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Potential Industrial Action - Friday 6 October

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is preparing for planned industrial action. This is for UNISON members employed by the council.

This is in relation to a pay dispute relating to the pay award for 2023/24. If the issue is not resolved, UNISON intend to take strike action on 6 October and commence an ongoing period of work to rule from Monday 9 October. 

If industrial action does go ahead, we will have to delay green bin and bulky waste collection services on Friday 6 October to allow us to prioritise collecting your household and recycling waste. Garden waste collections that were due on Friday 6 will be moved to Saturday 7 if the action is taken by UNISON.

Most of our services will be delivered as normal, and you can stay up to date with all the latest information about any disruption to services. 

Salary £20,875 per annum with Saturday enhancement payable
Hours 37 hours (open to part time - hours and working pattern negotiable)
Location Huntingdon
Contract Type Permanent
Closing Date 20 November 2023 09:00

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high-quality services to our communities, residents and businesses. This means we must employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people.

Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision-making.

At HDC we want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising), all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

Job details

Are you looking for an exciting role that allows you to make a real difference in your community and where no two days are the same?

We are seeking passionate and committed individuals who will play a critical role in ensuring the safe and fair use of our car parks.

You will be patrolling several locations to ensure compliance with parking regulations and, where necessary, issue charge notices. You will be required to carry out checks and basic maintenance to the systems and equipment within the car parks.

The position requires someone who can work outside in all weathers, work individually and as part of a team.

We have 2 full-time roles available and welcome applications for part-time.

The full-time salary is £20,875 per annum working 37 hours, 5 days per week including alternate Saturdays.

Saturday working is payable at an enhanced hourly rate. A full-time employee working alternate Saturdays would receive approximately £1,100 additional per annum. Part-time applicants are welcome.

Whether looking for a full or part time role, you'll love spending time outdoors in all types of UK weather! You'll thrive working individually and as part of a team.

To be successful in this role, you must be aged 18 years or over and hold a full manual car driving licence.

View the job description [PDF, 0.1MB].


Does this sound like the opportunity for you? If so, we'd love to hear from you. You can apply by either completing an application form [DOCX, 63Kb] OR submitting your CV along with a covering letter or email outlining your suitability for the role to

The closing date is 9am 20 November 2023, however, this is a rolling campaign and we'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. We will close the advert early should we receive suitable applications, so please don't delay in applying! 

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact the Recruitment Team at

Please note that the official closing date is as above, and will be the correct date. Some third-party websites may have different dates. Please refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

Working for the council

As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity and are supportive employers, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work-life balance.

View our benefits.