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Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader

Trade and Services
Belfast, County Antrim
Up to £12.80 per hour
Ref: CHGV7624_1719476218
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Job description

Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader

Rate of Pay: £12.80

Location: Duncrue Complex

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing


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).

The Combined HGV/LGV Driver Loader will undertake a variety of duties connected with driving a range of vehicles, supervising operatives, undertaking street cleansing and the collection of waste, recyclable and compostable materials from a variety of locations, for delivery to a reception point. Duties will be undertaken within specified area(s) or city-wide as appropriate and incorporate the use of the full range of Waste Collection and Recycling/Open Spaces and Streetscene containers, associated Open Spaces and Streetscene and Waste Collection and Recycling equipment, information and telecommunications technology.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Undertake all gully sucking, and other clearance of drains as required.
  7. Empty all skips safely, with due regard to the safety of staff and the public, and report any defects to the appropriate line manager.
  8. 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.
  9. Monitor the daily operation and provide management information regarding; recycling collections, contamination, additional premises and households not yet participating in recycling, etc.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

Essential criteria

Applicants must,

(a) have a full, current Category C driving licence which enables them to drive appropriate large refuse collection vehicles in Northern Ireland (a vehicle will be provided for the purposes of fulfilling the duties of this post);

(b) have a valid Driver Qualification Card (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC); and

  • be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples on the application form, at least six months' relevant work experience in each of the following two areas: (c) driving a LGV in a commercial or public sector environment; and (d) dealing directly with members of the public, in person.


If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry. [email protected]

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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