Mark Cosham tells us why he loves his job keeping Brighton & Hove looking its best

­­­­We’ve spoken to a member of the Cityclean team about his role, what he loves about Brighton & Hove and the vital role he plays in keeping the city clean and tidy.

Mark Cosham is a street cleansing operative who has worked at the council for over 11 years.

If you live, work or visit Seven Dials, you’ll have more than likely seen Mark out and about sweeping, clearing weeds and pushing his barrow. He is very popular with residents and local business owners.

Positive feedback

We often hear from residents how much they appreciate Mark’s cheery and positive attitude, and they regularly compliment the great work he does on social media.

On a recent post in a Seven Dials community group, residents commented that Mark “is brilliant at his job” and that he “has the best smile”.

Love Brighton & Hove

Mark Cosham tells us about what he enjoys the most about working as a street cleansing operative in Brighton & Hove.

Mark said: I love Brighton & Hove. It’s a great city to work in, and I enjoy my job.

I love meeting local people and helping residents with issues that are sometimes outside of my remit; I have shared phone numbers for different departments to assist them with what they need.

“The residents in Seven Dials tell me often that they appreciate what I do for the community.

Rewarding work

“I don’t mind the weather and the job keeps me busy and warm during the cold days. The secret is to wear loads of layers when it is cold outside.

“The most rewarding part of my role is meeting new people, seeing new faces and giving back to the community.”

We asked Mark to tell us a fun fact about himself and he said “I’m lively, outgoing and enjoy walking in the countryside. I also enjoy dancing!”

We’re recruiting!

We’re on the lookout for people who enjoy working outside to join our seasonal street cleansing team.

It’ll involve being out and about on your own keeping our city clean and tidy. The job involves litter-picking, emptying bins, clearing weeds, sweeping and pushing a barrow.

You will be based around the city, in residential areas or at the beach.

It’s a fixed term role from April to September. There are opportunities for full time employment beyond this.

Are you keen to play a part in keeping our city looking its best?

If this sounds like you and something you’d enjoy, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, visit the job summary page.

You can also email Eduardo Costa if you have any questions.