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

LGV driver

Salary: £26,684 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week
Location: Albert Road or Avonmouth Depot, Bristol
 
THE ROLE
Working in the recycling and refuse team, in a crew of three, this role 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 of the role is to drive commercial vehicles safely, load, transport and unload waste and recycling materials 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, and in accordance with company safety procedures and legal requirements. Additionally, you will have to tip of vehicle at designated and approved refuse facility and to load and unload waste materials in accordance with Bristol Waste Company’s policy, procedures, training and legal requirements, complying with all health and safety requirements.
 
The role will involve interacting with customers and other non–BWC personnel, and you are expected to action in a polite, responsible and professional manner.
 
In exchange, we offer: a salary of £26,684 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 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. 
 
Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is 6th June 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Sam Chaplin on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk, or by phone on 0117 440 6676.
 

Refuse and Recycling Loader

Salary: £23,168 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week
Location: Albert Road Depot, Bristol, BS2 0XS
 
THE ROLE
Working in the recycling and refuse team, in a crew of three, this role is reporting to a Supervisor, and 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 £23,168 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 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.
 
Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is 6th June 2019. 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.
 

Yard Supervisor (Transfer Station – Albert Road) INTERNAL ONLY

Salary: circa £32,500 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Albert Road Depot, Bristol, BS2 0XS

THE ROLE
Working in the Transfer Station at Albert Road Depot and reporting to the Processing Operations Manager. The purpose of this role is to supervise and performance manage the work of a team of Yard Operatives and Forklift Drivers, to load, transport and unload waste and recycling material in accordance to Bristol Waste Company procedures and in line with agreed customer and external legal requirements.
 
Duties will include prioritising, allocating and monitoring the work of Yard Operatives and Forklift Drivers within the Transfer Station; monitoring operatives’ performance against service delivery standards, through effective supervising and guidance.
 
In exchange, we offer: a salary of £32,500 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 experience which demonstrates the ability to effectively supervise, provide guidance, instruction, support and motivation to an operational team; experience of understanding and working knowledge of health and safety and other associated relevant legislation; and experience of IT skills which demonstrates the ability to undertake general administration duties.
To be successful, you must have excellent leadership and people management skills, interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. As well as excellent communication skills in order to liaise with employees, the public and colleagues, and excellent customer service skills.

It is essential for the post holder to have the ability to work independently, use initiative and work as part of a team; to be assertive and remain calm under pressure; have demonstrated ability in training and developing a team with the ability to coach employees; and posses written skills in order to undertake employee investigations and compile investigation reports to an acceptable standard.
Holding a full driving licence valid for use in the UK and a Forklift Licence (Counterbalance) qualification is a must. Holding a IOSH qualification or Class 2 Driving License is desirable.

The post holder will be required to work a number of Bank Holidays and Saturdays after Bank Holidays, as well as being expected to work reasonable overtime in line with the needs of the business.
 
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 30th May 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact: recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk, or by phone on 0117 440 6676.
 
 

The below job vacancy is being recruited by Bristol City Council. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Bristol Holding Limited Group of companies, as Group Company Secretary. 

Joining a small team at Bristol Holding level, you will provide Company Secretarial Services for the companies in which Bristol City Council is shareholder, including Bristol Energy Limited, Bristol Waste Company Limited, Goram Homes Limited and other entities within the wider family, in order to support agile decision making and the success of the companies in achieving their business objectives.

Working Hours Full Time
Employment Type Permanent
Location Various
Salary £38,813 - £41,675
Ref No 3407

As Group Company Secretary, you will play a critical role at the centre of the governance structure; working with the Managing Directors of the subsidiary companies to plan board meetings, track and schedule decisions, taking high quality minutes, and ensuring all meeting and company filing information is accurately documented and filed.

You will support the boards’ directors in ensuring compliance with respect to governance matters, company law or general regulatory compliance (not including specific industry regulation), providing necessary basic governance training and raising matters which may warrant the attention of the board.

Your work will provide a golden thread of structured administration, recording & statutory filing throughout the family of companies and a model of best practice which can be applied to new subsidiary companies which may be developed in the future.

In addition to the Managing Directors and Chairs of the boards that you will support, you will also work as part of the small team managing the activities of Bristol Holding.  The Company Secretary will also work closely with the Shareholder Liaison function & Legal Officers within Bristol City Council to develop and maintain robust, seamless and agile decision making processes.

About you
You are likely to already be working as a company secretary, or senior company secretarial assistant for a small group of organisations, or larger single entity.

You will need to have significant experience in all matters relating to the role, including working with Executive and Non-Executive Directors, and have the ability to work independently, and be self-motivated, ensuring a seamless transition from the current company secretarial arrangements.

You’ll be the ‘go to’ subject matter expert on company secretarial matters, with access to additional legal support as required in the support of the company boards on more detailed legal matters which are ‘out of the ordinary’.

You’ll be a confident communicator, with good attention to detail, the ability to juggle competing deadlines and the motivation to complete those tasks that underpin business success. You’ll need to be able to build an effective network both at Board level and within each of the businesses you support in order to develop your understanding of the environments in which they operate, and provide a high quality responsive service to each of them.

The role operates within a fast-paced environment, which is constantly evolving. As a consequence, you’ll need to be flexible to deliver work simultaneously across multiple projects and businesses. You will require a high level of interpersonal sensitivity and ability to raise issues and promote good governance with diplomacy and tact.

About the companies
Bristol Energy is a sustainable energy company built with social value at its heart, on a journey to shape a new industry model for the supply of locally generated energy whilst delivering a legacy for the people of Bristol.

Bristol Waste is the City’s recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company, committed to working in partnership with the people and businesses of Bristol to create a better city for everyone, helping all communities and businesses recycle more, throw away less and waste nothing.

Goram Homes is an exciting start-up, established to increase the supply of housing in Bristol and deliver commercial returns back to Bristol City Council (BCC), by partnering with a private sector delivery partner.

Bristol Holding is the parent company of a number of BCC’s companies. It provides financial, governance and other support services for other companies under Council ownership, outside of the group structure.

Whilst BCC’s suite of companies is varied in scale and purpose, they have critically important roles to play in Bristol’s ambitious plans with respect to housing, energy, the environment and smart city technology. Ensuring effective governance, assurance and compliance for these companies will be critical in ensuring their success.

For more information on the businesses mentioned above please follow the links below.
https://www.bristol-energy.co.uk/
https://www.bristolwastecompany.co.uk/
https://www.goramhomes.co.uk/

Be part of something truly unique and of real value
You will be working with businesses leading on the forefront of innovation in the energy and technology sectors as well as assisting in the delivery of essential public services and real measurable outcomes for residents of Bristol.

Bristol City Council and its subsidiary companies are leading the way in the local government sector, in the exploration of the commercialisation of services, assets and adopting entrepreneurial approaches in order to address market failure, increase the budgetary resilience of the council and deliver services in new and innovative ways for the benefit of residents and the most vulnerable in Bristol.

If you have a passion and interest in supporting entrepreneurial businesses which have a profit as well as a social purpose, then this role may be for you.

For full details and to apply for this role, please visit the Bristol City Council website. If you have any queries then you are welcome to get in contact with Helen.Davis@bristol.gov.uk

Business Development Executive (Digital Sales Centre)
Salary: circa £23,000- £25,000 per annum, plus sales commission structure
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Ashton Court Estate, Bristol BS41 9JN

THE ROLE
The Business Development Executive will work closely with the Business Development Director and Managers to establish a robust sales pipeline that drives growth in line with our shareholder expectations and business blueprint.

Duties will include developing and implementing sales initiatives that will attract new customers and support the retention and growth of current customers in the region as well as leading the sales drive into a wider integrated services business providing waste management and soft FM services. Finally, the BDE will work with the Head of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement a sales and marketing plan, market and sales research and information dossiers for assigned business activities, new key targets, customers and locations.

In exchange, we offer: a salary range of £23,000-£25,000 per annum (plus sales commission structure), 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 appropriate range of professional qualifications related to the role, i.e. post graduate sales qualification and member of professional body such as CIM. A high level of experience with social and network selling methods using B2B applications such as LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Showpad and experience of establishing and using a cloud-based sales CRM system is also essential.

The successful candidate must have several years’ experience of working within online/digital/telesales environments, be experienced in lead generation activities using telesales and digital methods as well as experienced in using a modern CRM system for pipeline and key account management.

Ideally, the right candidate would be experienced in selling complex B2B service products in a dynamic sales environment with a high “field sales/key account” content, have a good understanding of working with a public sector organisation and a great sense of humour.
 
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 Friday 7 June 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Sam Chaplin at recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk or by phone on 0117 440 6676.


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Administration Manager
Salary:
£27,000 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Based at Albert Road Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE
Working in the Customer Service team and reporting to the Customer Service Manager. This role is to manage the administration function and to supervise the administration team across all Bristol Waste Company service areas and sites. To monitor the quality and quantity of work undertaken, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that a high-quality administrative service is provided to customer satisfaction and to agreed service standards.

Duties will include; leading and managing a multi-site Administration team; responsibility for maintaining the admin and training manual and the training and induction processes for all new starters; supervising the processing of raising orders for several service departments; producing regular and ad hoc system reports; ensuring GDPR compliance; as well as effectively communicating with Operations Supervisors and Service Managers.

The post holder will also be responsible for maintaining administrative and reception staffing across the services and functions of the business. As well as ensuring that reception areas are professionally maintained and that visitors are greeted in person, or on the telephone to a high professional standard, and that site inductions are carried out with visitors.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £27,000 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 experience as a team leader, supervisor or office manager, including strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, mentor and manage a team. To be successful you must have proven competence in business and administration processes, as well as excellent office software skills, including email, spreadsheets and databases, and an ability to handle information securely and confidentially.

Ideally, you will have a team leadership qualification, at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role, and experience of a waste or service management system. 

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 27 May 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Sam Chaplin on recruitment@bristolwastecompany.co.uk, or by phone on 0117 440 6676.
 

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Reuse Apprentice
Salary:
£15,350 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Based at Avonmouth, Bristol

THE ROLE
Working from our Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) based at Avonmouth, and reporting to the Reuse Coordinator, this post is to provide support to Reuse within Bristol Waste; preparing items for sale, carrying out safety and functionality checks. Working in line with the Reuse Strategy to support Bristol Waste and partner organisations to strengthen and broaden reuse activities in Bristol. More broadly the role will involve gaining a full understanding of the principles of waste and recycling, resource management and the waste hierarchy.

Duties will include preparing items for reuse; cleaning, cataloguing and testing items ready for sale in the Reuse Shop and online; providing friendly and professional customer service in the Reuse Shop; taking payments, assisting customers, opening and closing the shop; presenting stock for sale on the shop floor; creating window displays, carrying out stock rotation; using online platforms to promote reuse at Bristol Waste, including eBay and social media.

The postholder will also be responsible for building strong working relationships with Bristol Waste HWRC staff; liaising with partner organisations to arrange collections of items from HWRCs and championing reuse across the company.

Requirements: It is essential to have Level 1 English and Maths; hold a current driving license, valid for use in the United Kingdom; have effective communication skills both verbally and non-verbally; that you are able to attend training on relevant topics (upcycling, repair etc); it is essential you demonstrate numeracy skills with the ability to undertake accurate calculations; demonstrable ability to work on own initiative, both independently and co-operatively as part of a team; demonstrate proficient IT skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and online platforms such as eBay and social media, and a willingness to learn new applications and technology as appropriate

Special condition: The successful candidate is required to undertake college or study to complete Level 2 Waste Resources qualification during the paid working week (study may be weekly or in block periods); and is required to complete and pass each part of the apprenticeship qualification to continue each year of the apprenticeship.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £15,350 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.

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 5 June 2019. 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.

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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.