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If you’re looking for a job, please take a look below at the positions available.

If you would like to apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send your CV and a covering letter to hr@shorts-group.co.uk quoting the job reference and job title you are applying for.

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Job Description

  • You will be operating the weighbridge to weigh vehicles in and out of the site and provide direction to incoming / outgoing vehicles to ensure effective traffic flow of vehicles around the site.
  • You will make sure that our site is compliant with the site permit (specifically around acceptance of waste).
  • As the weighbridge operator you will complete paperwork to ensure the site complies with legislation (e.g. weighbridge tickets, duty of care etc).
  • Provide excellent customer service from you.
  • Assist with updating spreadsheets (recording and calculating inputs and outputs for the site), controlling visitors and contractors.
  • Processing Holiday/absences on system as required.
  • Willing to travel to other sites as required.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Effective and confident communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent relevant Health and Safety legislation knowledge.
  • Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • IT literate.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed expectations.

Job Description

Waste Services Manager
Leadership
• To operate an open and inclusive communication style that builds environment of Trust.
• To develop the capability through formal training and coaching to staff to ensure they have appropriate skills for their current and future roles.
• To ensure that the performance of staff is effectively managed ensuring underperformance is managed and excellence is recognised.
• To realize maximum potential of staff through effective use of Appraisal process.
• Responsible for recruitment and management of Transport Co-ordinators, Customer Sales Co-ordinators, Customer Sales Administrators, Sales Executives and waste services drivers and operational staff.
Operational
• To promote a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture to empower staff to overcome business barriers and achieve any target set.
• To implement a rigorous systematic planning regime to ensure maximum efficiency is met per vehicle to optimise cost of service levels
• To engineer robust contingency plans for degrees of disaster recovery situations
• To implement and manage a rigorous service level achievement programme to achieve or exceed service level performances
• To source and negotiate and manage strategic 3rd party providers to service out of scope requirements.
Compliance
To ensure activities within operations are carried out with the highest regard to Health and Safety and Wellbeing of all employees, customers and members of the public in accordance with legal, environmental and company policies
• Ensuring that staff are trained in line with their responsibilities and duties
• Ensure that vehicle are maintained and operated in accordance with legal requirements
• Ensure that site and route risk assessments are being completed
• To create, develop and promote a culture within the business that focuses on business efficiency and compliance with company policies and objectives.
• To ensure that accident and near miss investigation are carried out correctly, to ensure that all accident are monitored as part of performance management.
Customer Relationship
• To promote customer service focus in the staff’s approach to their work
• To liaise with the General Manager in ways to enhance the customer experience and service provided.
• To proactively investigate all causes of service failures and take corrective action in term of staff performance and process amendments to ensure no repetition within operations .
New Business Development
• To promote staff sales lead schemes and incentives.
• To collaborate with colleagues to create cost effective operational solutions to commercial offerings
• To ensure smooth implementation of new business to ensure customer experience is positive

Person Specification

• Strong business development experience. Driven and enthusiastic.
• Strong commercial understanding of waste recycling.
• Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment and have knowledge of relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
• Be proactive and constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
• Be approachable and professional.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Be open to and encourage change.
• IT literate
• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
• Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
• Fully compliant with laws and regulations.
• Ideally have national CPC in Road haulage, WAMITAB, NEBOSH or IOSH qualifications.
• Experience working within waste recycling transfer stations.

Job Description

• Assist foreman with preparations for day ahead.
• Conduct vehicle checks (if a vehicle is assigned).
• Understand and follow Foreman instructions.
• Keeping foreman updated with task progress and issues etc .
• Work towards being able to do all aspects of demolition (training supplied by Shorts group).
• Hand Demolition, isolation work, bat mitigation work, roof stripping, machine/plant operation and asbestos removal (after training).
• Bank Plant and other vehicles at site.
• General site cleaning and cleaning of roads outside of site when needed.
• Keeping company vehicles clean and tidy.
• Unload scrap metal from that day per procedure and reclaim all materials where possible from site, and assist with preparing materials/load in advance of next day.
• Any other ad hoc duties as required.

Person Specification

• Qualifications/requirements include: DVLC, with knowledge of relevant demolition/health and safety policies and procedures. 
• CCDO
• Self-motivated.
• Possesses can do attitude.
• Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
• Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively. Be open to learning opportunities.
• Physically able to perform manual demolition tasks.
• Be adaptable and flexible in disaster planning.

Job Description

Responsibility for project planning and management of contracts
• Prepare and update contract schedules
• Pre start meeting site visits with client, and during project and final site sign off (Certificate of Practical Completion)
• Preparing cost plan for new projects Demolition Manager
• Responsibility for ordering and checking equipment and stock
• Responsible for providing details of new staff to admin
• Prepare documents including; inspection & test plans
o Risk Assessment Method statements (RAMs), Phase Plans
o Contribute to Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQs) when required
• Ensure information has been checked in accordance with company procedure
• Compile records for clients, as required
• Job specific costings, plant and skip charges
• Preparation of invoicing for admin

Management of various staff and controlling employee resources
• Assist in recruitment of staff
• Dealing with lower issue staffing issues
• Update employee records (add time to complete costings)
• Assist in organising training and development of demolition site staff
• Attend site progress meetings

General
• Attend weekly Demolition Group meetings
• Any other job related duties as required

Person Specification

• CCDO Demolition Supervisor Gold Card
• Working towards CCDO Demolition Management Black Card – desirable
• Knowledge of relevant demolition/health and safety policies and procedures.
• Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
• Good project management skills within demolition
• Effective people management skills.
• Be approachable and professional.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.

Job Description

  • Responsible for ensuring that refuse / recycling material collections are completed effectively to and to the standard required thereby minimising missed collections.
  • Complying with safe working practices in the accomplishment of the collection service both on the highway and within the disposal site.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine Checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures. Completing daily drivers PDA, highlighting any mechanical defect that has occurred during the working day.
  • To assist (when available) in the loading of refuse and recycling vehicles..
  • Collecting refuse / recycling material in a safe manner in order to minimise disruption to the public/other road users. Where possible reporting no collections where no refuse presented for collection
  • Unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point, retaining weighbridge tickets for return to office based staff at base Depot.
  • Driving in safe and courteous manner, ensuring that the loaders are carried safely within the cab, obeying traffic regulations and speed restrictions, not overloading the vehicle.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day with all refuse off loaded unless permission has been granted.
  • To assist where trained to act as a revering assistant in line with Shorts Safe Working Procedure
  • To learn the route planning, identify where bin locations are.
  • To carry out the work in accordance with the Companies procedures in a safe manner with regard for members of the public and other members of staff.
  • To familiarise yourself with all relevant Safe Methods of Operation relating to the particular tasks with which you have been assigned and to implement them accordingly.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the vehicle have hard hat, extinguisher and first aid kit are available within the vehicle each working day and report any missing/defective items to your Supervisor/Manager.
  • To complete all assigned duties to the satisfaction of the Waste Service Manager
  • Report all bins not presented, contamination, side refuse and overloaded bins or at the earliest opportunity to the Supervisor/Manager.
  • Reporting broken or damaged bins found on the rounds.
  • To familiarise yourself and comply with all Site Safety Instructions relating to all Landfill sites, waste transfer stations and Recycling sites.
  • To assist in the delivery of leaflets/sacks etc. when directed.
  • To comply fully with Shorts group Health and Safety policy.
  • Any other duties designated by the Supervisor/Manager.

Person Specification

  • Possesses can do attitude.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual tasks.
  • Good safe working attitude.
  • CPC & Full LSV driving licence required. Tacho card.
  • Literate
  • Customer friendly
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes.
  • Fit and active.

Job Description

  • Manage the business development and operational performance of the Plant group to deliver the company’s goals in terms of profitability and market leadership.
  • Work with the Sales team and Senior Management team to propose and agree annual business plans including sales growth, business development and operational delivery targets. Provide regular reports and forecasts.
  • Ensure that all area staff are aware of, and adhere to, all relevant local and external health and safety laws and policies.
  • Manage key client relationships and control the development of sales portfolio’s to ensure the business is correctly positioned to deliver its operational and financial targets.
  • Lead sales and manage the trade-off between sales volumes and margins. Working with Senior Management to set pricing policies (consideration of objectives with client needs and equipment levels).
  • Analyse, evaluate and monitor operational performance indicators, ensuring monthly performance is clearly understood in regard to customer service, quality standards, operational efficiency, and financial results.
  • Establish clear accountabilities and responsibilities for area team/s and ensure individuals are focused on areas that improve and exceed performance and customer expectations.
  • Direct, develop, motivate and support all sales and operational reports, in order to ensure that business objectives are met to agreed timescales.
  • Identify and implement improvement programmes and optimise the structure of the business to obtain maximum sales and operational efficiencies.
  • Establish strong people management practices across the area to attract, develop and retain key skills and competencies required for optimum business performance.
  • Ensure the assets of the area are used effectively to achieve the return on capital.
  • Ensure that the area business is legally compliant with all local employment /regulatory requirements.
  • Set the standards of ethics, behaviour and attitude required.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required.

Person Specification

  • Professional business development and/or operational management experience with a successful track record in delivering sales.
  • Previous experience of P&L management including planning.
  • Knowledge of the Plant Hire industry and ability to develop extensive knowledge of local customer base, competitor activity and buying behaviours.
  • Understanding of business planning activities to include cost recovery, revenue recognition and organisational design.
  • Credible communicator with demonstrable leadership skills and ability to influence and negotiate effectively at all levels.
  • Excellent working knowledge of relevant H&S legislation and company policy.
  • Proactive & constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
  • Excellent organisational skills & attention to detail.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Clean driving license & good geographical knowledge.
  • Proven experience in managing a sales portfolio of customers and excellent knowledge of product range.
  • Responsible & fully accountable.
  • Positive and self-motivated as well as a good motivator. Be open to and encourage change.

Job Description

• Sorting, loading and unloading waste skips as necessary, working with delivery vehicles both tipping and removing waste, loading of a conveyor belt for waste sorting.
General yard tidying and skip moving will also be required, among other duties.
• Clean and maintain static plant (inc but not limited to basic checks, greasing, air filters, radiators, and basic health and safety checks).
• Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by Manager (including but not limited to general yard maintenance, washing vehicles, covering picking line duties).

Person Specification

• Suitably certified for specific machinery (training will be given for right candidate).
• Effective and confident communication skills.
• Experience in working within Waste and recycling sector is desirable.
• Excellent relevant Health and Safety legislation and Shorts procedure knowledge.
• Safe working attitude (wearing PPE at all times).
• Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
• Self-motivated and flexible.
• Punctual and reliable.
• Be approachable and professional.
• The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.

• Willing to learn and take on new duties.
• Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed expectations.