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Waste Operative C1 - 7.5T Driver / Loader

Salary:£23194-£24496 / Grade E

Service Unit:Waste, Recycling & Fleet

Closing Date:13/04/2023

Post Number:WC01

Contract type: Permanent 

Hours: Full time

Salary: Top of grade E - £24496

Location: Oakwood House

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About you

You are required to hold a full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC card with at least 2 years remaining on it), training to retain this card will be ongoing and provided by ECC with a relevant payment for undertaking the training.

You must hold a current valid Digital Tachograph Card.

You will be required to use modern in cab technology to record all collection data on a day to day basis.
You must be self-motivated, flexible, and capable of lifting and manoeuvring heavy objects using manual handling techniques and prepared to work to exacting standards.

You should be physically fit, and have good visual and hearing abilities.

You must have a ‘can do’ attitude and be able to work as part of a team, as a driver and as a loader.

You will be responsible for your vehicle including the cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

About the role

Reporting to the Supervisors / Managers you will be required to start and finish at Oakwood House in Marsh Barton, Parking on site is free but limited.

The hours are on average, 37 hours per week, working 5 days out of 7 including catch up Saturdays after Bank Holidays and Christmas with the availability of further overtime.

As an waste operative 7.5t C1 driver you will have the responsibility for your own safety, crew safety and the safety of members of the public on a daily basis.

This is an all-weather role and full PPE will be supplied.

Training to retain the CPC card will be ongoing and provided by ECC with a relevant payment for undertaking the training.

Exeter City Council can offer you job security and some incredible employment benefits which include a generous contributory pension scheme, up to 29 days paid leave (service related), fully supported training opportunities to upskill yourself and provision of occupational health, wellbeing and employee assistance programs.

You will have access to refreshment facilities, showers / toilet facilities at the beginning, middle and end of the working shift.

You will receive full training as and when required.

About the team

To help with the Council’s commitments to move towards Net Zero by 2030 we are looking at innovative ways to achieve this in our team, to add to our expanding fleet of electric vehicles we are updating our current fleet of diesel refuse collection vehicles to electric refuse collection vehicles which we now have 3 helping to reduce the Councils carbon footprint.

As part of our continued commitment to reduce and recycle more waste streams from the doorstep we have introduced the collection of food waste to our service which we are currently rolling out in parts of the city and will continue to do so.

Exeter City Council are looking for self-motivated individuals that will be willing to participate in training to further their career progression.

What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Craig DayshInterim Waste, Recycling & Fleet Lead on 01392 265023 or via email at

Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at

Exeter City Council is a Mindful Employer



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Last updated 9 March 2023