Site Operative - HWRC

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
ave 39.46 / week
£9.01 per hour
Summary of vacancy

Do you enjoy working with people, care about the environment and would you like the opportunity to receive health & safety training, with the chance to gain further qualifications?

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

Recycling Operative – 4 on 4 off Berwick  HWRC Northumberland PFi


A recycling operative position has become available within the Northumberland PFI operations team. The duties include:

Advising and assisting the public on how to use the site in order to maximise recovery of material deposited in the sites.Maintaining accurate records for the removal of material from the site and of all activities on the site.Controlling the exchange of containers, by booking loads with the relevant person thus ensuring the site always has space to segregate and store material correctly.

  • Maintaining a tidy site.
  • Ensuring that within his/her areas of responsibility, SUEZ R & R UK Ltd 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
  • Co-operating with SUEZ R & R UK Ltd and with other employees in order to comply with site permit, all applicable legislation and SUEZ R & R UK Ltd Policies and Procedures
  • Undertaking first aider duties and fire warden duties on site
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the job-role

It is an ideal opportunity to learn about the recovery and recycling of household waste. This role is a 4 on 4 off shift pattern. SUEZ R & R UK Ltd is committed to the training and progression of its employees and can offer you the opportunity for future advancement and development within our company. As you may be required to provide cover on other sites from time to time having a driving licence and your own transport would be beneficial.


We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, who will be expected to obtain a full working understanding of the site licence / permit and who will work to ensure site operations exceed the standards required. A flexible approach to work will be advantageous as you will be expected to cover holiday and sick days if required. The successful applicant will be required to undertake personal development to obtain skills for waste acceptance, operation and maintenance of site equipment. Having basic administration skills for the recording of data SUEZ R & R UK Ltd.’s recording and reporting systems will also be advantageous.

In line with SUEZ R & R UK’s Values and Ethics Charter the job holder is expected to:

  • Act in an honest, responsible and respectful manner to others.
  • Be responsible for their own professional conduct.
  • Comply everywhere and in all circumstances with the laws and regulations connected with their activities.
  • Comply with our obligations to our partners such as shareholders, associates, clients, suppliers and the community.


Closing Date: 9th December 2022

Who are we

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.