Jobs at Bristol Waste Company

Are you interested in a career in waste management? We frequently recruit for both operative roles and office-based staff. Read through the descriptions below to see if we have a position that matches what you are looking for!

 

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Our aim is for Bristol to be a clean and tidy city which is happier and healthier for all those who live, work and study here.

Who We Are

Bristol Waste Company is your local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company. We also run the two household waste recycling centres in the city and a commercial waste service offering local businesses tailored, cost effective recycling and waste solutions.

We are committed to working in partnership with the people of Bristol to help all communities recycle more and throw away less. Our aim is for Bristol to be a clean and tidy city which is happier and healthier for all those who live, work and study here.

Bristol Waste is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership status. We support the Ban the Box initiative, a campaign which creates a fair opportunity for people with convictions to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process.

We are also part of the Bristol Equality Charter, a commitment Bristol organisations make to help improve equality, diversity and inclusion across the city. 

Does working for us interest you? We welcome speculative applications and would love to hear from you.

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Our Current Vacancies

Service Manager

Salary: circa £40,800 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Based primarily at Albert Road Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE
You will be responsible, alongside one other Service Manager, for the management of the kerbside collections operation (refuse, recycling, garden waste and commercial).

Your focus will be to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the kerbside collection service, working in line with the business objective of making Bristol a cleaner city through recovering as much recyclable waste as possible.

As Service Manager, you will work closely with the Operations Manager for refuse and recycling and in collaboration with the existing Service Manager to deliver a high-quality service to the residents of Bristol, with an emphasis on quality and excellent customer service.

Your previous management experience will enable you to successfully lead ten Operational Supervisors. Using your coaching and mentoring skills, you will develop your team and in turn improve the overall performance across the operation.

Health, safety and compliance will be at the heart of all aspects of your role.

REQUIREMENTS

You will have:

  • at least 18 months experience in managing a large operational team;
  • a good understand of transport management and fleet compliance;
  • an ability to confidently lead and manage people, demonstrating the skills to coach Supervisors;
  • the ability to apply innovative and good approaches to solving complex or challenging problems and the ability to make decisions;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation, negotiation and consultation skills;
  • experience of effectively dealing with employee relations cases (conduct, absence, grievance, etc.);
  • commercial acumen;
  • the ability to use analytical data to improve all aspects of the business;
  • excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • a full, clean driving licence;
  • excellent knowledge of the waste management industry (desirable); and
  • achieved a relevant health and safety qualification or demonstrable equivalent knowledge;
  • and experience of health andsafety legislation (desirable).

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £40,800 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement, occupational sickness entitlement, access to a defined contribution pension scheme, employee assistance programme, comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

TO APPLY
Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is Thursday 24th January 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here

HGV/LGV Driver
Salary: £25,857 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week
Based at Albert Road Depot or Avonmouth

THE ROLE
Your duties will include driving/operating vehicles and equipment as required by the company in accordance with the valid licence, experience and training for that vehicle/equipment and in accordance with company safety procedures and legal requirements. Additionally, you will be dealing with customers and other non–BWC personnel in a polite, responsible and professional manner.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £25,857 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have an LGV Cat C (HGV2) Licence and CPC. Experience or ability to undertake regular vehicle checks including oil, water and battery levels as well as physical work involving lifting waste bins or recycling boxes is also essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to understand and complete daily defect sheets, have good verbal communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work independently, use initiative and work well within a small team.

It is a condition of employment to work reasonable amount of overtime, as well as all bank holidays (except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) and the first three Saturdays after Christmas Day. 

TO APPLY
Please complete an application form via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description.  The closing date to apply is Thursday 31st January 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here

Fleet Compliance Administrator 
Salary: £24,700 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Based at Albert Road Depot

THE ROLE

The post holder needs to provide efficient and effective high-quality support to all employees of the workshop to aid them in completing tasks as required. Duties will include ensuring fleet compliance records and workshop reports are completed accurately and in a timely and efficient manner, as well as dealing with ordering and invoicing in relation to fleet services. In addition, it is important for the post holder to have an understanding of our fleet types and the type of service they need, as well as being able to communicate effectively with drivers and supervisors.  

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £24,700 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have a good working knowledge of the vehicle repair industry and experience in working with job cards. In addition, the post holder must have experience, and evidence a working knowledge of, word processing and spreadsheet packages and have the ability to file and retrieve information, both in paper and electronic formats. 

The successful candidate must have a basic knowledge of driver’s hours and the ability to operate a download device for digital tachographs. Further, the successful candidate must be numerate and capable of undertaking accurate financial and other calculations and be able to prioritise task and manage time effectively and ensure deadlines are met. 

Holding a full driving licence valid for use in the UK is essential.

TO APPLY

Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is Monday 28th January 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here.

Yard Operative/Forklift Driver
Salary: £23,691 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Based at Albert Road, Bristol, BS2 0XS

THE ROLE
As a Yard Operative, duties will include loading, transporting and unloading waste and recycling materials in accordance to Bristol Waste procedures and in line with agreed customer and external legal requirements.

Key responsibilities of this role include driving and operating vehicles and equipment as required by the company and in accordance with the valid licence, company safety procedures, legal requirements and experience and training for that vehicle/equipment.; This also includes operating the sort-line and baler machine, keeping downtime to a minimum, as well as loading and unloading recycling and waste materials in accordance with Bristol Waste policy, procedures, training and legal requirements. The Yard Operative will operate a counter balance fork lift, with rotator attachment (training will be provided for the rotator attachment) as well as maintain the site, vehicle and equipment cleanliness to a high standard, including daily vehicles checks on any vehicle driven. Some paperwork will be required where the Yard Operative must complete, check and return all paperwork required in undertaking these duties, including the monitoring of all yard incidents.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £23,691 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have a full driving licence valid for use in the UK and a Fork Lift licence (Counter Balance) qualification.

Internal candidates: training will be provided for those who do not have a forklift qualification.

The successful candidate for the Yard Operative/Forklift Driver role must have experience or the ability to organise and prioritise their work, working independently, as well as using initiative and as part of a team. They must also be able to communicate effectively and appropriately in a range of situations, including basic use of a computer, or willingness to undertake training. Given the nature of the role, the successful candidate must finally demonstrate suitability for work involving lifting of boxes and other recyclable materials as well as be able to work bank holidays and the occasional Saturday.

TO APPLY
Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is Thursday 31st January 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here


Recycling and Refuse Loaders
Salary: £22,450 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week
Based at: Albert Road, Bristol, BS2 0XS

THE ROLE
The focus of the role is loading and unloading waste and recycling materials according to agreed customer requirements, Bristol Waste Company procedures and all external legal requirements.

Key responsibilities include ensuring that all refuse and recyclable materials are collected from individual customers on the rounds, sorting, separating and bulking of any materials where applicable and that materials returned to the depot are properly and safely stored and ensuring that safe lifting and working practices are observed and appropriate personal protective clothing is worn at all times, etc.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £22,450 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.
Requirements: It is essential to have experience of, or ability to demonstrate suitability for work involving pushing/pulling waste bins and lifting of recycling boxes and other recyclable/refuse materials up to 25kg; good verbal communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to use own initiative; ability to work well within a small team and ability to use IT systems

Knowledge of correct lifting practices; ability to navigate using maps and books provided and knowledge of the local area where work is undertaken would be advantageous.

There is a requirement to work reasonable overtime, bank holidays (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day) and the first three Saturday’s after Christmas Day - for which equivalent time in lieu may be granted. Also, there may be a requirement to work at other Bristol Waste Company locations.

TO APPLY
Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is Thursday 31st January 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here

 

Please note that we do reserve the right to close application dates early in the event we receive high volumes of suitable applications. All our vacancies close at midnight on the stated closing date and late submissions will not be accepted. All applications will be shortlisted soon after the closing date. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of this date, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful at this stage. Thank you for your interest in vacancies at Bristol Waste.