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. 

Our Company Values

We are Dedicated

We are Curious

We show Respect                             

We take Ownership

We are Collaborative

We work Safe

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

7.5t Driver/Loader  
Salary: £24,984 per annum 
Full Time: 39 hours per week 
Location: Albert Road Depot, Bristol

Put waste in the right place!

Can you help Bristol Waste nothing?

Do you want to be part of the team who transforms Bristol by creating a better city for everyone?

Then don’t think twice and help keep our planet clean for future generations by applying now.

THE ROLE
Working in the recycling and refuse team, this is a physical role and will involve getting in and out of the vehicle to sort and collect recycling materials. Reporting to a Supervisor, the main objective is to drive commercial vehicles safely, load, transport and unload waste and recycling materials. This all needs to be done according to agreed customer requirements, Bristol Waste Company procedures and all external legal requirements.

Your duties will include driving and operating vehicles and equipment as required by the company in accordance with the valid licence, experience and training for that vehicle and equipment. Tasks must be done in accordance with company safety procedures and legal requirements. Additionally, you will have to tip the vehicle at the designated, approved refuse facility and load and unload waste materials in accordance with Bristol Waste Company’s policy, procedures, training and legal requirements. You must comply with all health and safety requirements, at all times

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £24,984 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 various development opportunities; life assurance of two times salary; EE discounts for Bristol Waste employees; free on-site parking (subject to availability); First Bus Commuter Travel Discount.

Requirements: It is essential to have a 7.5t licence, CPC and Digital Drivers Card. Experience or ability to undertake regular vehicle checks including oil, water and battery levels. As well as the ability to do physical work involving lifting waste bins or recycling boxes. The successful candidate will be able to understand and complete daily defect sheets, have good verbal communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work independently. Using your  initiative and working well within a small team is also vital. It is a condition of employment to work a 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
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 30 March 2020. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Jessica Tymms on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk, or by phone on 0117 440 6676. 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

 

Supervisor (Refuse and Recycling) 
Salary: circa £33,540 per annum 
Full Time: 40 hours per week 
Location: Albert Road, Bristol

THE ROLE
You will be accountable for the collections of allocated crews, so that a high-quality service is delivered in line with our client contract specification, as well as Bristol Waste Company objectives, values and performance targets. You will undertake all staff management functions of allocated crews to maximise employee engagement, performance and productivity. You will be working in a team with other Supervisors, working closely and communicating effectively with the Operations Controller, working together to resolve daily issues as a team.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £33,540 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 various development opportunities; life assurance of two times salary; EE discounts for Bristol Waste employees; free on-site parking (subject to availability); First Bus Commuter Travel Discount.

Requirements: It is essential to have knowledge of logistics and/or waste management industry; demonstratable understanding of transport management and fleet compliance; demonstrable written and verbal skills with the ability to compose letters and reports; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; an assertive management style with the ability to conduct review meetings, investigation meetings, and to undertake difficult conversations, where performance or conduct is not satisfactory; experience of leading and managing an operational team; the ability to take ownership of complex and challenging problems and to apply innovative solutions; the ability to use word processing systems and basic spreadsheets and hold a full driving licence, valid for use in the UK.

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 30 March 2020. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact the Jess Tymms on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk, or by phone on 0117 440 6676. 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

Reuse Volunteer roles
Location: Avonmouth Reuse Shop, Bristol

Are you interested in Reuse and keen to get involved? Why not volunteer at our brand new Reuse shop in Avonmouth?

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the shop, so if you’re keen to give some of your time and energy, please complete the short form on the link below and we will be in touch. There’s a range of roles from function testing electrical items to upcycling wooden furniture or helping out on the shop floor, if you think you’ve got a skill you’d like to offer please tell us. We can help with travel expenses.

A detailed job description can be found here. For more details and to apply, click on this link to tell us about yourself.

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** 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.**