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Street Cleansing Operative
  • Employer: Gravesham Council
  • Reference: GREC2114LS
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 14:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, 2 hours contractual overtime
  • Salary: SC1/2 £20,043.24 to £21,243.24 per annum inclusive of allowances and contractual overtime.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brookvale Depot, Northfleet, Kent

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Street Cleansing Operative

Our Organisation-

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.

The role

Reporting to the Street Cleansing Manager, this post holder will be assisting with keeping the borough of Gravesham rubbish and litter free.  The post holder will be expected to collect rubbish/recycling, sweeping streets, emptying of litter/dog bins and the clearing of dumped rubbish

Main responsibilities

Undertake a range of specialist tasks including:

Emptying litter/dog bins

Removal of bulky items

Delivery/collection of clinical waste

Litter picking

Manually sweep spillage etc

Deliver/remove bins

Essential qualifications/experience-

Full Clean Driving Licence

To have a knowledge of the borough

To be able to work independently or as part of a team

Ability to prioritise tasks

Good communication skills

Desirable qualifications/experience-

Up to date Driver CPC card

Previous experience in this field

Full clean driving licence with C1 category

Experience of manual outdoor work

In return we offer you:

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.


In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.


A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Lee Hooker on 01474 337174

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.