• Job Reference: 107405
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2019
  • Recruiter: Veolia
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Salary: £26,132.60
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title - Chargehand

Salary - £26,132.60 **** plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location - Veolia, Newtown Road HWRC, Newtown Road, Newbury, RG20 9AG

Hours - Full time, 47.5 hour week, 5 days out of 7 on a 7-week rolling rota

What you’ll do

You will be 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. Other duties include:


  • Managing a team of operatives

  • Running of the site in the Supervisor's absence

  • Opening and closing the site depending on which shift you are working

  • Maintaining site safety and rules, and efficient use of available resources

  • Supporting with problem-solving and making sure daily checks are completed 

  • Resolving any customer concerns and escalating site operations issues where needed

The experience you will need


  • Experience within a similar team leader role

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

  • Good IT skills

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety 


  • Waste industry and customer service experience 

Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • Peoples Pension 

  • Access to Veolia Rewards, benefits and discounts

  • Cycle to work scheme *national minimum wage dependent

  • Access to health benefits such as: Back in action & Simply Health cash plan

  • Employee Assistance Program - offers a variety of confidential services to help identify and address problems that impact the workplace  

Where you’ll work 

Working at our HWRC site in Newbury, you will be assisting the supervisor to ensure site compliance, and ensuring the 8 operatives fulfil their daily tasks satisfactorily.

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.

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.


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.