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Seasonal Street Scene Operative


Employer West Lancashire Borough Council Reference HR1093 
Published 14 March 2018  Closing date 12 p.m. Midday on Wednesday 28 March 2018 
Working Pattern Full Time  Hours 36 
Salary £16,781-17,772 per annum pro rata (pay award pending) Disclosure N/A 
Location Robert Hodge Centre, Skelmersdale   Duration  Fixed Term April 2018 to September 2018 



Would you like to contribute to the local community and make a difference to the local area? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for three Seasonal Street Scene Operatives to join our team within Street Scene Services. As a Seasonal Street Scene Operative you will work as part of an experienced team to provide a high quality environmental maintenance service including both planned and reactive work for all aspects of street cleansing and grounds maintenance functions.

You will carry out all aspects of maintenance of turf areas, ornamental beds and horticultural displays including soil preparation, edging, strimming, pruning, hedge maintenance and weed control. You will also undertake all aspects of manual cleansing of public spaces including litter picking, sweeping, removal of weed growth from pathways, fly tipping removal, emptying of litter and dog bins in addition to the removal of graffiti and fly posters as directed.

The successful candidates will hold minimum qualifications of GCSE English and Maths, Grade C or above (or a grade 4 or above under the new qualification framework) (experience within a similar role may satisfy this requirement). You will have experience of working as part of an operational team, and experience of using commercial handheld plant and machinery.


Find out more about working for the Council by downloading our Recruitment Pack (Pdf, 1.48mb)

Download an Application Form (MS Word, 766kb)

Download an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (MS Word, 100kb) - This form must be submitted with every application. We use this information to check how effective our HR policies are and ensure that discrimination does not occur.

Completed application forms (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) should be emailed to Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk Please submit these documents in MS Word format.

If you are unable to return the application form by email, then you can send your completed application form to: West Lancashire Borough Council, Human Resources, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2DF.

If you cannot apply using the above application form, then please call 01695 577177 or email Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk

All applications for vacancies should be submitted by the application method stated. Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.

Please note that if you have not been invited to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.

Important advice about completing your application

Your completed application form plays an important part of your selection as it is the only basis for considering your initial suitability for the post.

The following advice should help you to complete the application form as effectively as possible:

  • Consider the contents of the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form. Ask yourself why you are interested in the job. Don't copy the same application for a series of jobs.
  • Study the Person Specification carefully. This outlines the essential abilities/skills/experience and other requirements that are required for this job.  It also lists the desirable criteria that ideally we would like the candidate to possess to have the potential to develop.
  • Try to complete your application in a concise, well-organised and positive way.
  • Check for spelling or grammatical errors if this is important in the job that you are applying for, do not rely on spell check.

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