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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

  • 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

  • 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.

Job Description

Leadership
• To operate an open and inclusive communication style that builds environment of Trust:
• To ensure that the performance of drivers/loaders is effectively managed ensuring the underperformance is managed and excellence is recognised:
• To conduct return to work interviews and assess driver suitability
• To ensure drivers/loaders are crossed trained on transport modes / route for contingency cover:
• To manage holiday Schedules
• To assist in recruitment of driver/loader positions

Operational
• To prepare daily work to achieve maximum efficiency of traffic flows for drivers and deliver work instructions
• To accommodate additional customer orders and plan work efficiently
• To escalate vehicle issues with the relevant parties and allocate spare vehicles as appropriate
• To liaise with the Driver Supervisor to ensure that the morning out brief process has been completed and all vehicles have departed on time with daily workload – dealing with contingency process for absence, distribution of keys, PDA’s and vehicle breakdowns
• To liaise with Driver Supervisor that the drivers debrief on their return has all relevant information

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
• Bring to the attention of Waste Service Manager any complaints from customers
• Bring to the attention of Waste Service Manager any complaints from drivers relating to Health and Safety at the customers premises.
• To ensure the customer is aware of Hazardous waste regulations on certain materials

Customer Relationship
• To answer the telephone and handle internal and external communications courteously and efficiently, resolving customer orders, complaints and queries effectively.
• To promote customer service focus in the drivers approach to their work
• To manage contamination in a positive and informative manner
• To liaise with the Waste Service Manager in ways to enhance the customer experience and service provided.
• To identify missed collection and ensure rectification action is taken where appropriate: Inform the customer where this is not possible and re-arrange the collections

New Business Development
• To ensure smooth implementation of new business, liaising with all stakeholders to ensure customer experience is positive
• To inform customers of all aspects of the sale including time frames and rental charges
• To ensure customer is aware of the regulations and limits of certain types of containers and materials
• To actively sell or promote all aspects of the business

Any other adhoc duties as reasonably required

Person Specification

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• 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. Analyse information correctly and independently (where possible) resolve problems effectively.
• Have a good knowledge of MS Software, Weighsoft and tracking 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.
• Must possess excellent negotiation skills and be effective at managing relationships at all levels.

Job Description

• Delivery and collecting of portable toilets.
• Servicing, emptying and cleaning of portable toilets and restocking consumables.
• Daily checking of your van and equipment. Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. Raise issues asap.
• To comply ISO and Health and Safety policies.
• To ensure that each day all completed work is detailed on your daily worksheet.
• To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and uniform at all times.
• Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in company procedures and VOSA.
• 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 take part in any training that is supplied/given.
• Any other duties designated by your direct Supervisor/Manager.

Person Specification

• You should hold a valid DVLC, plus towing, tacho and have a fully valid Driver CPC.
• 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

• To assist in the loading of refuse and recycling vehicles, whether domestic, trade refuse or Bulky collections.
• 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 crew members.
• 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 Manager/Supervisor.
• 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 Environmental Supervisor.
• 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.

Person Specification

• Qualifications/requirements: knowledge of relevant health and safety policies and procedures.
• Possesses can do attitude. Self-motivated and work with minimum supervision.
• 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.

Job Description

• Create new and review existing ISO documentation to company standards and comply with the document control procedure. Ensure the company is meeting the principles and rules set by regulators. Monitor efficiency.
• Co-ordinate internal / external audits.
• Providing administrative support and assistance to department managers as required. E.g. Creation of management reports, trend analysis – NCR’s, audit results, injuries, incidents, near misses, site waste.
• Track actions arising from audits and ensure completion by relevant owner.
• Track and support areas of training required for compliance.
• Develop and conduct training where required.
• Maintenance and accurate updating of H&S records, files and databases. Associated monitoring to ensure effective control of information on the H&S area.
• Provide support for induction training and ensure completion by all new starters.
• Attend and contribute to relevant network functions / H&S conferences.
• Ensure relevant staff/ teams are kept informed and up to date of all new policies, processes and procedures with regards to H&S.

Person Specification

• Some experience of internal auditing to ISO standards
• Analytical, proactive and organised/methodical.
• Motivated and influential. A great team player and can work independently.
• Good level of IT skills with some level of technical report writing skill.
• Keen to learn and develop in Health and Safety.
• Have a calm and professional approach to work with excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience of working within a management system meeting the requirements for International Standards e.g. ISO 9001, ISO14001
• Knowledge of Waste Management/recycling an advantage.