Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree the introduction of the new role of Crew Chargehand to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Refuse Service.
The Director of Communities and Environment:
a. agreed to the introduction of the new Chargehand role in line with the Review of Refuse Operations.
b. agreed that the protocol on recruitment to the new role agreed with the Trade Unions and appended to the Review of Refuse Operations interim progress report of May 2019 be followed.
c. noted that implementation of the proposals is ultimately subject to a sufficient number (75%) of current Refuse Drivers applying to move to the new Chargehand role so as to become operationally viable (an indicative expression on interest exercise undertaken indicates that 94% of drivers want to become a Crew Chargehand).
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Other reasons / organisations consulted
The two main unions that represent refuse staff (Unison and GMB) have been involved in the service review that this proposal is linked to. They have been consulted on the proposed Job Description. They will be consulted on the draft DDN.
Councillor Rafique, Executive Board Member
Contact: John Woolmer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 01/07/2019
Date of decision: 05/07/2019
Effective from: 13/07/2019