Recycling Collection Vehicle Driver (RCV)

  • York (Harewood Whin), North Yorkshire
  • Full-time, permanent, 4 days' over 7
  • £14.61 per hour, plus holidays, pension and discounts

 

Pay: £14.61 per hour, £36,466.56 per year equivalent at 48 hours per week

Benefits: 5.6 weeks’ holiday, pension, benefits and discounts

Hours: 4 days’ out of 7 days’, including one weekend day per week.

Contract: Permanent, full-time, approximately 48 hours per week

Locations: York (Harewood Whin)

 

“Yorwaste is growing and are looking for professional drivers to help drive the business forward. If you are looking for a competitive hourly rate, better work-life balance, and a change in road, then you might be looking at your new career at Yorwaste.”

 

About You

As a Recycling Collection Vehicle driver, you will demonstrate great navigational skills, reliably sticking to learned routes on your scheduled rounds. Working alongside a loader, you will share responsibility handling, moving and loading waste units and materials into the vehicle.

You will be a positive and enthusiastic person, able to adapt to operational obstacles that may arise in varying weather conditions. You will understand how to work safely and in accordance with regulation and legislation to be part of a Company that received five stars in the Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council.

You are able to demonstrate great communication skills, speaking regularly with our transport planners and customers to help deliver an efficient and friendly service. You will demonstrate good organisational skills, good management of personal workload and knowledge of keeping to schedules and routes. You may be asked on occasion to help with other routes if required to support the wider team across North Yorkshire.

 

Essential Qualifications
  • Category C Drivers Licence with no current or historical driving disqualifications
  • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

It is desirable that the successful candidate have previous experience with a Recycling Collection Vehicle, however not essential.

For further details of the role, please read the Job Description – Drivers Cat C (Class 2)

 

 

About Yorwaste

Yorwaste is North Yorkshire’s leading waste management company, passionate about supporting community and local environment, while delivering a warm and professional customer experience. They believe in investing in our team and the tools you need to succeed. Last year they invested over £300,000 in new environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles to add to the fleet.

Joining us at Yorwaste is more than just a job. They strive to provide the team with a long-term stable career, training and development, and a positive engaging working environment. As an equal opportunities employer, alongside our commitment to inclusion and diversity, they take pride in supporting the development of North Yorkshire and its people.

Yorwaste drivers take pride in their work and would want the vehicles to be taken care of as if they were your own; preventing them from unnecessary damage and avoiding future problems developing.

 

Your Offer

In return, you will receive an hourly rate of £14.61 per hour, equivalent to a basic annual salary of £36,466.56, working 48 hours’ per week. You will also receive extra allowance for working Sundays and Bank Holidays, and there may be opportunity for additional hours. You will be entitled to 5.6 weeks’ holiday, including bank holidays, increasing to 6.6 weeks after 5 years employment.

This is a permanent role working full-time, 4 days’ out of 7 days’. These 4 days’ will fall between Monday to Friday resulting in Saturday and Sunday being scheduled rest days, plus 1 more during the week. Shifts are approximately 12 hours long, resulting in approximately 48 hours per week.

At Yorwaste you will have access to a company pension as well as benefits and discounts such as a cycle to work scheme and technical equipment scheme. Through an Employee Assistance programme they offer great access to health and wellbeing resources as well as acknowledging and rewarding great health and safety procedure, innovative ideas and recognition for long service.

 

Apply Now

To apply, please complete the application form on the Yorwaste Careers Page, which will allow you to submit your CV. Alternatively please send your CV and a completed Yorwaste Driver Application Form to melissa.humpleby@northyorks.gov.uk.

 

The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 18th June 2023

Shortlisting will be completed week commencing Monday 19th June 2023

Interviews are planned to take place Wednesday 28th June 2023

 

We are unable to consider applications from candidates who have not completed both the Application Form and submitted a CV.

Interviews may take place throughout the recruitment process, and we reserve the right to remove this vacancy before the proposed deadline in the event of the position being filled, or a high number of applications are received.

Yorwaste is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief.

We will not accept applications from agencies and can only consider applications from individuals with right to work within the UK.

Closing date: 18th June 2023

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    Yorwaste is North Yorkshire’s leading waste management company, passionate about supporting community and local environment, while delivering a warm and professional customer experience. They believe in investing in our team and the tools you need to succeed. Last year they invested over £300,000 in new environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles to add to the fleet.

    Joining us at Yorwaste is more than just a job. They strive to provide the team with a long-term stable career, training and development, and a positive engaging working environment. As an equal opportunities employer, alongside our commitment to inclusion and diversity, they take pride in supporting the development of North Yorkshire and its people.

    Yorwaste drivers take pride in their work and would want the vehicles to be taken care of as if they were your own; preventing them from unnecessary damage and avoiding future problems developing.

    In return, you will receive an hourly rate of £14.61 per hour, equivalent to a basic annual salary of £36,466.56, working 48 hours’ per week. You will also receive extra allowance for working Sundays and Bank Holidays, and there may be opportunity for additional hours. You will be entitled to 5.6 weeks’ holiday, including bank holidays, increasing to 6.6 weeks after 5 years employment.

    This is a permanent role working full-time, 4 days’ out of 7 days’. These 4 days’ will fall between Monday to Friday resulting in Saturday and Sunday being scheduled rest days, plus 1 more during the week. Shifts are approximately 12 hours long, resulting in approximately 48 hours per week.

    At Yorwaste you will have access to a company pension as well as benefits and discounts such as a cycle to work scheme and technical equipment scheme. Through an Employee Assistance programme they offer great access to health and wellbeing resources as well as acknowledging and rewarding great health and safety procedure, innovative ideas and recognition for long service.

    We continue to invest to deliver a range of waste reuse, recycling, and disposal options to meet the requirements of our customers.

    Sandy Boyle, Managing Director
    Yorwaste waste management drivers in lorry