Refuse and Recycling Operative **Permanent Job

Basic Overview
Salary: £9.50 – £10.15/annum
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 10.00
Maximum Salary: 10.00
Job Location: Pershore, Worcestershire

Refuse and Recycling Operative

Perm Placements Ltd are working on behalf of our client, who are one of the nation's leading waste and resource management companies. They own and operate more than 200 recycling, treatment and disposal facilities and employ nearly 2,400 people across the UK.

They are currently looking for a Refuse and Recycling Operative to join there Bedfordshire team. You will be required to work Monday to Friday, 7am starts collecting bins from residential addresses as part of a team.

Main purpose and scope of job

All employees to take care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Additionally, employees must also co-operate with the company to enable it to discharge its own responsibilities successfully.

To work as part of a refuse collection crew within Worcestershire, collecting bins from residential houses.

Duties and key responsibilities

Responsible for his personal safety and that of all personnel under his or her authority, including others who may be affected by the company’s activities. In particular:

* Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice.

* If aware of any unsafe practice or condition, or if in any doubt about the safety of any situation, consult their supervisor.

* Obtain and use the correct tools/equipment for the work and not to use any that are unsafe or damaged. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment must be stored in the approved place after use.

* Ensure that all guards are securely fixed and that all safety equipment and personal protective clothing/equipment provided are used.

* Not to operate any plant or equipment unless authorised.

* To report any accident, near-miss, dangerous occurrence, or dangerous condition to their line management.

* To switch off and secure unattended plant or equipment.

* To avoid improvised arrangements and suggest safe ways of eliminating hazards.

* Not to participate in horseplay or place fellow employees in danger by their actions.

* Adopt a proactive manner to energy usage and suggest ways of improving energy performance.

Duties and key responsibilities – Operational

* To always work within company policies.

* Be prepared to load the vehicle.

* To undertake any duties as defined by the local management team.

* To treat all company property with respect.

* To treat all colleagues with respect.

* To always wear supplied PPE.

* Ensure that your designated vehicle is kept as clean as possible and in a roadworthy condition.


Successful candidate will be assessed and trained accordingly.

Essential Knowledge

Completion of all other training as defined within the Training Matrix.

Personal attributes and other requirements

Physically Fit.

Be prepared to work in all weathers

Reliable and trustworthy.

Good time keeping.

The Benefits

* £9.50 per hour/£10.15 overtime rate

* 28 days' holiday per annum (inc bank holidays)

* Company sick pay

* Pension scheme and life insurance

* Flexible benefits including high street savings, cycle to work scheme and Gymflex membership

* Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and the Best Doctors Service

* Peer to peer recognition scheme

* Training and development opportunities

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