Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader

Location Belfast
Discipline: Driving
Job type: Short Term
Salary: £12.80 Per Hour
Job ref: J110344
Published: 4 days ago

Our client, based in Belfast is seeking a Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader to join their team.

Reporting to the relevant Line Manager or other line manager as appropriate, the primary function of the Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader is to provide operational cover for all vehicles and associated duties utilised in Open Spaces and Streetscene Services and City Services (Resources and Fleet).

Pay Rate: £12.80 Per Hour

Hours Per Week: 37

Working Hours: Dayshift 7:30am - 3:30pm

Job Type: Full Time, Temporary position

Job Duties:

- Operate any in-cab telematics systems as required (for example, bin and box) including bin lifts containing bin weighing equipment, bins with data chips, vehicle safety equipment (including vehicle immobilisation, locking and alarm systems and bin-lift immobilisation systems), and to report to management any defects to such equipment in a timely manner and to assist new employees in the use of such equipment.

- Use all equipment and tools etc provided safely (making sure they are in good condition at all times) and ensure that all work is carried out in an efficient and effective manner, to the required service standards, ensuring that work areas are left in a high standard of cleanliness on completion of operations and to ensure all vehicles are fully equipped and stocked with all necessary tools and supplies.

- Empty all types of receptacle and lift all loose waste, as required, ensuring the safe collection, recycling and disposal of waste. To supervise any inspection process required to ensure that materials presented for recycling are not contaminated by non-appropriate

materials. This will include both pre and post emptying of the receptacle.

- Participate in recycling promotional activities, leaflet drops, bin sticker attachment and other public survey work. To be available for staff briefing and toolbox talks and be able to relay all relevant information to the team.

- Safely carry out priority cleansing, and collecting priority waste – segregating and disposing, recycling and composting of waste as required. This includes the safe use (and storage) of any equipment and associated materials required for the priority waste cleansing process.

- Undertake all gully sucking, and other clearance of drains as required.

- Empty all skips safely, with due regard to the safety of staff and the public, and report any defects to the appropriate line manager.

- Load the vehicle with sweepers waste bags etc, remove bags and awkward household waste from its location – assist staff with heavy and other items as necessary.

- Monitor the daily operation and provide management information regarding; recycling collections, contamination, additional premises and households not yet participating in recycling, etc.

- Directly supervise allocated squad and staff ensuring that staff have all the required information to ensure they complete the daily tasks efficiently (for example, route information, schedules and rotas), and provide the appropriate management reports for the line manager.

- Take part in all required training activities including providing on-the-job coaching and training to staff as well as instructing staff in the use of plant and vehicle immobilisation and safety equipment for Open Spaces and Streetscene operations, Waste Collection and Recycling, priority waste and recycling operations.

- Ensure that staff are wearing the appropriate work wear and PPE and comply with all Health and Safety legislation and safe systems of work.

- Drive and be responsible for any allocated vehicle and any authorised passengers.

- Ensure that the vehicle is not overloaded, and to safely manoeuvre the vehicle on the daily routes.

- Adhere to appropriate driving guidelines – for example, vehicle weight, driver daily checks, accident procedure and drivers procedures (including drivers handbook), and other relevant duties.

- Adherence to health and safety at work legislation and appropriate codes of practice; safe systems of work, the safe lifting of heavy objects, recognising hazardous substances, and ensuring the safety of the public and other council staff where appropriate.

- Ensure all Operator Licencing, Tachograph and Driver Regulations are complied with and that daily record sheets for example, work records, fuel, mileage, defects, are recorded accurately and returned to the relevant manager in accordance with legislative requirements.

- Carry out Waste Collection and Recycling and Open Spaces and Streetscene duties, with due regard to property and with minimum disturbance to members of the public, hence bins and other items should be emptied and returned to their proper location undamaged and with lids closed. Appropriate mechanical aids should be used and all spillages should be cleared up.

- Obtain keys to open and close alley gates before and after Waste Collection and Recycling or Open Spaces and Streetscene operations has been completed.

- Adhere to instructions given regarding the use of landfill or other waste treatment sites and waste transfer stations.

- Liaise with the relevant line manager concerning daily route and in so far as is possible ensure that it is followed, while reporting any issues affecting completion of the daily tasks.

- Ensure that, where practicable, all waste and litter on the route is collected and, if not, inform the line manager of any non-completion as soon as possible.

- Complete all daily record sheets – mileage, fuel, defects, and any other documents, and return them to the relevant line manager daily. When appropriate implement route changes to improve efficiency for example, route optimisation.

- Assisting with mechanical and manual snow clearance and gritting of predefined areas as required.

- Carry out any reasonable requests as may be made from line management and undertake such other relevant duties as may from time to time be required.

- Undertake other duties such as waste or recycling collection, street cleansing and associated functions, when not required for driving duties and comply with any reasonable request made by the appropriate line manager.

- Carry out the duties of the post in such a manner as to safeguard and enhance the profile of council whilst adhering to the principal of high levels of customer care and focus at all times.

- Act in accordance with the council and departmental policies and procedures including customer care, equal opportunities, health and safety, safeguarding and any pertinent legislation.

- Participate in all induction and in-service training provided by Belfast City Council and in the induction and support of all newly appointed staff and other human resource management procedures as appropriate.

- Undertake the duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the council.

- Undertake such other relevant duties as may, from time to time, be required.

Job Criteria:

- Applicants must have a full, current Category C driving licence which enables them to drive appropriate large refuse collection vehicles in Northern Ireland

- Applicants must have a valid Driver Qualification Card

- Must be able to demonstrate at least six months of experience in driving a LGV in a commercial or public sector environment and dealing directly with members of the public, in person

- The ability to complete standard forms clearly to collate basic information into written reports.

- The ability to communicate effectively and deal with confrontational situations in a professional manner.

- The ability to give clear, oral insructions and information to team and members of the public

- An understanding of the importance of responding appropriately to the needs of internal and external customers

- The ability to apply customer care procedures and deal with the public in a helpful and positive manner

- The ability to make decisions on a day to day basis in relation to working methods and requirements of a small operational team

- The ability to plan and prioritise work to ensure that tasks are completed within appropriate timescales

- The ability to work as an effective team member who contributes to the success of the team and achievement of objectives by making contributions and building on the contributions made by ohers

- An understanding of health and safety responsibilities in relation to employees and the public in a high risk working environment

Additional Information:

This Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader position is in Belfast, Northern Ireland

If you're interested in this position, please send your CV to or contact our Belfast office on 028 9032 2511 and ask to speak with Ciara