Waste Collector

  • $53,714.27 p.a. + super + potential to earn additional allowances of up to $27,356.54 p.a.
  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Commencing at 5am at the Alexandria depot with free onsite parking

About us

Woollahra is an area steeped in natural beauty and heritage appealing to residents, businesses and visitors who enjoy its many parks, waterfront locations and historic buildings. Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions creating a dynamic workforce of over 400 staff members.

About the role

A permanent full-time opportunity has arisen for a Waste Collector to join our Waste Services team located at the Alexandria Integrated Facility. 

As a Waste Collector, you will collaborate with your team to carry out waste collection duties of domestic waste throughout the Woollahra Municipality. You will also assist in driving the waste compactors and drive Council's waste trucks when required.

This position commences at 5:00am from Monday to Friday with the weekend overtime work also available. You will be based at our purpose built integrated facility in Alexandria and is employed under Council's Waste Services Enterprise Agreement.

To be successful for the role, you will be physically fit to undertake the demands of the role. You will be a dedicated worker with the ability to follow instructions and work collaboratively with you peers.  

Essential Criteria

  • Physical ability to perform general labouring duties as outlined in section 7 of the Position Description.
  • HR Licence or willing to obtain within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Proven ability to follow work instructions as directed.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated awareness of WHS requirements and a willingness to be trained in Councils Safety procedures.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
  • Available to work varied hours including early starts.
  • Proven reliability and a commitment to Council’s values.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in Waste Collection at Local Government level.

What’s in it for you?

We promote equal access to opportunities within the organisation and we pride ourselves on creating a safe and engaging working environment.

We are dedicated to looking after our staff, because if we look after our people, we will be better placed to look after our community.

Eligible staff will be entitled to some of the following benefits:

  • High quality training and development opportunities 
  • Subsidised gym membership through Fitness Passport with access to 810+ fitness facilities
  • Generous personal leave provisions (E.g. Long Service Leave after 5 years’ of continuous service, Parental Leave, Health & Wellbeing Days, Study Leave)

How to Apply

  • Apply on line by clicking the 'APPLY' button.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria. Applicants that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered. 
  • If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire. 
  • You will be able to upload 2 documents only.
  • For information on applying for Council jobs, please refer to http://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/council/employment/recruitment_and_selection_process 
  • For further information about the role, please contact Jason Petroni, Waste Services Coordinator on (02) 9391 7967 during business hours
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360

CLOSING DATE:    11:59PM on Sunday, 27 November 2022

Woollahra Council is committed to responding to its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in undertaking all measures that are reasonably practical to ensure the health and safety of all our workers. As of 1st December 2021, new employees must be fully vaccinated (minimum two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide evidence seven days prior to commencement.

Should an applicant indicate that they wish to seek an exemption on medical or other grounds, they will need to provide evidence of their circumstances such as an accepted certified medical contraindication.

Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to reconciliation and strongly encourage all applicants, including, but not limited to, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people, mature aged workers, LGBTIQ and other minority groups to apply.  

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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