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Waste Operative LGV C Driver / Loader

Salary:£24948-£26845 / Grade F

Service Unit:Waste, Recycling & Fleet

Closing Date:13/04/2023

Post Number:WO02

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: £26,845 (top of Grade F)

Location: Oakwood House

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About you

Exeter City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and would welcome applications from all backgrounds.

If you are a class C LGV Driver and share our ambitions, visions and values to make Exeter a safer, cleaner, greener and more vibrant place to live, work and visit, then this role is definitely for you.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals, who are looking to make a difference with a ‘can do’ approach. Working as part of a team is a rewarding part of the job, so helping out with loading duties is part of our team task and finish ethos.

This is a physical role that requires the movement of wheelie bins and handling sacks, so it will definitely keep you fit!

Whilst we are seeking applications for full time positions, we will also consider applications for part time working.

We offer on the job training and instruction on the various vehicles we operate in our fleet as well as our in cab technology, so your experience as a driver will be utilised and your skills and knowledge base will increase.

Whilst it would be advantageous if you hold a full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC card with at least 2 years remaining on it) and a valid Digital Tachograph Card, this is not necessarily a barrier to you applying for this role. We can assist with helping you obtain a CPC and digital tachograph driver’s card if you do not already have one and training to retain this card will be ongoing and provided by Council with a relevant payment for undertaking the training.

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.

The role is an early start, predominately a 6.00am start.

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 a waste operative class C LGV driver / loader 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 Exeter City Council with a relevant payment for undertaking the training. Other necessary training will be provided as part of our ongoing development in you.

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

Parking on site is free but limited.

About the team

Waste, Recycling and Fleet is a busy service that reaches every household in the city. We also provide services to many businesses within the city too. Conducting over 67,000 collections a week, our professional drivers play a crucial role not only through their driving skills, navigating Exeter’s busy roads, but also being the key to ensuring that our loaders operate safely.

We have a team of staff who are proud to work for the City Council and put the residents of Exeter at the heart of everything we do.

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 teams

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.

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 Daysh, Interim Waste, Recycling & Fleet Manager 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