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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:

Job Description

  • Mobile Plant Fitter covering all types of heavy machinery including; excavators (3 – 50t), screeners, crushers, tele-handlers, shovels, High-Speed & Low-Speed Shredders, dozers and all types of plant used within 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.
  • Utilise Software packages for work scheduling, machine utilization and faults & maintenance

Person Specification

  • Full driving licence required.
  • CPCS card.
  • Highly capable in diagnostics and repairs of all different aspects of plant and vehicles. Minimum of 5 years experience on all aspects of heavy and light plant
  • Highly motivated site plant fitter. Able to work on own initiative and a good problem solver.
  • Knowledge of electronics /​vehicle electrics and hydraulics.
  • Experience in welding and fabrication
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills.
  • Flexible approach to overtime and allocated tasks.
  • Ability to learn new products, technology and approaches
  • High regard to health and safety and the correct process
  • Adaptable to different work situations
  • Good IT Skills.
  • Fit and active

Job Description

Main Duties

  • Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers )
  • Digestate fertiliser and slurry spreading/​injection, using Joskin Tanker equipped with application mapping soft where
  • Operating JCB Tele-handelers for materials handling rolls
  • Fertiliser, cropkare and Lime Spreading including variable rate application using KRM, Kuhn spreaders
  • Repair and maintenance to machinery

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial

  • Spraying Experience
  • Hay Making: cutting, tedding and baling then transporting and stacking the bales.
  • Grassland Maintenance
  • 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
  • Baling:
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as directed by management.

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.
  • 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.

  • To carry out cleansing operations work as directed, using plant and equipment for which you hold appropriate licence in a safe and responsible manner and in compliance with the Company’s and the Client’s safety procedures
  • To carry out cleansing operations duties as assigned by your manager e.g. street cleansing
  • To carry out jet washing of public pathways as directed
  • To carry out dust suppression works as and when required
  • To carry out gully clearance duties as directed.
  • To provide details of engine hours worked information for each item of plant
  • To maintain the cab of any vehicle used in a clean and tidy condition
  • Act as an ambassador for the Company at all times, being courteous to Clients and other road users
  • To notify the Company of any incidents that may impact on the status of your driving licence
  • To drive other company vehicles as and when requested.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be requested from time to time.

Person Specification

  • Fully conversant with the safe operation (and where appropriate, the maintenance requirements) of the plant used in the role
  • Holds valid and appropriate driving licence for the plant used in the role
  • Aware of the appropriate safety procedures and attentive to risk at all times
  • Ability to check machinery
  • A team player who looks out for the members of the team as well as themselves
  • Polite, customer focused and the desire to do a good job
  • Required licence or certification: Class 2 Licence
  • 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.

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
  • 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
  • To prepare daily work schedule for drivers 
  • To accommodate additional customer orders efficiently on a daily basis
  • To ensure that the performance of drivers is effectively managed ensuring the underperformance is managed and excellence is recognised
  • To manage holiday schedules and time keeping of all drivers.
  • 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 the Commercial Sales Manager any complaints from both customers and drivers 
  • To ensure all vehicles attend the scheduled service intervals and M.O.T’s
  • K.P.I objectives to be maintained.
  • Weekly reporting directly to the Commercial Sales Manager

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Familiar with logistic/​transport planning
  • A high level of accuracy is essential.
  • Have a good knowledge of MS Software.
  • Must be a good team player and work well under own initiative.
  • Demonstrate understanding and works to exceed customer expectations.
  • Accountable for results and long-term business objectives.
  • To manage and administer all aspects of the company Operator license. 
  • Ensure that all DVSA and company compliance standards are adhered to. This includes working with the Workshop Manager to ensure timely scheduling for PMI, MOT, servicing, drivers routine checks and that the workshop is maintained with inspections etc. Carry out audits.
  • Daily monitoring of the defect reports.
  • Review, document and improve compliance and safety in operations/​safe systems of work. Support driver briefings on performance, operations, health & safety etc.
  • Take action against any infringements reports on from Tacho reports. 
  • Manage and control costs of fleet maintenance and work with managers to ensure efficiency. 
  • Report to senior management as required on KPI’s (costs, availability, accidents etc).
  • Ensure all incidences/​accidents reported are investigated and actioned upon. Administrate Vehicle/​Insurance databases and claims. Negotiate insurance renewal. 
  • Support the Workshop Manager with stock strategy (levels & costs).
  • Work closely with department managers to agree scope of new vehicle purchases and manage asset disposals /​new vehicle on-boarding.
  • Advise the business on industry wide developments (ie alternative fuels and emissions etc line with legislation changes).
  • Acquire and maintain FORS status. 
  • Carry out any other reasonable request as required by your Line Manager or the Customer.

Personal requirements:

  • CPC Transport Manager Qualification /​Operators License /​Full DVLC
  • Compliance management experience in transport a multi-site/large fleet environment
  • Good communication, interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Good knowledge/​understanding of FORS etc. 
  • IT literate and experienced in preparing and delivering reports.
  • Professional, confident, flexible and positive.
  • An analytical problem solver that works well under pressure.
  • 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/​filing system (recording and calculating in/​outputs for site) and extract reports from system/​weekly basis.
  • Recycled Materials: Liaise with Manager/​head office on stocks/​materials. Booking transport for wastes/​Recyclables.
  • Conduct Health and Safety research and update notice boards, help with the. Be site first aid/​fire trained. First Aid/Supply’s/stock/PPE ordering and record keeping.
  • 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

We are looking for a Handyman to work on a permanent/​full time basis in our Commercial and Residential Letting Company.

You will report to the Commercial Property Manager who will schedule your work on a daily basis – which will include:

  • Repairing and filling damage to walls and ceilings
  • Painting properties where necessary
  • Basic electrical work
  • Basic plumbing work
  • Basic carpentry
  • Cleaning out gutters
  • Tidying up and weeding parking and common areas at residential properties
  • Any ad hoc jobs as and when necessary
  • May be required to be an out of hours emergency contact.

Person Specification

  • Good basic broad trade work experience.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. 
  • Good communication with staff, customers, contractors etc.
  • Work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual tasks. 
  • Open to change and adaptable.

The properties are in Ascot, Bagshot, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Sunninghill, Winkfield.

A van will be supplied with the position.

  • Multiskilled HGV driver to cover RCV’s, Skips, Tippers, RoRo’s (plus any other additional company vehicles once appropriate training is given).
  • To wear the correct safety equipment (PPE) and Shorts Group uniform at all times.
  • Responsible for ensuring that collections/​deliveries are completed effectively to and to the standard required using the tablet provided.
  • Complying with safe working practices in the accomplishment of the service both on the highway and within the disposal site including the security and weight of loads.
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is safe to take onto the highway, undertaking daily routine checks of the vehicle as set down in Shorts procedures on the drivers’ tablet, highlighting any mechanical defect that has occurred during the working day.
  • Working in a safe manner in order to minimise disruption to the public/​other road users. 
  • Unloading the vehicle at the designated disposal point.
  • Driving in safe and courteous manner obeying traffic regulations, speed restrictions and not overloading the vehicle. 
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is left in a clean state at the end of the working day 
  • To learn the route, identify where bin locations and regular customers 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. 
  • To complete all assigned duties to the satisfaction of the relevant department manager.
  • Report all accidents, incidents, problems or issues immediately to the office.
  • To familiarise yourself and comply with all Site Safety Instructions relating to all Landfill sites, waste transfer stations and Recycling sites. 
  • To comply fully with Shorts group Health and Safety policy.
  • To take part in any training that is supplied/​given.
  • Comply with details laid out in Shorts driver manual.
  • To assist (when available) in the loading of refuse and recycling vehicles. 
  • Any other duties designated by the Supervisor/​Manager.

Person Specification

  • Good communication skills within team and with customers.
  • Possesses positive can-do attitude. 
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively. 
  • Physically able to perform manual tasks. 
  • Good safe working attitude.
  • Fully valid Driver CPC card & minimum of Class 2 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.
  • To answer the telephone and handle internal and external communications courteously and efficiently, taking and placing customer orders and resolving queries effectively.
  • To coordinate outstanding skip and Roll on off orders daily and make sure that all customers are complying with the standards set out in the Terms and Conditions. 
  • Take ownership of customer data ensuring it is accurate and current.
  • To inform customers of all aspects of the sale.
  • To actively sell or promote all aspects of the business. 
  • Bring to the attention of the Commercial Sales Manager any complaints. 
  • To ensure the customer is aware of Hazardous waste regulations on certain materials.
  • 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. 
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as reasonably required.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • A high level of accuracy is essential.
  • Have a good knowledge of MS Software, good computing skills and use of business applications such as Weighsoft.
  • Must be a good team player and 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 customer relationships.