Public Realm Operative Level 2

24 January 2023
£21,189 / year

Job Description

Fixed term for up to 7 months (April – November; working hours reduced to 50% in October & November) 

PLEASE NOTE – at the end of the 7 months candidates will qualify for an automatic interview for any permanent posts over Domestic waste, Trade waste and Street Scene    

The starting salary is £21,189 (Level One) rising to £21,575 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).

About the employer:

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 

About the role:

Nottingham City Council is looking for Public Realm Operatives to collect household waste bins. This will primarily be garden waste but also recycling and residual bins when required. Operatives are required to provide a range of gardening, refuse, recycling, grounds maintenance and cleansing duties throughout the City and to be flexible depending on the service needs. We operate a full garden waste collection service between April – September. The collections are then reduced by 50%, 2 weeks in October and 2 weeks in November.    


  • Be able to work flexible hours on an annualised hours basis. Work longer or shorter hours throughout different weeks across numerous working patterns. This also includes weekend working to cover bank holiday including Good Friday.
  • The role requires applicants to be physically fit and be able to work outside in all weather conditions. 
  • Applicants must have good understanding / knowledge of working in a customer focused environment and have customer care skills to deal with citizens of Nottingham on a daily basis.

For informal enquiries please contact Zarina Hearne, Tel: 07961986570 Email:      

Employee benefits:

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!