Job Details

Grade: 4E
Hourly Rate: £10.76 – £11.48
Salary: £20,767.00 – £22,156.09 pro rata per annum
Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/04/2023

Working Pattern: 4 days per week and every third weekend

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Please note, the closing date for this post has been extended to 11/08/2022.

Role Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Waste Treatment team. This role would suit someone with an interest in recycling who has either a telescopic handler or 360 ticket and enjoys working in a customer service environment.

This position shall involve covering a range of waste treatment roles. This includes working at our Waste Transfer Stations operating plant such as a telescopic handler or a 360; working at our Community Recycling Centres directing and assisting members of the public on how to use the site in order to maximise recovery of the materials they are depositing.

Training for specific equipment will be provided. This role will involve working from different sites within the Scottish Borders.


One or more of the following:
Plant Tickets (e.g. CITB, NPORS, SVQ 2 or equivalent for hooklift roll on roll off or plant e.g. loadall/telehandler, 360)
A good standard of education (numeracy & literacy)

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Cameron Rice at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit. 

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