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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

The duties will include controlling vehicle and plant access movements on site. A Banksman will be required to carry out duties individually and as a member of the team to maintain safe operations, ensure compliance, delivering continuous improvement and customer’s requirements.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to
• To manage all vehicle movements on site, such as Shorts group vehicles, third party vehicles and mobile plant.
• To ensure that all vehicle movements are controlled in a safe and efficient manner.
• To organise and prioritise vehicle movements in the most effective manner ensuring that time critical vehicles are prioritised accordingly.
• To manage vehicle movements to avoid excessive queues building up, and rotate accordingly between loading bulkers and accepting material in to the site.
• Provide a visual check on all vehicles ensuring that materials and load are genuine and that no unsafe loads leave the site. Inspections to ensure all incoming loads are graded according to criteria. Update PDA with waste content information (photographing if required/necessary).
• Supervise load tipping.
• Ensure clear communication between weighbridge, inspectors, and supervisory team.
• 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

• Hold Banksman certificate.
• Effective and confident communication skills.
• 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.
• 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.

Job Description

The Transport Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the Company remains fully legal and compliant in accordance with current legislation. Duties also include controlling day-to-day activities of the vehicle workshops as well as ensuring and reporting maximum uptime of vehicle availability.

 

As a National CPC holder, you will be the License holder for all vehicles across Shorts Group Limited and Shorts Agricultural Services Limited.  You will provide general and fleet management support to the businesses, and development and implement group transport related initiatives and projects.  The current fleet size is around 100 vehicles, covering both LGV and vans.

Main responsibilities

  • Full responsibility for the Vehicle Workshop, with staff responsibility for the existing Workshop Manager and fitting staff.
  • Develop the culture, effectiveness, competitiveness, efficiency and excellence of Transport by creating key relationships with department managers ensuring they are provided with a fully functioning and efficient fleet of vehicles.
  • Report to the senior management team on a monthly basis, with focus on relevant KPI’s to include accident repair costs, vehicle availability, accident management and reduction, procurement strategy etc.
  • Support the Workshop Manager with work scheduling to ensure that individual fitting staff workloads are scheduled appropriately and meet the requirements of the business.
  • Ensure compliance with all drivers:
    • Monitor and investigate Tacho infringements using Tacho Master equipment.
    • Vehicle Licence checks (supported by the Compliance Officer)
    • Ensure Drivers CPCs are maintained and all training arranged as required.
  • Ensure compliance / no infringements in respect of the Company’s Operating licence undertakings (OCRS score monitoring)
  • Responsibility for both Vehicle and Insurance databases, including administration of adding and removing vehicles from insurance, managing administration for accidents and claims as well as negotiation for insurance renewal.
  • Actively promote Health & Safety. Ensure work is compliant in planning and delivery.
    Compile and review safety documentation detailing the safe systems of works to be adopted. Carry out safety briefings. Report accidents and incidents. Monitor works and report concerns. Ensure all staff under your control have received the required training to safety undertake their works.
  • Support the Workshop Manager with stock strategy to such that stock levels are maintained and ordered, achieving efficiency of purchase relative to the fleet size (which includes which tyre purchases, consumables etc).
  • Support the Workshop Manager in overseeing the vehicle maintenance program (PMI’s) to make sure vehicles are in excellent condition, legally compliant and that all workshop equipment is serviceable and inspected
  • Work closely with individual department managers to agree scope and requirement of new vehicle purchases and manage the asset disposals and new vehicle on-boarding processes.
  • Advise the business on industry wide developments especially in relation to the operation of alternative fuels and reduction in emissions in line with legislation changes.
  • Acquire and maintain FORS status.
  • Carry out any other reasonable request as required by your Line Manager or the Customer.

Person Specification

  • You would have substantial transport & fleet management experience in a multi-site environment.
  • Deliver excellent customer service.
  • Good knowledge/understanding of FORS etc.
  • IT literate
  • Be proactive with a positive approach to delivering change, able to work with high levels of integrity and common sense.
  • You will be highly analytical and be able to synthesise complex problems, carry out your own analysis using various different tools and be able to develop practical solutions.
  • Must have experience in managing a large versatile fleet of vehicles and equipment.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to work with others to find common ground and to persuade them to support your initiatives.
  • You will have people management experience, be a charismatic leader with a coaching style and able to help people maximise their potential.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think and act quickly in emergencies or under pressure.

Job Description

Seeking an ambitious and driven Health and Safety Coordinator to join the team in Bracknell.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be experienced in evaluating the health and safety of construction and demolition processes across multiple sites.

Job specification

  • Working with the workforce to embed a better culture within the business and encourage pro-active behaviours.
  • Identifying the need for and providing advice regarding, adequate training programs as appropriate.
  • Maintaining the management systems on site and carrying out risk assessments.
  • Implementing Group Strategy on site, working towards a better health and safety culture company wide.

Person Specification

  • Must hold NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • Temporary works coordinator preferably
  • Must be able to demonstrate previous experience of working with staff to improve a health and safety culture.
  • Strong computer skills, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and picking up internal databases and systems.
  • Be self-motivated and happy to work independently.
  • Analytical, proactive and organised.
  • Calm and profession approach to work.
  • Must have the ability to communicate and engage with all levels of personnel.

Job Description

For Plant and Tool ranges including but not limited to:

Access Platforms, Drilling & Breaking, Cleaning, Compaction, Decorating, Garden & Landscaping, Hand Tools & Power Tools, Material Lifting & Support, Plant Machinery & Attachments, Plumbing, Power Generation & Lighting, Pumping Heating & Drying, Site Works & Building, Surface Preparation and Concreting, Welding & Woodworking.

  • Communicating with customers in the shop, on the phone and via email.
  • Proactive in learning about new products and have basic understanding of the range of products.
  • Taking and processing orders for tools and plant hires.
  • Processing tool and PPE sales within our shop.
  • Liaising with fitters and transport dept.
  • Trained in Hireguard insurance to ‘sell’ to our customers.
  • Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers.
  • Stocking and maintaining sales goods.
  • Raising POs if required & entering purchase receipts.
  • Assisting with stock displays.
  • Delivering equipment at busy times. Assist customers with loading/unloading (if required).
  • Keeping work environment clean and tidy.
  • Show and apply competence to comply with ISOs.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding the basics of them, and be aware of competitor information.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • A high level of accuracy is essential, seeking clarity when required and taking responsibility for own work. Resolve problems effectively.
  • Have a good knowledge of IT systems.
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Accountable for results and long term business objectives.
  • Work well under pressure

Job Description

For two Companies:

 

  • Scanning and matching invoices to electronic purchase orders, ensuring the correct nominal codes have been used when the purchase order was generated.
  • Processing invoices onto Sage 200 with a high degree of accuracy (particularly for month end cut off and VAT compliance)
  • Resolve all invoice queries.
  • Reconcile supplier statements to the ledger.
  • Processing of invoices for payment.
  • Closure of old/ obsolete purchase orders.
  • Dealing with various ad hoc payments and processing of same.
  • Checking that all contractor invoices are received in time for weekly payment run.
  • Preparation of payment runs.
  • Producing the monthly CIS returns and submitting to HMRC and ensuring that all certificates are issued to contractors as required.
  • Production of various spreadsheets for allocation of expenses to intercompany accounts, and for allocation of credit card, fuel and telephone expense.
  • Preparation of month end accruals for invoices not received.
  • Producing detailed analysis of accounts as requested for Finance Manager.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required. This includes answering the phones.
  • Required to work as part of the accounts team and be able to provide cover for the other staff as required.

Person Specification

  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • A high level of accuracy is essential, seeking clarity when required and taking responsibility for own work.
  • Knowledge of Sage 200 and excel spreadsheets
  • Experience in CIS returns will be an advantage
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Must have a good telephone manner to deal with suppliers queries.

Job Description

For Plant and Tool ranges including but not limited to:

Access Platforms, Drilling & Breaking, Cleaning, Compaction, Decorating, Garden & Landscaping, Hand Tools & Power Tools, Material Lifting & Support, Plant Machinery & Attachments, Plumbing, Power Generation & Lighting, Pumping Heating & Drying, Site Works & Building, Surface Preparation and Concreting, Welding & Woodworking.

  • Test, maintain and service plant and hand tools.
  • On and off site breakdowns and repairs.
  • May have to deliver / collect equipment if required.
  • Assisting with other tasks/depots if required.
  • Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers.
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time.
  • Clean all returned hire equipment.
  • Maintain the workshop test and ancillary equipment.
  • Assist customers with loading & unloading (if required).
  • Maintain the appearance of the hire fleet with bodywork repairs & painting including updating the fleet numbers.
  • Liaise with office staff regarding equipment required for future bookings.
  • If required, assist the drivers with loading or unloading of vehicles.
  • Keep the workshop and plant yard clean & tidy at all times.
  • Lock the containers outside the plant yard at the end of each day.
  • Show and apply competence to comply with all ISOs.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • Experience in plant engineering/fitting/testing as above and small power tools.
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level and be aware of competitor information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes.
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Analytical in problem solving.
  • Fit and active.

Job Description

  • Working closely with managers to help increase sales and develop their service through coordinating marketing projects. Assisting Managers with the implementation of their overall marketing strategy. Assisting with design work.
  • Work with managers to ensure current branding guidelines are adhered to, monitoring as necessary (Corporate signage, publications, advertising, sponsorship, uniform, stationery etc).
  • Measure and analyse campaign performance against objectives and targets to feedback to managers.
  • Keep on top of new developments and trends and take a proactive approach to improving our marketing and ways of working.
  • Responsible for Shorts website content creation and updates. Creating engaging content.
  • Creating marketing collateral across a range of mediums and digital, campaigns social media, print and video. Supporting the delivery of campaigns across all channels, collating results and sharing feed
  • Updating social media channels – monitoring performance and areas of engagement to report on.
  • Research competitive products and their advertising. Spotting opportunities for the business in support of department managers.
  • Coordinate events, shows (i.e. customer lunches, open days) and seek sponsorship opportunities. Establish contacts and coordinate mailing lists.
  • Planning and budgeting, negotiating on deals where appropriate.
  • Building relationships with sponsors, industry partners, media contacts and industry groups.
  • Liaison with suppliers (printers, designers, website provider).
  • Keep promotional materials ready.
  • Capturing information and measuring results, through Customer Satisfaction Surveys, sales analysis, GoogleAds etc.
  • Main contact for any media enquiries.
  • Coordinate photography, video and graphics for use across events, displays, content and collateral.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Good commercial acumen of our and other businesses.
  • A creative and proactive approach to work.
  • Liaison with others on interesting jobs for publicity and marketing etc.
  • Generating marketing ideas, promotions, analysis of data and information. Excellent negotiation and closing skills.
  • Driven and enthusiastic with ability to understand needs.
  • Confident presentation skills.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Excellent and confident with communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Excellent organisational skills with planning and prioritising.
  • At least 12 months’ experience in a marketing role

30 hours a week over 5 days.

Job Description

The work and fleet are varied and include 3.5 tonne to 32 tonne. An HGV Driver covers Skips, RoRo’s, Tippers, RCVs, Beavertails (this list is not exhaustive) (once appropriate level of training is provided) and should complete all operational duties within guidelines ensuring that wherever possible performance targets are met or exceeded. Complete work instructions, ensuring all relevant information (inc PDA), is completed/filled in.

  • Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. Raise issues asap.
  • To comply fully with Shorts group ISO and Health and Safety policies. Comply with all traffic laws and legislation as well as safe working practices within the disposal site with relation to your duties including the security and weight of loads.
  • Comply with details laid out in Shorts driver manual (once received and signed for).
  • To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet and that they are handed in daily/weekly along with the daily vehicle check sheets, fuel receipts and Weighbridge tickets.
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and Shorts Group uniform at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring that refuse / recycling material collections are completed.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures and VOSA.
  • Collecting recycling material in a safe manner and unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day.
  • Reporting of any incidents or accidents regardless of location.
  • To assist new and existing team members in sharing experience and ideas
  • To take part in any training that is supplied/given.
  • Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/Manager.

Person Specification

  • You should hold a minimum of a Class 2 Licence. You must have a fully valid Driver CPC.
  • Must have Tipper driving experience.
  • Multi-skilled driver ideally with experience of the waste industry and of Industrial and Commercial Collections.
  • Good time keeping.
  • Conscientious & 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.
  • Customer friendly.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • Good geographical area knowledge.
  • High regard to Health and safety and following procedures. Good safe working attitude.

Job Description

  • Mobile Plant fitter covering all types of machinery including; mobile and fixed plant, crushers, screeners, excavators, loaders, shovels, wood / waster grinders, dozers, vehicles, pumps and all types of plant used on tips and transfer stations.
  • Maintain, repair and service all equipment as per manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Attend breakdowns on all sites as required at any other designated site.
  • Maintain parts stock or advise manager in relation to any required purchases.
  • Ensure knowledge of technical advances is kept up to date and advise if additional training or equipment is required.
  • Ensure depot workshop is kept clean, tidy and complies with all relative legislation.
  • Make sure work is carried out in a safe manner and equipment and facilities supplied are used in a way to enable this.

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • Highly capable in diagnostics and repairs of all different aspects of plant and vehicles.
  • Knowledge of electronic s / vehicle electrics and hydraulics.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication a benefit.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and allocated tasks.
  • Ability to learn new products and understand them.
  • High regard to health and safety and the correct process.
  • Willing to work direct from home to site as required.
  • Adaptable to different work situations and problem solve.
  • Fit and active

Job Description

  • To provide exceptional, pro-active Account Management to our new and existing clients.
  • Achieve and exceed targets/growth.
  • Proactively find and generate sales opportunities.
  • Proactively generate customer meetings.
  • Build strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business.
  • Actively quote for work. Build a pipeline of prospective clients.
  • Understand customer requirements and find suitable solutions to meet those needs.
  • Core understanding of services to be able to present all a total waste solution.
  • Direct interface with clients to assist with the resolution of customer concerns.
  • Collate database of information regarding contacts/sales leads etc.
  • Ensure smooth implantation of new business, liaising with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Regularly benchmark competitors to assess our competitiveness within the market.
  • Engage in and evaluate customer feedback to ensure service meets or exceeds expectations (and is in line with legislations/regulations etc.).
  • Fully aware of and promote health and safety.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification

  • Strong commercial understanding of waste recycling.
  • Strong financial/commercial acumen
  • Be able to operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Strong business development and sales experience. Driven and enthusiastic with ability to understand needs.
  • Excellent negotiation and closing skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated as well as a good motivator
  • Be proactive and constructive in problem solving.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.

Job Description

Shorts Demolition are seeking an experienced Demolition Estimator with a passion to develop their skills by joining our Estimating and Bid Management Team. This opportunity will enable the successful candidate to work closely with more experienced colleagues becoming a valued and senior member of this Department. Initial duties will include but may not be limited to the following activities;

  • Estimating and preparing the cost of demolition tenders using first principles
  • Develop the estimate at a level of detail appropriate to the size and complexity of the project, providing outline method statements in line with the pricing strategy along with assumptions and clarifications
  • Develop initial tender programmes in conjunction with the proposed project team
  • Identify potential cost risks and opportunities within tender submissions
  • Sourcing supplier and sub-contractor quotations
  • Lead the tender submission process, tender preparation and ultimately submit the tender in conjunction with the Bid Management Department
  • Present, discuss and review the tender proposal with the Demolition manager prior to submission. Attendance at post tender negotiations and contract reviews
  • Liaising with clients, consultants, sub-contractors, suppliers and stakeholders
  • Post contract commercial
  • Based at our Head Office in Bracknell

Person Specification

  • Knowledge of relevant demolition/health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Estimator experience.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • Prior experience in a sales or administration role in construction or demolition industry.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills. Good ability with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.