3.5t Driver


Bristol Waste Company
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£30,877 per annum

Job Highlights
  • Bristol Waste Company are responsible for refuse and recycling collection, street cleansing and waste disposal for the people of Bristol.
  • The purpose of the role is to drive container vehicles safely, load, transport and unload waste and recycling materials according to agreed customer requirements, Bristol Waste Company procedures and all external legal requirements.
  • Depending on your role we provide an employer contribution of up to 5% into the company pension scheme and generous annual leave package.
Job Requirements/Description

Hours: 39 per week, Monday - Friday

Location: Avonmouth, Bristol

3.5t Delivery Driver

Purpose of the role:

To drive container vehicles safely, load, transport and unload waste and recycling materials according to agreed customer requirements, Bristol Waste Company procedures and all external legal requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To drive/operate a 3.5T van with crew following route maps, carry out daily vehicle checks to ensure the vehicle is safe to operate, reporting all defects in line with Bristol Waste Company (BWC) policies and procedures and ensure the condition of the vehicle is cleaned and maintained both inside and out.
  • Responsible to ensure route completion and tasks are completed to Bristol Waste Company’s, required standards
  • Tipping of vehicle at designated and approved refuse facility and to load and unload waste materials in accordance with Bristol Waste Company’s policy, procedures, training and legal requirements, complying with all health and safety requirements
  • To use mobile IT equipment and to complete daily paperwork as appropriate
  • Undertake any training / instruction required to carry out these duties and or deemed necessary to fulfil the role
  • Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of vehicles and equipment to a high standard, including daily vehicle checks on any vehicle driven
  • To deal with colleagues, customers and other non – Bristol Waste Company personnel in a polite, responsible and professional manner
  • To remain in contact with Mobilisation Manger/Resource Planner and office staff and be responsive to operational needs and to aid Commercial growth through close relationships with sales staff and reporting back any opportunities for growth
  • To work flexibly between location, including Avonmouth and Albert Road Depot, to provide operational cover across the services of Commercial, Garden Waste, Refuse and Recycling and to carry out all other tasks deemed reasonable
  • To comply with all Bristol Waste Company reporting procedures

Essential Requirements for the Role:

  • UK Driving licence which the post holder must present when requested, the post holder must report any issues that affect driving or driving hours to the Supervisor
  • The ability to work independently and to use own initiative
  • The ability to work well within a small team
  • The ability to use IT systems 
  • Demonstrable ability to lead a team 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to lead and motivate the team and liaise effectively with the public and colleagues
  • Sound literacy skills in order to follow route maps and to comply with driving and health and safety responsibilities
  • Experience or ability to undertake regular vehicle checks including oil, water and battery levels
  • Experience or ability to demonstrate suitability for physical work involving pushing/pulling waste bins and lifting recycling boxes up to 25kg
  • The ability to understand and complete daily defect sheets
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable flexible approach to work assignments

Our Benefits:

  • Depending on your role we provide an employer contribution of up to 5% into the company pension scheme.
  • Generous annual leave package with 25 days annual leave days plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Support for Mental Health, we have an BUPA Employee Assistance Programme that provides support in a variety of different areas such as Mental Health, Financial and Family related topics. We also have Mental Health First Aiders across the business.
  • Support for your Physical Health with our BUPA Health Cash Plan (we cover the cost of coverage for you), Cycle to Work scheme and an onsite Physiotherapist. All free for our colleagues.
  • Because we value our colleagues so much, we want to recruit more employees just like them. Which is why we have our employee referral scheme.
  • Dedicated learning and development team. We take pride in developing our colleagues and some examples of this include our In-House Driver Development Programme and internal promotions. Many of our Senior Leadership Team have developed from Operational roles, such as one of our Contract Managers who started as a Street Cleanser.
  • Employee recognition awards and long service awards. To celebrate our colleagues wherever they are on their journey with us. We recognise and celebrate talent.
  • Flexible working, we recognise that everyone is different and strive to create an environment that supports all colleagues. We have introduced a hybrid working model where possible and actively encourage part-time working, job sharing and flexibility on hours. If this interests, you please do get in touch, and we can start a conversation.
Bristol Waste Company
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£30,877 per annum

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