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.

Submit your Speculative Application here

Our Current Vacancies

 

HGV/LGV Driver
Salary: £25,857 per annum
Full Time: 39 hours per week
Based at Albert Road Depot or Avonmouth

THE ROLE
Your duties will include driving/operating vehicles and equipment as required by the company in accordance with the valid licence, experience and training for that vehicle/equipment and in accordance with company safety procedures and legal requirements. Additionally, you will be dealing with customers and other non–BWC personnel in a polite, responsible and professional manner.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £25,857 per annum, 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 a 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. 

TO APPLY
Please complete an application form via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is Thursday 21st March 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here

 
 

Apprentice - Fleet Mechanic
Salary: £15,350 per annum
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Based at Albert Road, Bristol, BS2 0XS

THE ROLE
The purpose of this role is to provide efficient, effective and high-quality vehicle maintenance and support to all employees of the workshop.

The post holder will help repair mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions on our vehicles while also ensuring they comply with statutory legislation. This role will ensure that brand image is of high standard and that vehicles are clean and well maintained.

Duties will help with trouble shooting breakdowns, performing preventive maintenance, evaluating service and parts options as well as containing costs.

Finally, the Fleet Vehicle Apprentice will help ensure fleet compliance records and workshop reports are completed correctly, in date and efficiently retained.

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; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to evidence your functional skills, be able to read and understand job cards and have effective communication skills.

Special condition: The successful candidate is required to undertake college or study to complete a qualification in vehicle maintenance 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.

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 24th March 2019.

For full details and to apply, click here

 

 

Street Cleansing Specialist Vehicle Driver (RCV)     INTERNAL ONLY
Salary: £13.16 per hour / £30,794 per annum
Full Time: 45 hours per week
Based at Hartcliffe Depot

THE ROLE
We are seeking a Specialist Vehicle Driver to drive an RCV and cleanse and collect waste on an allocated route within  Bristol. The role will proactively identify areas requiring attention and inform Team Supervisor to ensure completion of routes, while maintaining full compliance with all aspects of health and safety.

In exchange, we offer: a salary of £30,794 per annum, 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: The successful candidate must have a Cat C driving licence valid for use in the UK and the Diver Certificate of Professional Competence. They must also have a demonstrated ability in driving a large vehicle 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 & safety responsibilities.

Training to attain the driving licence requirements (Class C and CPC) may be provided to for the right candidate.

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 24th March 2019.

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.