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HGV Class 2 Driver

  • Job reference: SSIMP0002
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Domestic and Support Services
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Job description: We are looking for a fantastic refuse driver based in the Nottingham area. You need to have your class 2 licence for this post.

Please see below for a detailed job description.

1.Drive vehicles in accordance with licence requirements and the provisions of the Highway Code.

2.Complete driver log and any other records required by management.

3.Check vehicle and related plant items daily before leaving the depot completing a nil defect report, i.e. oil, water, fuel, lights, tyres, brakes and other requirements including power mechanisms. Completing low level repairs such as bulb replacements.

4.Report all vehicle defects to the Refuse and Workshop Managers via the relevant sheet.

5.Manage and utilise the vehicle on board computer system (Bartec) to provide a single point of contact for information management relating to collection schedules, assisted collections and logging of missed/damaged bins.

6.Drive vehicle to the approved tip or refuse disposal location and discharge the load as directed.

7.Complete Drivers Hours weekly log/book.

8.Return vehicle to Depot on completion of day's work and park.

9.Cleanse vehicle daily.

10.Responsible for ensuring that loads are kept within legal limits.

11.Fill vehicle with adequate fuel at the end of the working day.

12.Supervise and be responsible for the health and safety of the team members ensuring that working practices are undertaken in accordance with the council's procedures.

13.Collect sharps reported to team by the public as per training provided. Report all incidents to the Refuse Manager, complete paperwork and dispose of needles through the stores function.

14.Keep appropriate records of streets and premises where bins are not collected due to not being out, contamination, wrong bin out, overfilled (lid up), heavy, access problems, defective or damaged bins or any other problems using the Bartec IT system.

15.When agency workers are assigned to teams provide additional supervision until they are familiar with the round/s.

16.Give loading staff occasional assistance with loading heavy bins.

17.Help and assist team members in the safe loading of bulk bins (1100 litre wheeled bins) where the team is a driver and one loader.

18.As required undertake other duties, either in the Refuse or Street Cleansing Sections to provide cover for which training will be provided.

19.Communicate with the public with regards to the Council's recycling policies and procedures as and when applicable.

20.Promptly collect spilled refuse where bins are being emptied, preventing littering and road hazards.

21.Check the team allocated are all present, have the necessary personal protective equipment and receive necessary instructions.

22.Report to the Refuse Manager on the progress of the day's work.

23.Liaise with the Refuse Manager with regards to training requirements for operatives.

This one is going to go fast, so please don't delay and email your cv to and call stewart on 01772 208967 for an informal chat.