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Careers

We’re Recruiting!

Shorts Group are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and hard working individuals to join the team. With a diverse range of roles across the business, we are looking for candidates with a variety of skills and experience. 

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.

Immigration and visa sponsorship are not available.
Agency submissions are by invitation only.

Available jobs:

  • Test, maintain and service plant and power tools.
  • Site visits to repair equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Safety and following safe procedures. 
  • High regard to customer satisfaction
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Analytical in problem solving.
  • Skilled in electrical diagnosis and fault finding
  • Fit and active.

Must be NVQ Level 3 qualified or equivalent. Minimum 5 years Plant Hire experience. Small power tolls and Powered Access experience an advantage.

  • Loading /​unloading vehicles
  • Delivering /​collecting plant and tools
  • Completing necessary paperwork
  • Keep up to date with and follow health and safety and other procedures.
  • Report any vehicle defaults.
  • Assisting at other depots if required
  • Assisting with non-driving jobs at depot if required including yard areas
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time
  • Keeping necessary qualifications up to date
  • Liaising with staff members and customers

Person Specification

  • CPCS & Full driving licence required. Tacho card.
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Literate
  • Customer friendly
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Fit and active.
  • HGV Driver covers Skips, RoRo’s, Tippers, RCVs (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. 
  • Remain vigilant and challenge anything that may result in service failure or complaints from the customer. 
  • 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.
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and Shorts Group 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 Shorts 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.

Person Specification

  • You should hold a minimum of a Class 2 Licence.
  • You must have a fully valid Driver CPC.
  • Multi-skilled driver ideally with experience of the waste industry.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Using 360.
  • Loading screeners/​crushers. General Maintenance.
  • 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.
  • 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.

• Operate a safe, compliant and effective operation complying with all HSE requirements.
• To maximise profitability for the company through effective supervision of products coming in and leaving site.
• To ensure all materials delivered too or dispatched from site meet the required standards set by site permits, working plans and company procedures.
• To report all maintenance and or breakdown issues on site assisting where necessary.
• Maintain and record all necessary statutory documents retaining as required.
• Implement and monitor a rigorous housekeeping /​preventative maintenance system on site pre planning as much as possible. 
• Work closely with other Waste Transfer Station Managers identifying trends, best practices and improvement opportunities. 
• Monitor and control headcount to ensure service levels are maintained and KPIs met, whilst effectively utilising agency staff during peak periods.
• In conjunction with the other Waste Transfer Station Managers, work closely with Sales and other operational managers improving professional relationships and maximising opportunity. 
• Take a positive lead in embracing training opportunities, new technologies and work practices. 
• Undertake a regular cycle of continuous improvement, to determine if business processes are effective, efficient and aligned to business needs.
• Attract, retain, coach and develop individuals within the area of responsibility to ensure they provide a high level of motivation, discipline, morale and professionalism.
• Carry out Individual Reviews /​appraisals for direct reports.
• Provide monthly reporting to the Commercial Director.
• Any other duties as requested by the Commercial Director or SMT member that are within the skills and capabilities of the job holder.
Qualifications:
• Educated to GCSE or NVQ standard with high grades in English and Maths.
• IOSSH
WAMITAB Level 4
• Full driving licence, ideally with LGV Class 2 entitlement.
360 Wheeled Excavator License
• Telehandler License
Experience/​Skills /​Knowledge:
• At least 2 years’ experience within the waste management industry in a supervisory /​managerial position.
• Strong leadership and development skills.
• Excellent delegation and organisational skills.
• Professional and effective relationship-building skills.
• A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Knowledge of the waste operations.
• Ability to understand and work within budgets.
• Sound knowledge of current, and any upcoming, legislation that may affect the Company’s business i.e. Health & Safety and Material Processing.
• Competent computer and software skills, including weighbridge and tracking systems.
• Confident and credible communicator – both written and verbal.
• Effective planning, organisation and time management skills.
• Demonstrate understanding of customer needs and strive to consistently exceed them. 

  • Basic welding repairs to containers and or machinery within the fleet.
  • Spraying or refurbing of equipment inclusive of stencilling’.
  • Quality compliance with standards and procedures
  • Assembling /​building from specifications.
  • Ensure workshop is kept clean, tidy and free from trip hazards.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager.

Person Specification

  • Basic knowledge of welding and/​or spraying beneficial, but full training will be given
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes. 
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to good level.
  • Must be a good team player or work well under own initiative.
  • Analytical in problem solving. Strong attention to detail.
  • Fit and active (heavy manual handling)
  • Driving license
  • Experience with power tools.
  • Provide proactive support and guidance on compliance with statutory requirements and company standards.
  • Review manuals and ensure standards are updated as appropriate.
  • Ensure our operations have procedures in place for adherence to legislation, codes of practice and external standards.
  • Create, assist, and monitor the control of documentation.
  • Conduct Internal ISO monthly audits and non-conformances and track actions.
  • Attend any relevant network functions, internal or external audits.
  • Create /​update emergency plans.
  • Organise compliance related training.
  • Provide Health & Safety advice to management, employees, and external agencies.
  • Interpret legislative information and translate into practical, workable documentation for communication across the business.
  • Undertake and review risk assessments and method statements as required. Ensure management have full understanding and capability.
  • Assisting in documenting and investigating incident, accidents and near misses.
  • Auditing, inspecting, and reporting on, then support and deliver health and safety performance and best practice across all sites.
  • Provide toolbox talks and inductions as required.
  • Develop and maintain a positive safety culture.
  • Actively participating in meetings to bring a safety perspective/​understanding to the business. Keeping up to date with new legislation and best practices in the industry.
  • Produce a monthly activity report for the Operations Manager.
  • Arrange third party H&S Audits and manage actions
  • Create management reports, analyse trends (injuries, near misses and accidents), make recommendations, and adopt change.
  • Manage competency, training and development matrix. Support departments with negotiating and booking training.

The above list is not exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post

Person Specification

  • Minimum 3 years’ practical experience in a similar role, ideally in the waste industry.
  • NEBOSH certificate (Safety & Environmental) or equivalent.
  • Auditor and training qualifications (preferred but not essential).
  • Health & Safety experience (ideally 3 years). 
  • Experienced in accident/​incident investigation and report writing.
  • Experienced in writing and delivering health & safety-related training.
  • Confident IT skills (Word, PDF, PowerPoint & Excel etc.).
  • Hands-on approach and adept at building relationships.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Experience with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001 – managing the manuals and conducting monthly internal audits and hosting annual external audit.
  • Be self-motivated and happy to work independently.
  • Analytical, proactive and organised.
  • Confident and comfortable presenting to groups of managers.
  • Calm and profession approach to work.
  • SharePoint experience is an advantage.

We are looking to fill this post with someone who is numerically capable and would enjoy working in a team in a fast-moving, changing environment. You will need you to be able to plan and prioritise your workload, work accurately, with attention to detail, good communication and IT skills.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

- Data processing, scanning and general office administration.

- Allocation of cheques/​cash to the system on a daily basis.

- Posting of Purchase invoices and allocation of payments.

- To allocate and report on all Direct Payments received on a daily basis.

- Bank reconciliations.

- Maintenance of ledger accounts.

- Assisting in daily and weekly reconciliations.

- Carry out account balance adjustments as per client instructions.

- Assisting in the preparation of sales invoices.

- Full training will be given.

Essential skills:

- Excellent Communication – both written and verbal.

- Good IT Skills.

- Ability to establish good working relationships.

- To work well under pressure and to be able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Working Pattern – 40 hours per week, with study time.


Seeking Commercial Manager with experience in Demolition projects, or interest in progressing [construction] career into Demolition. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive business with some exciting projects in the pipeline and continuous investments made. 

Key role requirements:

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or the equivalent is preferable.
  • Manage and complete PQQ‘s for tenders. Visit site to establish site constraints etc, that may affect pricing strategy.
  • Responsible for procuring competitive quotations, analysing results, and producing finalisation documents. Explore and present innovative techniques to reduce cost. 
  • Consolidate individual contract reports into monthly management accounts, working with finance department.
  • Forecast and manage cash flow through submission and agreement of applications and final accounts. Consider/​negotiate material/​subcontractor costs, and cost allowances.
  • Prepare commercial reports including Cost Value Reconciliations and cash flows.
  • Establish and manage all post contract commercial and procurement systems and procedures. 
  • Work with senior management to maximise commercial benefit of all contracts and effectively manage contract variations.
  • Establish procedures to meet required standards.
  • Develop strong relationships with external clients, consultants, and other specialists.
  • Be technically competent of the demolition process, or desire to develop if from construction background.
  • Very competitive salary & package on offer.

Further Person Specification:

  • Knowledge of relevant demolition (or construction, with a view to developing demolition) health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Estimator /​QS experience.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads.
  • Prior experience in a construction or demolition industry.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills. Good ability with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
  • Operate the weighbridge to weigh vehicles in and out and provide direction to vehicles to ensure correct waste streams and effective traffic flow around the site.
  • Ensure site compliance with the site permit (specifically around acceptance of waste).
  • Complete paperwork to ensure the site complies with legislation (i.e. duty of care etc).
  • Update spreadsheets (recording and calculating in/​outputs for site) and extract reports from system/​weekly basis.
  • Recycled Materials: Liaise with foreman/​head office on stocks/​materials. Booking transport for wastes/​Recyclates.
  • Conduct Health and Safety research and update notice boards. Be site first aid/​fire trained. First Aid/Supply’s/stock/PPE ordering and record keeping.
  • Develop in and support Transport shipping/​logistical requirements. This will include preparing daily work and delivering instruction to drivers, accommodating additional orders and rectifying missed collections. Support Shipper with Driver start of day processes (key/​PDA) issuing etc.
  • Support Manager with daily waste operations tasks.
  • Act as Translator (Polish > English, English> Polish) between staff and company as required.
  • Willing to travel to other sites as required.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager including but not limited to daily records/​site diary, WAP/​Kronos, emails etc.

Person Specification:

  • Weighbridge and/​or shipping experience an advantage, but not essential as full training will be given.
  • Effective and confident communication skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Health and Safety legislation knowledge ideal but training will be provided.
  • Be highly organised and operate in a compliant manner in a challenging environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • IT literate.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Must possess the ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed expectations.
  • Must be flexible
  • Picking recyclable materials such as metals, plastics, and cardboard from a moving conveyor belt. 
  • Ensuring quality and recovery rates are maximized.
  • Cleaning conveyor belts to ensure they are free of dust and debris.
  • Working with onsite staff to clean heavy duty machinery and equipment.
  • Housekeeping of the operator cabins and site as requested.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required.

Person Specification:

  • Health and safety conscious approach and familiar with procedures.
  • Honest, and reliable.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do/​flexible attitude. 
  • Good communication skills within team.
  • Work effectively in teams or alone and be able to work co-operatively.
  • A good eye for detail and work well under instruction.
  • Site visits with client (pre-start, during project and at final site sign off).
  • Order and check equipment and stock.
  • Prepare documents including RAMs, Phase Plan. Contribute to PQQs when required.
  • Compile records for clients, as required.
  • Ensure full operation of all agricultural and plant equipment as needed.
  • Oversee site/​projects set up. 
  • Coordinate/​control internal logistics. 
  • Assign, coordinate and supervise daily work activities for the Earthworks team (under instruction and guidance from the Earthworks and/​or Agricultural Manager) and assume responsibility for completion. Raise any staff issues for resolution.
  • Ensure workloads are completed in the planned timescales and within set and agreed standard to ensure efficiency.
  • Work with clients to ensure our services meet all expectations and report exceptions to management and customers.
  • Work with other departments to ensure high standards and cooperation.
  • Collaborate in staff ongoing training (identifying skills gaps and planning progression), coaching as appropriate.
  • Review working practices ensuring efficiency and safety and initiate corrective action as necessary.
  • Any other duties as directed by the management team.

Person Specification

  • Knowledge & experience of relevant machinery and site health and safety policies.
  • Self-motivated as well as a good motivator.
  • Excellent project management /​time management /​multi-tasking skills. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes.
  • Confident and effective people management skills. Working effectively in teams and co-operatively with others to achieve shared goals and optimise the contributions.
  • Be open to and encourage change.
  • Be proactive and constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
  • Be approachable and professional, work to exceed customer expectations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and be effective at managing relationships at all levels
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable.
  • Maintain, repair and service all HGV vehicle fleet to a professional and high standard. Maybe required to repair and service plant equipment. 
  • Adherence to manufacturers specifications and ensure compliance in relation to vehicle serviceability. 
  • Attend any location or sites to maintain, repair and service vehicles in the event of breakdown if required. 
  • Maintain parts stock, advising Manager in relation to any required purchases. 
  • Identify and report any apparent vehicle misuse. 
  • Ensure personal knowledge of technological advances is up to date subject to training given and whenever necessary, provide supervision with an overview of such advances; this can be written or verbal, whatever is suitable and appropriate. 
  • Ensure the depot workshop area is clean, tidy and complies with all relative legislation. 

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required. HGV Classes 1 & 2 a benefit.
  • Highly experienced in vehicle inspection and repair. Ability to undertake fault diagnostic by any means.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A professional approach, requiring minimal training and an ability to operate without supervision and use own initiative. Team player.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and tasks allocated.
  • High regard to Health and safety and follow processes. 
  • Ability to learn about new products and understanding them to high level
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Analytical in problem solving.
  • Fit and active.