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Team Leader HWRC

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Blackburn HWRC
£9.65 per hour
Summary of vacancy

Are you an experienced Team Leader or supervisor, ideally from the recycling or similar processing industry?

When you join SUEZ, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management. You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

About the role

Assistant Team Leader at Blackburn Household Waste Recycling Centre

A full time, permanent vacancy has become available on a busy household waste recycling centre that services Blackburn & Darwen Borough Council. Working days will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Hours 7:45am-7:15pm April to September and 7:45am-5:15pm October to March.

Pay – Thursday/Friday £10.65 per hour Team Leader rate and Saturday/Sunday Site Operative rate £9.65 per hour.


What will I be doing?

  • To control daily operations on a busy Household Waste Recycling Centre.
  • To assist and advise customers, in the continuing education of members of public, to maximize recycling on site and divert materials from landfill.
  • Ensure that all site users, employees and contractors comply with all Safe Working Procedures, inductions, Standard Operating Procedures and SUEZ policies & procedures.
  • Carry out Instructions from the management team to maximise the full potential of the site and staff.
  • Maintaining a tidy site and ensuring compliance with the site licence and all relevant legislation.
  • Help the management team with the implementation and progression of all SUEZ Business Systems.
  • Ensuring that within his/her areas of responsibility, SUEZ complies fully with its legal duties in respect of the health, safety and welfare of its employees and of other people who may be affected by his/her actions or omissions.
  • Ensure the site is compliant with the Blackburn with Darwen HWRC contract.
  • Daily admin ensuring that all site paperwork has been completed correctly and within the required time frame.
  • Actively promote Health and Safety through reporting defect, Near Miss reporting and Safety in Mind Conversations as per SUEZ procedure.
  • To completion of a weekly staffing rota and to adjust where required.
  • To ensure all staff maintain good time keeping, and ensure that task, breaks and dinners are allocated fairly and rotated.
  • To assist in the development and training of all staff.
  • Operation and maintenance of mobile plant to required standard in line with training and safe working practice.
  • To complete any training opportunities to meet the criteria of the role.
  • To assist in the operation of other sites within the area.
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the role


What are the requirements?

Should be customer focused with strong leadership skills the ability to drive their team to success. This person should be able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise their work load to ensure that all tasks are completed safely and within a time constraint.

This post is an ideal opportunity to assist in developing the site to meet the current aspiration of SUEZ, to work closely with customers to maximise the recycling recovery rates and is an ideal opportunity for any person that wants to progress within the industry.


Who we are

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. Over 90,000 likeminded people worldwide makes for an incredible team, where collaboration and trust are part of the way we work. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services. 

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all.    

*No agencies please*

Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.