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Streetpride Operative

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

One Coventry

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

The Streetpride Service is Coventry City Councils Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance Service.  It has a responsibility and statutory duty to keep the City Clean, Green and attractive for all.

Keeping the City clean and green is a huge challenge and not one we can do on our own.  The service is delivered by a flexible locally committed workforce who work well with the different residents, communities and partners ensuring a One Coventry approach by enabling people to do more for themselves.

The service operates out of 2 strategically based sites in the North and the South of the City and provides a cleansing service 7 days per week for 52 weeks of the year.

We currently clean 10’000 miles or road network each year and empty over 3’000 street litter bins each week.

The service is also responsible for delivering the Grounds Maintenance works across all our Parks and Open Spaces including our 5 Green Flag Parks and cuts approximately 6 million square metres of grass every 20 working days.  That is the equivalent of cutting one thousand football pitches.

What is the job role?

As Streetpride Operative, you will be working as part of a team, you will support the maintenance and improvement of streets, neighbourhoods, parks, and open spaces by undertaking a range of street cleansing and grounds maintenance activities and ensuring all work is carried out under the appropriate Safe Systems of Work.

The main duty of this role involves driving and operating a mechanical Pavement Sweeper for which either a pre-1997 driving licence or a class C entitlement is required. CPC is desirable however training will be provided for the right candidate. 

Working Hours: Thursday to Monday 5 am until 1 pm working every weekend which attracts an additional weekend pay increment.

Other duties will include the below however please read the Job Description & Person Specification for more details. 

  • sweeping streets, emptying bins
  • litter picking areas
  • removal of dead animals and undesirable waste e.g. dog fouling
  • collection of flytipping 
  • small scale graffiti removal

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will:

  • be reliable and committed
  • have a professional attitude and are willing to take on the tasks and duties within the remit of the role and service area
  • be physically fit and able to walk for long periods and work in all weather conditions
  • able to undertake a range of various labouring tasks involving bending, pulling, and lifting.
  • customer-focused and able to remain respectful, calm, and polite in environments where they may experience challenging behaviours or situations when assisting the general public and customers by responding to minor queries and complaints
  • confident to take appropriate action to avoid formal complaints.

In addition, you should have:

  • Knowledge of Health and safety in the workplace (incl. PPE)
  • Ability to operate basic hand and power tools
  • Able to work flexibly across any shift if necessary with notice given
  • A minimum of a pre-97 or Category C manual driving licence
  • CPC training is desirable but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate

Discussions about the role are warmly welcomed. Please contact Dan Powell,  ( to arrange.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

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

Interview date: 22nd April 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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