Volvo Shovel Driver


Location: Eagle Transfer Hub Tipton  DY4 7BT

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, morning and afternoon on a rota to include a Saturday morning every 6th week

Salary: £24,465.42


Serco provides a complete waste and recycling service on behalf of local authorities. We are experts in designing, implementing, and managing waste and recycling services. Our waste and recycling services enable local authorities to deliver reliable waste management services for a growing population while driving ongoing cost efficiencies.


Working closely with local authorities and residents and we strive to minimise waste and maximise participation in recycling. 


This role will see you carry out the loading of all waste materials in and out of the site, assist with traffic direction and efficient movement of vehicles on site, take responsibility for the daily inspection and reporting procedure of all plant vehicles prior to and on completion of use and maintain all appropriate paperwork relevant to the jobs (such as delivery notes, site diary, etc).


In addition to this, you will assist in segregating waste to ensure maximum recycling, direct users to use facilities in a safe way, inform users of the 'rules' of the transfer station, work as part of the team to assist with security duties and depot management duties where necessary, report regularly to line managers on progress of works and any matters that arise that affect the service delivery, attend team briefings, put forward suggestions and ideas for improvements to the service, contribute to the cleanliness of the transfer station, and most importantly, maintain excellent customer and client relations, especially when dealing with members of the public.


What you'll need to do the role


This role will see you needing to take accountability for your own workload so you will need to be able to work independently with limited supervision but also be adaptable to work well within a team environment.


You will be passionate and committed to seeking personal development as this role will require specialist in house training.


You will use basic IT skills to work within the transfer station, experience working with plant, machinery or similar environments is highly desirable.



What we offer

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
  • A company that recognises your contribution



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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21/02/2023 02:02:00
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