Cleansing Operative

  • Reference: Stevenage Borough Council
  • Application closing date: 28 Dec 2018 17:00

Job Description

The prime purpose of the post is to carry out, under supervision, Street Scene Cleansing services in compliance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act (1990), to a high standard at any location within the Borough. The postholder will be expected to be able to undertake a wide range of street cleansing maintenance duties. You will be responsible for assisting in keeping the area of Stevenage Borough free from litter and detritus.

You will be working as part of a team and the use of some mechanical tools will be required, following appropriate training. Although the postholder will have a specific work base he/she will be required to undertake works and report to other locations (by the normal starting time) within the Borough as and when required. You will report to the designated team leader and in his/her absence, to any other person supervising the area of works.

Candidate Requirements

The post requires an enthusiasm for achieving high standards of cleansing, together with a mechanical insight. The possession of a current, full, clean driving license is essential.

There will be a requirement for you to cover shifts Monday to Sunday, 5 days from 7 on a rotational basis, this may include a requirement to work early morning, evenings, weekends and public holidays. You will work an average 37 hours per week for the year. However, during periods of high demand reasonable additional hours per week may be required to be worked for which overtime will be paid.As well as a competitive salary the Council offers an attractive pension scheme, training and development opportunities, flexible working patterns, free workplace parking and child care vouchers.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Hours: 37
  • Pay: £17,972 - £18.870 Pro rata for hours worked Annually

Additional Information

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Kris White on
01438 218888.

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit

Applications must be returned by 5pm on Friday 28th December

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found on the link above.