City and Neighbourhood Services – General Operative

  • Northern Ireland
  • Temporary
  • Duncrue
  • £12.28

Bluestones Staffing

Main purpose of job

Responsible to the relevant line manager for the undertaking of duties utilised in Waste Collection, Open Spaces and Streetscene Services work to include areas such as streets, entries, parks, playing fields, landscaped areas, open spaces and waste facilities either individually or as part of a team.

Ensure that all refuse and recyclable material is removed from household, industrial and commercial premises such as houses, shops, schools, business premises for appropriate disposal.

Remove and transport priority waste to the designated transfer or disposal site.  Ensure the segregation of waste to specified areas and locations for safe/special disposal eg fridge freezers and other items for recycling.

Carry out priority cleansing duties that will enhance the appearance of the public realm such as street cleansing, land clearance, street washing, cleansing of street furniture, gum removal, graffiti removal, and fly poster removal or obliteration.

Essential criteria


Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of application forms, be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least six months’ relevant experience of each of the following:

(a)   cleaning an outdoor area and undertaking gardening duties, for example, grass cutting, hedge trimming, planting, etc;

(b)   dealing with members of the public, and

(c)   an awareness of health and safety issues, including the safe use of machinery and/or equipment or including complying with correct PPE and Manual Handling.

Short-listing criterion

In addition to the above experience, Belfast City Council reserves the right to shortlist only those applicants, who are able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have at least one year’s experience in the each of the aforementioned areas (a-c).

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