedules, procedures, policies and safe systems of work. Decision making required for unplanned events and problem solving to avoid disruption to service with access to a manager as required (10%)
 Taking charge of allocated vehicle and ensuring daily start/end shift roadworthy checks and defect reporting as well as regular cleansing inside the cab and externally such as the well. (10%)
 Undertaking quality recording and completion of relevant checks and documentation s both digital and paper records. (10%)
 Supervising and motivating crew members to ensure productivity when required, staff welfare and compliance with relevant standards and safe systems of work for a greener cleaner city. Checking work and ensuring quality service delivery and customer satisfaction.
 (15%)
 Periodic requirements for high physical effort: lifting and carrying heavy
items, moving containers.

LGV driver required to drive a refuse vehicle

Essential qualifications/ knowledge

Functional skills in English and Maths level 2 or equivalent
 Full driving license including HGV Category C Driving Licence
 Current Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)
 Valid digital tachograph
 Knowledge of Health and Safety in an operational environment.
 Understanding of customer standards in a public service
 WAMITAB level 2 Certification of Sustainable Waste Management Operative
(or working towards)
 IOSH Working Safely (or working towards)
 Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations including Lifting Operation
Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) (or working towards)

Desirable experience

Demonstrable experience of HGV Category C/C+EDriving (specialist operational vehicles)
 Experience working in a front line customer facing role delivering high standards of customer care
 Experience of working in a team
 Experience of safe systems of work and health and safety in an operational