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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.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operate the weighbridge to weigh vehicles in and out and provide direction to vehicles to ensure correct waste streams and safe traffic flow around the site.
  • Ensure compliance with the site permit (specifically relating to acceptance of waste).
  • Complete paperwork in accordance with all legislative and Company procedures.
  • Update spreadsheets/​filing system (recording and calculating in/​outputs for site) and extract reports from system as required.
  • Recycled Materials: Liaise with Manager/​Head office on stocks/​materials. Booking transport for Wastes/​Recyclables.
  • Keep notice boards up to date with Health & Safety notices and Company notices.
  • Be willing to be trained as a First Aider/​Fire Warden.
  • Maintain stock control of site PPE/​Sundries including ordering items.
  • 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 (invoicing), emails etc.

Person Specification:

  • IT literate. This skill is a must have, as it is essential to the role.
  • 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.
  • 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 with a good attitude
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ordering sales stock
  • Trained in Hireguard insurance to sell’ to our customers
  • Liaising with staff members, customers and suppliers
  • Stocking and maintaining sales goods
  • Delivering equipment at busy times
  • Partaking in training courses as necessary, possibly in own time
  • Keeping work environment clean and tidy
  • Partaking in promotional events
  • Assisting with other tasks if required
  • Assisting with other depots if required

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

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. 

  • Develop strong relationships with external clients, consultants, and other specialists;
  • Develop and maintain market awareness on materials and sub-contractor prices;
  • Maintain database of standard cost allowances and work closely with the commercial department to ensure cost assumptions are current;
  • Responsible for taking off quantities, procuring competitive quotations, analysing the results and producing finalisation documents;
  • Consider drawings and employers requirements, understand the requirements of the tender documentation;
  • Consider sub-contract quotes and attendances to incorporate into estimates;
  • Visit site to establish site constraints etc, that may affect pricing strategy;
  • Be technically competent with a very good understanding of the demolition process;
  • Analyse and critique all information provided to Department for cost effectiveness;
  • Explore and present innovative construction techniques to reduce cost;
  • Value engineer specifications and materials to enhance cost effectiveness;
  • Manage and complete PQQ‘s including the technical and quality aspects for tender return;
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as requested by Manager.

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.
  • Leading a small team, manage all operations (logistics, maintenance, compliance). 
  • Working to achieve targets and costs.
  • Completion of specified reports such as cash summaries, customer queries, stock takes, employee attendance/​tacho compliance, defects etc. 
  • Manage current accounts and & proactively target customers. 
  • Maintain exemplary standards of operation and aesthetic appearance. 

Person specification:

  • Excellent working knowledge of relevant H&S legislation.
  • Proactive & constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
  • Excellent organisational skills & attention to detail.
  • Excellent communicational skills.
  • Clean driving license & good geographical knowledge.
  • Positive and self-motivated as well as a good motivator. Be open to and encourage change.
  • Computer/​MS skills (Outlook, Excel and Word).
  • Coordinating marketing projects and implementing strategy to drive sales/​service.
  • Undertaking design work: social media, advertising, corporate branding, publications etc.
  • Writing content: social media, blogs, publications, internal communications etc.
  • Measure and analyse campaign performance against objectives and targets to feedback. 
  • Keep on top of developments/​trends. Proactively improving our marketing approaches.
  • Create marketing collateral across range of mediums. Supporting delivery of campaigns. 
  • Updating social media channels (monitor/​report on performance/​areas of engagement).
  • Research competition and support opportunities across departments.
  • Coordinate events, shows and seek sponsorship opportunities. 
  • Planning and budgeting, negotiating on deals where appropriate. 
  • Building relationships (sponsors, industry partners, media contacts and industry groups).
  • Main contact for any media enquiries and PR
  • Spend time around the business to capture imagery and videos for use on all platforms. 

Person Specification:

  • Good commercial acumen of our and other businesses.
  • Creative flair with design, photography & videography.
  • Ideas generator and performance analyser.
  • A proactive approach to work. Self-starter, driven and enthusiastic.
  • Be approachable and professional.
  • Excellent, confident communication and presenting skills and organisational skills.
  • IT literate (inc photoshop for design and hootsuite for social media management).
  • At least 12 months’ experience in a marketing role. 30 hours a week over 5 days.
  • Provide leadership to the company waste operations strategy (with 5 year plan), to optimise the company’s financial performance and strategic position. Set benchmarking and evaluate progress.
  • Take control of the company’s waste function and maximise efficiency and cost savings. Develop and monitor financial budgets in line with budget expectations for Income and expenditure.
  • Contribute to the development of company strategy and objectives, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing analysis and guidance on all activities, plans and business drivers.
  • Improve and ensure that company systems and processes are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
  • Lead and develop heads of departments and work with them to grow the business, formulating strategies and plans (including resource planning and efficiency).
  • Support growth of new large key accounts, building customer relationships for repeat business.
  • Accountable for compliance across all operational divisions, ensuring all regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met.
  • Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties. Formulate and lead initiatives to increase productivity and a streamlined supply chain. Meet and exceed KPIs.
  • Drive and shape business development and understand emerging trends to identify commercial market opportunities.
  • Communicate with MD regarding significant opportunities and risks. Communication with direct reports on matters of organizational importance.
  • Profile or represent the organization in the media/​relevant forums, committees or conferences etc.
  • Understand individual staff members strengths for strategic planning and weaknesses for development.

Person Specification

  • Commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  • A professional that can motivate, grow and develop staff. Advocate of change.
  • Confident, effective people management skills. Focused on achieving business goals and optimising the abilities and contributions of the team. 
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels.
  • Strong IT skills, always being ahead of new technologies.
  • Strong financial skills with formulation of/​adherence to budget.
  • Ability to handle high levels of pressure, conflict and critical decision-making.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Energetic, highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success.
  • In depth knowledge of recycling industry.
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety and other legal policies and procedure.
  • Working towards or possess IOD accreditation.
  • Desirable: NEBOSH, IOSH, COTC (Certificate of technical competence).
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.