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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.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the principle of equality in accordance with legislative provisions.

The recruitment and selection processes are crucially important to ensure equal opportunities, employee retention and satisfaction, as well as company performance.

We adopt a consistent, non-discriminatory approach to recruitment and selection.

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

Available jobs:

  • Ensure full legal compliance in all activities undertaken.
  • Analyse and review vehicle routing to ensure maximum utilisation in conjunction with the Head of Transport, set and monitor KPIs around paying jobs, bins collected, percentage utilisation, vehicle accident rate, lead times, service delivery, sustainability. 
  • Monitor vehicle accident rates across the area of responsibility and ensure a consistent approach when dealing with individuals when performance in this area falls below acceptable standards.
  • Drive efficiency through leadership and proactive communication within the team.
  • Regularly challenge the norm’ in order to strive for success
  • Ensure all accidents or incidents are fully investigated and passed on for further action as required.
  • Implement and deliver training and succession plans for the immediate team
  • Strive for a fleet of multi modal trained drivers.
  • Liaise with workshop manager to ensure all vehicle checks are complete and defect reporting is being carried out
  • Encourage a culture of safety and reporting of near misses
  • Download, report, monitor and act on all tacho or legislative infringements.
  • Deliver TBTs to the team obtaining signatures for understanding
  • Liaise with lead driver regarding training post-accident and the onboarding of new drivers.
  • Complete regular 1 – 21s /​performance reviews with the whole team identifying needs and actioning as required. 
  • Liaise with customers in respect of issue or complaint striving to resolve at the earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure that detailed and accurate information is provided to the driver team including any specific customer demands and any potential hazards.
  • Accompanying sales colleagues on site visits where deliveries or collections require particular attention from a transport professional.
  • Take a positive lead in embracing training opportunities, new technologies and work practices, and ensuring the team have the aptitude and positive attitude to embrace in the same way.
  • Continually identify and diagnose where changes are required to increase effectiveness, efficiencies and standards in general.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Commercial Director or SMT member that are within the skills and capabilities of the job holder.

Personal requirements:

  • Educated to GCSE or NVQ standard with high grades in English and Math.
  • Full driving license with Class 2 entitlement.
  • ADR Certificate.
  • Transport Manager CPC.
  • At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role ideally within the waste or construction sector.
  • Excellent delegation skills.
  • Excellent local geographical knowledge.
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to motivate and act upon any issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and anticipate needs
  • Strong leadership, development and coaching skills.
  • A talented and concise communicator in writing and in person.
  • Strong IT skills and a knowledge of Office 365 suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint and Teams) as a minimum.
  • Professional and effective relationship-building skills.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of the role but with particular attention to H&S and any other regulatory compliance.
  • Ability to work well within a diverse business and use your own initiative.

Responsibility for daily planning and management/​smooth running of projects

• Daily inspections of vehicles and plant

o Also perform occasional maintenance and repair work (i.e. oil check, parts changing)

• Timely employee resource allocation to begin daily tasks

• Daily allocation of tasks to staff (ensuring methods followed)

• Complete site set up including

o Scheduling booking of materials, plant, vehicles, tools etc

o Induction (focus on Health and Safety)

o Completion of relevant paperwork/​diary

o Hand Demolition, isolation work, bat mitigation work, roof stripping, machine/​plant operation, delivery of plant and materials to site, and asbestos removal.

o Diversify/​delegate to other departments when needed.

• Operate min 13ton 360 excavator when required for demolition and clearing

• As required, be flexible in working on other foremen’s sites as a demolition labourer.

• Unload scrap metal from that day per procedure and reclaim all materials where possible from site, and prepare materials/​load in advance of next day.

• Understanding, awareness and application of ISO standards.

• Any other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification:

• Qualifications/​requirements include: holding CPCS or equivalent and DVLC, with knowledge of relevant demolition/​health and safety policies and procedures. 

CCDO Demolition Supervisor Gold Card

• Self-motivated as well as a good motivator

• Confident, positive and effective people management skills. Working effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively. Be open to learning opportunities.

• Physically able to perform manual demolition tasks.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills within team/​management, and with customers, contractors etc.

• Be open to and encourage change.

• Be proactive and constructive in problem solving and conflict management.

• Must possess excellent organisational skills, meeting deadlines, plan and prioritise workloads. The ability to reason logically within tight and conflicting timeframes. Be adaptable and flexible in disaster planning. 

• Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.

• Good project management skills within demolition.

• To provide exceptional, pro-active account management to our new and existing clients. 

• Achieve and exceed sales targets/​revenue within waste management services.

• Identifying, targeting and converting new business opportunities. 

• Proactively generate customer meetings. 

• Build strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business.

• Produce and maintain a pipeline of prospective clients. 

• Produce calendar of confirmed future meetings with targeted accounts.

• Core understanding of services to be able to present a total waste package. 

• Direct interface with clients to assist with the resolution of customer concerns. 

• Ensure smooth implementation of new business up to delivery of services. 

• Attend customer site waste awareness days to promote the company and recycling advise. 

• Present detailed presentations to new and existing accounts on waste services. 

• 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. • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations. 

• Fully compliant with laws and regulations


• Maize Drilling
• Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers)
• Digestate fertiliser and slurry spreading/​injection (using Joskin Tanker with application mapping software).
• Operating JCB Tele-handlers for materials handling rolls.
• Fertiliser, CropKare and Lime Spreading including variable rate application using KRM and Kuhn spreaders.
• Hay and haylage making cutting, tedding and baling wrapping then transporting/​stacking the bales.
• Grassland Maintenance.
• Operating JCB Telehandlers for materials handling rolls.
• Repair and maintenance to machinery.


Additional duties and experience would be beneficial
• Spraying Experience
• Experience with loader tractor for bale handling etc
• Muck and compost spreading
• Cultivation Knowledge including ploughing
• Drilling (cereals, grassland and maize)
• Transporting diggers and machinery with tractors and low loader trailers
• Operation of 3 to 14 ton digger
• Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management
• Chainsaw certificate
• Log Processing

Person Specification:
• Qualifications/​requirements include: Tele-handler with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
• Experience Using JD Greenstar for mapping Auto track and variable rate applications
• Experienced in all operations and tractor work
• Self-motivated.
• Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
• Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
• Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
• Physically able to perform manual work.


• Verti- Draining
• Shockwave
• Grassland Maintenance
• Sports field maintenance
• Mower set up and operation.
• Sand spreading
• Land Drainage Works (Operation of whizz wheel gravel hopper etc)
• Fertilizer Spreading
• Spraying
• Seed bed preparations and grass drilling
• Overseeding
• Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers)
• Operating JCB Telehandlers for materials handling rolls
• Hauling machines and products using tractors and trailers

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial:
• Agricultural Contracting various duties
• Strimming
• Log Processing
• Operating-360-degree excavators
• Repair and maintenance to machinery

Person Specification:
• Qualifications/​requirements include Telehandler qualification to NPORS Standard with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
NPORS Tractor ticket would be an advantage.
• Knowledge of the use of laser level
• Experienced in operations described above.
• Ability to use and embrace GPS Steering and mapping technology.
• Self-motivated.
• Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
• A good mechanical aptitude and able to carry out relevant repairs
• Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
• Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
• Physically able to perform manual work.

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.
• Any other duties designated by your manager.

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.

  • To provide exceptional, pro-active account management to new and existing clients for all waste services to achieve and exceed targets/​growth.
  • Proactively find and generate sales opportunities for both new and existing accounts.
  • Proactively generate customer meetings and produce presentations.
  • Assess and educate customers on improving recycling targets and hold waste information days on customers sites to promote better understanding of recycling.
  • Build strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business.
  • Actively quote for work and 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 a 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 implementation of new business from quoting to contract signing.
  • 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.

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.

This apprenticeship course covers all the basic principles you need to learn to become a plant mechanic/​engineer and work with our plant engineering team at Shorts Group Ltd.

You’ll learn how to service and repair machines and equipment, including replacing parts and checking and calibrating instruments. You’ll study basic engineering skills to the latest technological advancements. Your apprenticeship will cover:

• Preparation of machinery for hire.

• Pre-delivery inspection of machinery carried out in accordance with manufacturers and employer procedures.

• Performing routine service and maintenance operations in accordance with manufacturer’s schedules and employer’s instructions.

• The preparation of equipment for repair for example, cleaning, dismantling and reassembly of machinery and their component parts, this may be carried out under supervision or in accordance with procedures or written briefs.

• Conducting routine machine operation and systems testing.

• Handing over machinery plant and equipment to the control and use of others in the workplace. 

These operations typically take place under the supervision of an experienced technician in the workplace. The nature of the job role presents challenges ranging from routine maintenance to the repair of elementary mechanical faults. This requires a diverse blend of skills, industry underpinning knowledge and the disciplines required for environmental and safe working practice.

Entry Requirements:

Assessments inc English and mathematics. 

Service engineers will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of: 

• How to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act, Manual Handling regulations, the abrasive wheel regulations and the legislation relevant to the role of Service Engineer

• The workplace procedures • How to record information, maintain accurate customer service records and communicate with customers and colleagues using verbal and handwritten methods whilst observing customer care practices • Workshop practices, the identification and application of tools and equipment used in service and maintenance operations. • Methods of joining metals and components. This knowledge will be used in the context of performing service and maintenance operations to machinery and equipment. • The operating principles of machinery, plant and equipment. • Underpinning service, maintenance and repair principles and practices, typically including machinery and component conformity procedures, tolerances, pre-load, backlash, component sealing, system bleeding, alignment, balance, calibration, removal of corroded components etc.

• How to access and interpret technical data relating to machinery and equipment service and maintenance operations

• How to handover machinery, plant and equipment to the control and use of others in the workplace

• Emergency First Aid.

You should have a mechanical aptitude and interest, be an excellent problem solving and logical thinker. Must follow instruction 100%, strong attention to detail with a disciplined approach to health and safety and be comfortable with computers.

You must be reliable, honest, enthusiastic, inquisitive, and physically fit. Must be able to stay focused and stick with a task until completion. Must be a team player and an open, honest communicator. You should have a willingness to learn, adapt and ask questions. Finally, you must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather in site environments and within a workshop facility.

At the end of the course you will be expected to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) consisting of a written and practical assessment along with a professional discussion. You’ll spend the periods between college training with your employer, developing work-based skills and knowledge.

The Land-based service engineer is a 22 month course with a 3 month EPA period. Offers are subject to acceptance on this course.

  • Daily inspections of vehicles and plant. Also perform occasional maintenance and repair work (i.e. oil check, parts changing).
  • Operate min 13ton 360 excavator when required for demolition and clearing
  • Be flexible in working on other sites as a demolition.

Person Specification:

  • Anyone applying should be comfortable working inside basements/​buildings and outdoors.
  • Used to working in busy environments.
  • Familiar using demolition attachments, i.e. rotational grabs, pulverizers fixed and hydraulic, shears and box grabs.
  • Good at working in a team especially when being given instructions/​tasks to be Carried out
  • Happy to help out with other site activities during quite times.
  • Have a good attitude to work.

• Plant fitter covering all types of machinery including fixed plant, crushers, screeners, excavators, loaders, shovels, wood /​waster grinders, dozers, vehicles, pumps, and all types of plant used on tips, transfer stations and demolition sites

• Maintain, repair and service all equipment as per manufacturer’s specifications.

• Attend any location or sites to maintain, repair and service vehicles and plant in the event of breakdown if required.

• 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 work area is kept clean, tidy and complies with all relative legislation.

• Make sure work is conducted in a safe manner and equipment and facilities supplied are used in a way to enable this.

• Identify and report any apparent vehicle/​plant misuse.

Person Specification

• Full driving licence required.

• Experienced in vehicle/​pant inspection and repair. Ability to undertake fault diagnostic by any means.

• Knowledge of electronics/​vehicle electrics and hydraulics.

• Experience in welding and fabrication a benefit.

• Effective 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

• Adaptable to different work situations

• Analytical in problem solving.

• Fit and active

  • 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.

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.

The primary goal of this role is to support customer-oriented marketing efforts aimed at boosting demand for environmentally sustainable products and services within the recycling industry. With the emergence of the green economy, there are growing opportunities for innovative and intricate products and services. Consequently, marketing efforts must concentrate on promoting the benefits of engaging in transactions or purchasing products within an environmentally conscious framework.

As members of the marketing team, multi-channel marketers will play a crucial role in executing marketing strategies and plans. They will be responsible for managing day-to-day marketing activities across various platforms, channels, and systems necessary for the company’s marketing function and operations.

Duties Include

• Assist in the creation and implementation of marketing campaigns across multiple channels 

• Promote and produce creative content, including photos, videos, social media, blog posts

• Update, maintain and improve our company website.

• Improve SEO of the website for maximum exposure online, meta tags, meta data, keywords

• Conduct market research and analyse data to identify trends and opportunities

• Assist in managing Google Ads campaigns and monitor performance metrics

• Provide administrative support to the marketing department as needed

Candidate Skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel for data analysis

• Some understanding of HTML, CSS and web content authoring.

• Knowledge of digital marketing channels, including social media platforms and Google Ads

• Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and quality

• Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously