HWRC Chargehand

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Greater Manchester
Hours per week
38.5 pro rata
Summary of vacancy

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

Would you like to bring this experience to an organisation dedicated to creating a greener UK?

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

Location: Chichester Street Household Waste Recycling Centre, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

This is a full-time permanent position working a 4 on 4 off shift pattern, 10.5 hours per shift in Winter, between 07.45hrs-18:15hrs, then 12.5 hours per shift in Summer. between 07.45hrs-20:15hrs.

About the role

What will I be doing?

You will be assisting in the daily supervision, operation and maintenance of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC), you will ensure compliance with waste management permit requirements, contractual obligations, and prevailing legislation and Company policies.

The role involves: 

  • Providing excellent levels of customer service, you will advise and assist members of the public on how to use the site in order to maximise recovery of materials they are depositing.
  • Maintaining accurate records for the removal of materials from 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 within his/her areas of responsibility.
  • Ensuring 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.
  • Co-operating with SUEZ and with other employees in order to comply with the site permit, comply with all applicable legislation, and SUEZ Policies and Procedures.
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested within the scope of the job-role.


What are the requirements?

  • Supervisory or team leader experience is essential.
  • HWRC Operations and knowledge of materials, both hazardous and non-hazardous.
  • Knowledge of environmental permits, working plans, emergency procedures, company health and safety policies, duty of rare regulations and COSHH
  • Communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Basic financial awareness.
  • Assertive training techniques to deal with difficult customers.
  • Plan and progress tasks using own initiative.
  • Motivate public and staff to recycle.
  • Working in adverse weather conditions.
  • Literacy, numeracy and clerical skills.

What you will need is:

•    A good level of customer service and teamwork approach.
•    Full drivers’ licence and vehicle.
•    Ideally some prior mobile plant use is desirable but full training will be given.

Who we are

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the UK 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. 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.   


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.