• Reading (Berkshire)
  • Works / Construction sites

Job description

Job Title: Chargehand

Position Based: Primarily at Newbury, occasionally at Padworth
Hours : 47.5 hours a week (07:30am-18:00pm or 10.00pm to 20.00 pm) working 5 days out of 7 on a 7 week rolling rota. Includes weekend work depending on rota.

Salary: £10.58 per hour

Job Purpose

Working at the Household Waste Recycling Centres providing excellent customer service and recycling advice to the public and creating a safe place to visit and work. Cleaning and tidying of the site, sorting of materials and deputising for the supervisor in their absence.

Supporting the rest of the team with problem solving, making sure daily checks are completed and keeping containers emptied regularly. Resolving any customer concerns and escalating site operations issues where needed.


Manage a team of operatives

To run the site in Supervisor's absence

To open and close the site depending on which shift working

Maintaining Site safety and rules, and efficient use of available resources

Ideal candidate profile

Qualifications :

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Experience within a similar team leader role

Good communication skills are required, along with good customer service skills.

Preferred experience in the waste industry and customer service

G ood IT skills

Knowledge of Health & Safety

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.

But 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. They are real people like you, and they make real change happen every day.

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.