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

Driver Team Leader 
Salary:
£24,984 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week (4 days on, 4 days off working pattern)
Location: Lewins Mead Depot, Bristol 

Put waste in the right place!

Can you help Bristol Waste nothing?

Do you want to be part of the team who transform 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
The Driver Team Leader leads a street cleansing operative team by driving and cleansing an allocated route within Bristol while maintaining compliance with all aspects of health and safety. They proactively identify areas requiring attention and direct the team to ensure completion of routes.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £24,984 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 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 hold a current driving licence valid for use in the UK and have a demonstratable ability to lead a team. Good literacy skills are needed to follow route maps and excellent communication skills are required to liaise with the public and colleagues.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently, using initiative and as part of a team, and demonstrate technical knowledge of operating vehicles and equipment in a safe way.

It is essential to be able to demonstrate suitability for physical work including the walking and lifting requirements of the role and ensure compliance with driving and health and safety responsibilities.

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 6:30am to 6:30pm; 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.

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 29 January 2020. 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

Specialist Vehicle Driver 
Salary:
£31,713 per annum
Full Time: 45 hours per week 
Location: Hartcliffe Depot, Bristol 

Put waste in the right place!

Can you help Bristol Waste nothing?

Do you want to be part of the team who transform 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
We are seeking a Specialist Vehicle Driver to drive a mechanical sweeper and cleanse the allocated route within the City of Bristol. To proactively identify areas requiring attention and inform Team Supervisor to ensure completion of routes. The role also involves carrying out daily vehicle checks, ensuring the vehicle is safe to operate and reporting all defects, maintaining compliance with all aspects of health and safety.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £31,713 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: The successful candidate must have a driving licence valid for use in the UK, C licence and Driver CPC; 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; good interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within the team; 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 Wednesday 29 January 2020. 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

Vehicle Cleansing and Security Operative  
Salary:
£27,810 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 3.30pm to midnight)
Location: Albert Road Depot, St Phillips, Bristol

THE ROLE
The Vehicle Cleansing and Security Operative will clean vehicle exterior and all operational mechanisms, whilst ensuring vehicle reports are completed correctly, both manually and electronically, in date and retained. This role also includes the manoeuvring of vehicles within the depot and parking them to maximise depot efficiency, as well as managing vehicle fuel levels. Duties also involve responsibility for maintenance of depot security and communication with Supervisors and Fitters on vehicle availability and tasks.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £27,810 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 the skills to drive and park a range of large goods vehicles and forklift trucks (forklift training will be provided). Also essential is experience of, or the ability to demonstrate suitability for, physical work and manual handling, including pushing and pulling 360L wheelie bins, operating a pressure washer and manual sweeping. It is further vital to be able to demonstrate suitability to access narrow vehicle body doors, as well as administration skills to ensure accurate written completion of workshop reports and updating to an iPad (iPad training provided).

Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as is holding a full driving licence valid for use in the UK. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrable a flexible approach to work assignments, including day time attendance at training, the ability to evaluate health and safety risks, as well as the ability to work well within a team and independently. Having a counter balance forklift licence and experience driving large vehicles is also desirable. Finally, a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Security Guard Licence and/or experience of depot security duties and arrangements would be advantageous.

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 Sunday 2 February 2020. 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

 

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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.**