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 responsible for refuse and recycling collection, street cleansing and waste disposal for the people of Bristol. We also run the city’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres plus a growing Commercial waste business.

We are an enthusiastic, forward-thinking company with an ambitious vision for Bristol. A key part of this is the clear need to influence behavioural change in the city with regard to waste, recycling and litter, and to involve and empower citizens, community groups and businesses, so that, together, we can make Bristol a cleaner and greener place that wastes nothing.

Bristol Waste Company 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.

Submit your Speculative Application here

Our Current Vacancies

Communications Officer (Clean Streets) 12 month fixed-term contract
Salary: £27,000 - £28,000 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Based at Albert Road Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications Officer to join our Community Engagement team, working specifically on the Clean Streets project. The role will be based across Bristol Waste and Bristol City Council sites and will involve working with communities across the city. 

We are a passionate, forward-thinking company with an ambitious vision for Bristol. A key part of this is the clear need to influence behavioural change in the city, with a particular focus on Clean Streets activity including litter, graffiti and fly-tipping. We are committed to involving and empowering citizens, community groups and businesses so that, together, we can make Bristol a cleaner and greener place to live and work. Your role will be to educate, inform and inspire our residents about keeping Bristol clean and green through talks, tours, presentations, events, trials, troubleshooting and campaigns.

We are seeking to recruit a team player that shares our vision and values and can play a part in ensuring that we can achieve our strategic objectives, and those of our shareholder, Bristol City Council. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting the company’s marketing, communications and engagement activities as part of a dedicated team. The post-holder will have a specific focus on delivering engaging content for our website, managing our social media presence, developing newsletters and copy, and working with the marketing officer and designers on tailored collateral such as leaflets and posters. We are keen that the company engages with, and represents, all the elements of the communities that we serve.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £27,000 - £28,000 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement (pro rata); occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; access to a range of employee discounts and benefits within Perkbox; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have an outgoing, friendly and approachable manner, to build strong rapport with customers and internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate must understand the importance of delivering a great customer experience and have the ability to deal calmly and constructively with potential challenging situations, and to resolve issues satisfactorily.

From a technical perspective, it is essential to have ITC skills and familiarity with standard packages such as MS Word, Excel and Power Point. Further holding a full, clean driving licence, valid for use in the UK is an advantage.

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 22 July 2019.

If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Andreea Andrei on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk, or by phone on 0117 440 6676.

 

For full details and to apply, click here

Community Engagement Officer x 2 (Clean Streets) 12 month fixed-term contract
Salary: £27,000 - £28,000 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Based at Albert Road Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE

We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Engagement Officer to join our well-established Community Engagement team. The role will be based at our St Philips sites but will involve working with communities across the city. 

We are a passionate, forward-thinking company with an ambitious vision for Bristol. A key part of this is the clear need to influence behavioural change in the city with regard to waste, recycling and litter. We are committed to involving and empowering citizens, community groups and businesses so that, together, we can make Bristol a cleaner and greener place. Your role will be to educate, inform and inspire our residents about waste through talks, tours, presentations, events, trials, troubleshooting and campaigns.

We are seeking to recruit a team player that shares our vision and values and can play a part in ensuring that we can achieve our strategic objectives, and those of our shareholder, Bristol City Council. The post-holder will be responsible for shaping and delivering our programme of education and outreach as part of a dedicated Marketing and Communications team.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £27,000-£28,000 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; access to a range of employee discounts and benefits within Perkbox; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have an outgoing, friendly and approachable manner, to build strong rapport with customers and internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate must understand the importance of delivering a great customer experience and have the ability to deal calmly and constructively with potential challenging situations, and to resolve issues satisfactorily.

From a technical perspective, it is essential to have ITC skills and familiarity with standard packages such as MS Word, Excel and Power Point. Further holding a full, clean driving licence, valid for use in the UK is a must.

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 22 July 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Sam Chaplin on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk. Please note, if an application form is not completed via our website, we cannot guarantee your CV will be included in the interview shortlisting pack.

 

For full details and to apply, click here

Street Cleansing Operative x 10
Salary: £19,882 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week
Location: Based at Hartcliffe Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE

Street Cleansing Operatives ensure designated routes are cleansed to the required standard, ensuring compliance with health and safety policies. The role works independently but also within a team, reporting to a Driver Team Leader. Street Cleansing Operatives need to be able to work in all weathers, walk up to four miles per day, lift/carry 10kg refuse sacks into a van, manually sweep, litter pick, empty litter bins and dig out weeds.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £19,882 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; access to a range of employee discounts and benefits within Perkbox; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential you have good communication skills in order to liaise with the public and colleagues, the ability to work independently, using initiative and as part of a team, and demonstratable technical knowledge of the equipment to ensure its safe and proper use.

It is essential to be able to demonstrate suitability for physical work involving pushing/pulling waste bins, lifting waste sacks up to 10kg, and walking up to 4 miles per day.

You will be expected to work on some weekends and bank holidays. Your main location will be Hartcliffe Depot, but you may be expected to provide short-term cover at other depots on occasions.  

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 Wednesday 24 July 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Sam Chaplin on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk. Please note, if an application form is not completed via our website, we cannot guarantee your CV will be included in the interview shortlisting pack.


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.**