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Public Servives
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Overall Job Purpose: To join the successful team as a Refuse Supervisor. You will be required to act as Supervisor of the Refuse Service and the liaison link between operational and managerial staff and to promote and maintain a high level of Health & Safety at all times.

Responsible to: Refuse Operations Manager

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The supervision and development of staff daily to achieve high performance and deliver a customer focused approach
  • To organise the staff rota ensuring sufficient operational levels are maintained
    To recruit, manage, develop, and review team members performance to ensure the delivery of an effective service
  • To ensure that daily vehicle checks are carried out and the appropriate actions taken and deal with any urgent plant or vehicle issues to ensure safety of the crews and general public
  • To organise and supervise any casual and agency staff where necessary
  • To supervise the dispatch of crew and vehicles on a daily basis
  • To deal appropriately with any missed collections and adhoc requests
  • To supervise the return of vehicles to the depot and delivery/receipt of vehicles for service/ inspection/repair to and from the contractor
  • To ensure induction training for all new operational staff and raise ongoing training issues with the Manager
  • Assist with the assessment of rounds for both risks and efficiency and produce clear instructions for the drivers and collectors, including any written drivers notes
  • To carry out regular inspections of work and operations to ensure compliance with Health & Safety requirements and safe working practices
  • To work with the Street Scene Services Management Team to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the service and to provide cover in the team when required

Personal Qualities and Qualifications

Personal Specifications:

  • Comfortable to take responsibility
  • Able to organise own and others workload
  • Capable of working on own initiative
  • Committed to Customer Service
  • Flexible approach to work with the ability to change
  • Committed to equality of opportunity and understanding of diversity issue

Qualifications and Certification:

  • Demonstrable experience in waste management
  • An in-depth knowledge of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Hold a HGV Licence
  • Health & Safety Certificate
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a team
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety
  • Legislation and Risk Assessments

Additional Information

Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday (5:15am – 13:15 & 9:00am – ‘Finish’ rotational shifts)

Location: Willand (Based)

Remuneration: To be confirmed (DOE)

Probation: 3-month probationary period