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!

 

Follow us on LinkedIn to be notified of our latest vacancies  

 

 

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


Contracts and Procurement Advisor Part Time
Salary:
circa £30,000 per annum (FTE) pro rata in line with hours
Part Time: Hours Negotiable
Location: Albert Road Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE

The post holder will need to provide procurement support and advice to internal and external stakeholders in accordance with BWC and statutory regulations. Duties will include identifying, organising, facilitating and conducting the letting of contracts for a wide range of supply, service and works procurement arrangements for the Company.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £30,000 per annum (pro rata in line with hours), 25 days holiday entitlement (pro rata for part time hours); access to a defined contribution pension scheme; employee assistance programme; life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have a minimum of 3 years procurement experience, in a similar role, knowledge of contract law and EU public procurement regulations. As well as experience running public sector procurements, in accordance with the PCR 2015.

To be successful, you must have 2 A levels or equivalent, excellent and effective writing and verbal communication skills, the ability to analyse complex information and present logically. As well as being an organised and self-motivated person.

On the technical side, the post holder will need to be numerate, computer literate, have excellent attention to detail, with practical experience of Microsoft Office products, in particular Excel and Word.

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 28 October 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. 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

LGV/SVD Driver
Salary:
£26,684 per annum 
Full Time: Average 39 hours per week (4 days on 4 days off working pattern)
Location: Hartcliffe Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE
Working in the street cleansing team, 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 RCV/commercial vehicles/mechanical sweeper/HIAB safely, load, transport and unload waste and recycling materials, and cleanse. 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 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. You must comply with all health and safety requirements at all times.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £26,684 per annum, 18 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. The ability to use initiative and work well within a small team is also vital.

Working a rota of 4 on and 4 off, contractual hours will include bank holidays and weekends. For days worked Monday to Friday start and finish times will be 7:30am to 7:30pm; for days worked Saturday and Sunday start and finish times will be 6:00am to 6:00pm. There is a requirement to work reasonable overtime. You will receive time off in lieu for bank holidays worked. 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 Monday 21 October 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. 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

Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) Operative x 2
Salary:
£21,028 per annum 
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Days Road HWRC, Bristol

THE ROLE
Working in a team of six and reporting to a chargehand, the post holder will actively participate in all operations involving the receipt of waste and recycling. Working on a rota, duties will include controlling the receipt and separation of recycling and disposal and reuse of waste received, engaging with members of the public and directing the loading and transfer of waste and recyclable materials to final disposal points. Further the post holder will be carrying out general site duties such as housekeeping of site grounds, buildings and staff facilities, and when trained to do so, driving wheeled loading shovel and other mobile plant. As well as carrying out inspections and reporting defects of mobile plant, vehicles and other equipment.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £21,028 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 in a customer-facing role and good communication skills. You must be able to demonstrate experience of effective contribution to team working and the ability to work effectively without direct supervision.

To be successful you must be able to learn to operate a wheeled loading shovel and forklift truck, as well as being able to operate a computerised weighbridge, training will be provided for both. The post holder must have an understanding of the relevant health and safety practices; alongside experience or ability to demonstrate suitability for physical work involving the lifting of weights up to 25kg, manual handling to include pushing/pulling waste bins.

Willingness to work flexibly and adapt to changing roles to meet operational requirements is required.

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 25 October 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. 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

Innovation and Sustainability Coordinator - Fixed term 12 months
Salary:
£27,000 to £29,000 per annum 
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Location: Ashton Court, Bristol

THE ROLE
You will support the Innovation and Sustainability Team to develop and lead on projects and ad-hoc assignments that support the strategic aims of business blue print innovation plan. Within the team we strive to increase recycling, reduce general waste and are passionate about wasting nothing. We are a dynamic award-winning team that thrive in the challenges posed to deliver these changes. You will report to the Head of Innovation and Sustainability and be based at Ashton Court in Bristol. 

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £27,000- £29,000 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 and understanding of the waste and recycling industry, the ability to demonstrate analytical ability and experience of research methodologies. You will also require the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations to sections of the business and community. It will also be an expectation to be able to present information in concise reports and presentations and have a problem-solving attitude.

To be successful you must be educated to degree level or equivalent, have sound ICT skills, specifically MS Office suite. Financial awareness to produce basic financial models where appropriate alongside innovative thinking, enthusiasm and a determination to see projects through to a successful conclusion are 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 Friday 25 October 2019. If you would like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Sam Chaplin 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

Street Cleansing Operative 
Salary:
£19,882 per annum 
Full Time: 39 hours per week (6.00am - 2.18pm)
Location: Lewins' Mead 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 demonstrate 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 Lewins Mead 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 Friday 25 October 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. 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

Loader x 2
Salary:
£23,168 per annum 
Full Time: 39 hours per week (4 days on 4 days off working pattern)
Location: Hartcliffe Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE
Working in the street cleansing team, with a driver, this role is reporting to a Supervisor. 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. You will also be required to ensure 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, 18 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.

Working a rota of 4 on and 4 off, contractual hours will include bank holidays and weekends. For days worked Monday to Friday start and finish times will be 7:30am to 7:30pm; for days worked Saturday and Sunday start and finish times will be 6:00am to 6:00pm. There is a requirement to work reasonable overtime. You will receive time off in lieu for bank holidays worked. 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 Monday 28 October 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. 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 6 (4 days on 4 days off working pattern)
Salary: £19,882 per annum 
Full Time: 39 hours per week (4 days on 4 days off working pattern)
Location: Lewin's Mead, 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, 18 days holiday entitlement (pro rata for working hours); 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.

Working on a rota of 4 days on 4 days off, contractual hours will include bank holidays and weekends, for days worked Monday – Saturday, start and finish times will be 08:00, - 20:00. For days worked Sunday, start and finish times will be 06:00m – 18:00.

You will be expected to work on some weekends and bank holidays. Your main location will be Lewin's Mead 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 Monday 28 October 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Jess Tymms 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

LGV Driver/Loader x 6
Salary:
£26,684 per annum 
Full Time: 39 hours per week 
Location: Albert Road 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. 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 vehicle at designated and approved refuse facility. As well as 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 £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. The ability to use initiative and work well within a small team is also vital.

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
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 28 October 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. 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

7.5t Driver/Loader x 2
Salary:
£24,256 per annum 
Full Time: 39 hours per week 
Location: Albert Road Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE
Working in the recycling and refuse team, 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. 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 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. You must comply with all health and safety requirements, at all times.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £24,256 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 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 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. The ability to use initiative and work 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 28 October 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

Specialist Vehicle Driver (Night Shift)
Salary:
£32,842 annum 
Full Time: 40 hours per week (Working pattern: 21.00 - 05.30 Sun-Thurs) 
Location: Hartcliffe Depot, Bristol

THE ROLE
To drive a mechanical sweeper and cleanse the allocated route following route maps within the City of Bristol. To proactively identify areas requiring attention and inform Team Supervisor to ensure completion of routes. Maintain compliance with all aspects of health and safety. Carry out daily vehicle checks, to ensure the vehicle is safe to operate reporting all defects in line with Bristol Waste policies and procedures.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £32,842 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: The successful candidate must have a Cat C driving licence valid for use in the UK and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. They must also have a demonstrated ability in driving a large mechanical sweeper and demonstrated technical knowledge of the vehicle and equipment to ensure its safe and proper use.

It is essential to have excellent communication skills in order to liaise with the public and colleagues as well as good interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within the team. The post holder must have the ability to work independently and to use initiative for example, in prioritising streets to be cleansed, and literacy skills in order to follow route maps and to comply with driving and health and safety responsibilities. 

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 Tuesday 29 October 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

Recruitment and Admin Manager 
Salary:
£30,000 annum 
Full Time: 40 hours per week  
Location: Albert Road, Bristol

THE ROLE
Reporting directly to the HR Business Partner, you will be responsible for managing the end to end recruitment process, as well as the small HR administration function.

You will have the flexibility to implement innovative and creative candidate sourcing techniques that attract a broad spectrum of high-quality diverse candidates, to meet our organisational needs. Working within a small and friendly HR team, you will have the opportunity to coach and train line managers on all aspects of the recruitment process and to participate within organisational wide HR projects.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £30,000 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 previous experience of working in a recruitment function; a good knowledge of candidate selection methods and excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. The ideal candidate will also have previous experience of recruitment administration including employment contracts; a good working knowledge of excel; the ability to make effective decisions and to work on their own initiative.  

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 31 October 2019. If you’d like to speak to someone about your application, please contact Karen Stephens 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

 

** 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.**