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Neighbourhood Operative

About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry itself is a vibrant and multicultural city with a fascinating and inspiring story to tell. Having been awarded the City of Culture 2021 and with many other events upcoming, Coventry is an exciting place to be.

Based at Lower Ford Street, we are responsible for ensuring the City Centre is kept clean, litter free and attractive for visitors and residents of Coventry.

Looking after both Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance is a 7 day a week task. We work closely with shop owners, tenants and other sections of the council, sharing information and working together in line with Coventry City Councils One Coventry approach.


What is the job role?

Part time 34 hours per week working every weekend salary will be prorata to hours worked.

Our team may be small be we are a committed hard working workforce who want Coventry City Centre to look its best not only for our City of Culture visit  but for many years to come. 

We have a position available working as part of our Street Cleansing team. You will be working 34 hours a week on a set rota which includes both Saturday and Sunday. You will be responsible for a selected area of the City Centre, ensuring the area is kept clean and tidy at all times.

Duties include litter picking, bin emptying, removals of waste and some small scale graffiti removal for which all PPE is provided.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is physically fit and able to walk for long periods of time working outdoors in all weathers. 

The required rota is:

Saturday 9:30 – 17:30

Sunday 9:30 – 17:30

Monday 9:30 – 17:30

Tuesday 9:30 – 14:00

Wednesday – Rest Day

Thursday – Rest Day

Friday 9:30 – 17:30

34hrs per week - £9.18 per hour plus 4 additional increments working every weekend.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Interviews will be held week beginning 17th August 2020


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council


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