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Salary £40,800
Type Permanent
Job Reference BWC Ops Mgr
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Operations Manager (processing)

Operations Manager (processing)

Salary: £40,800 per annum

Full Time: 40 hours per week

Based at Albert Road Depot, Bristol, BS2 0XS with work also taking place at our Avonmouth and Days Road Household and Recycling Centres



Bristol Waste Company (BWC) is responsible for refuse and recycling collection, street cleansing and waste disposal for the people of Bristol. We also run the city’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres plus a growing Commercial waste business. We are seeking to recruit an Operations Manager (Processing) to join our team based at Albert Road Depot.

We are an enthusiastic, forward-thinking company with an ambitious vision for Bristol. A key part of this is the clear need to influence behavioural change in the city with regard to waste, recycling and litter, and to involve and empower citizens, community groups and businesses, so that, together, we can make Bristol a cleaner and greener place that wastes nothing. 



The post holder will safely and effectively manage the operation of our Transfer Stations and our two Household Waste Recycling Centres. The role of the Operations Manager is to ensure that all received materials is processed and disposed of efficiently, economically, adhering to health and safety and environmental compliance.


Duties also include leading an accountable performance and safety culture across the organisation and contributing to a positive and safe working environment for all processing staff. The post holder will oversee the management of all processing sites and ensure that all sites and equipment are operated in a safe and legal manner in full compliance with all relevant legal and BWC requirements as well as monitoring the cleansing and maintenance schedules of both mobile and fixed plant sites.


We are a company who cares a great deal about our employees and this role is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring employee resources to ensure service delivery meets business objectives and performance targets. The post holder must be continuously driving best practices so that we are always improving upon performance and productivity. Your leadership and line management skills are paramount and your coaching and mentoring will help develop the team, improve employee engagement and improve overall performance of the operation etc.


In exchange, we offer: a salary of £40,800 per annum, 25 days holiday entitlement; occupational sickness entitlement; access to a defined contribution pension scheme; employee assistance programme; comprehensive training and life assurance of two times salary.

Requirements: It is essential to have experience managing a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), processing plant, Household Waste Recycling Centre. Experience with health and safety management in a unionised environment and a  proven track record as a manager in a waste management or process led environment is also imperative – specifically with respect to successfully carrying out:

  • a service delivery role;
  • the controlling and monitoring of budgets;
  • the resourcing, motivation and development of a team;
  • the management of change and performance improvement; and
  • implementation of maintenance management system.

The successful candidate must have a Certificate of Technical Competence, Level 4 in Waste Management or equivalent experience (training will be provided) as well as a good knowledge of existing and impending environmental and health and safety legislation and relevant waste management laws.  Finally, the successful candidate will have clear commercial acumen, excellent communication skills, including presentation, negotiation and consultation skills, demonstrable IT skills (particularly in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word) and holding a current driving licence, valid for use in the UK.  


Complete an application via the link below, clearly demonstrating how you meet the criteria within the job description. The closing date to apply is 23rd February 2019.

Bristol Waste Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership status.


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