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Recycling Operative


Job description

Job Title - Recycling Operative

Sal ary - £10.01 per hour **** plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location- You will be based at both sites: Newbury, West Berkshire, RG20 9AG and Padworth, RG7 4JF

Hours - Full time, 47.5 hours per week, 7-week rolling rota, including weekend work

What you'll do

We are looking for a Recycling Operative to join our busy team, where you will be responsible for carrying out recycling operative tasks across both our household waste recycling sites in Newbury and Padworth. Other duties include:

Ensuring materials are separated to meet the required standards of the markets as directed

Picking individual materials of the sorting conveyor as directed

Ensuring the work area is kept in a clean and tidy condition

Completing any training required for the role

The above is a summary of the main tasks and responsibilities of the post, but further tasks and responsibilities may be required within the demands of the business

Ideal candidate profile

Qualifications :

The experience you will need

Essential :

Experience within a similar customer-facing operational role

You must have your own transport as you will be required to travel to both sites


Experience as a Recycling Operative would be an advantage for this role

Benefits you will receive within this role are

Peoples Pension

Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits and discounts

Cycle to work scheme *national minimum wage dependent

Access to health benefits such as: Back in action & Simply Health cash plan

Employee Assistance Program - offers a variety of confidential services to help identify and address problems that impact the workplace

Where you'll work

You will be working across both our Padworth & Newbury household waste recycling sites based in West Berkshire with a friendly team of 16 operatives.

Veolia employees are employed under standard terms and conditions and in order to promote fairness, any changes to roles/grades as part of an employment offer we make to existing staff-graded employees will be subject to the acceptance of the standardised terms and conditions. Therefore, please be advised that any new terms and conditions may differ from your current contract with Veolia if you are staff-graded.

Who is Veolia?

We are the UK leader in Environmental Solutions. We offer services and expertise in waste, water and energy management helping to build a more sustainable future. As a global organisation, our work focuses on delivering simple but innovative solutions to preserving natural resources, reducing pollution and protecting our environment.

We live in a world that needs to take care of its resources, and our mission is to 'Resource the World'. Improving communities and protecting the environment are right at the heart of our business.

It takes more than just words and ambition to achieve this, it takes the daily efforts of thousands of people across the UK to bring it to life. Together our employees make our communities better. They are the resourcers, behind the resources.

Veolia is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants meeting the minimum criteria for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender or gender expression, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or veteran status.