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Recycling Operative (109448)

Posted: 5 Dec 2019 Closes: 11 Feb 2020
Veolia, Lewes HWRS, Ham Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3PS. £16,087 basic salary plus a performance-based recycling bonus of up to £255 per quarter (£1,020pa),
Variable 109448

Recycling Operative-109448


Job Title -  Recycling Operative

Salary - £16,087 basic salary plus a performance-based recycling bonus of up to £255 per quarter (£1,020pa), plus Veolia benefits *listed below

Location -Veolia, Lewes HWRS, Ham Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3PS. 

Hours - Full time, 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday, Weekend work is required every week with two weekdays off.

Job Purpose

To carry out recycling operative tasks at a household waste recycling site.



  • To ensure the health and safety of all members of the public, visitors, staff and contractors at the site.

  • Ensure that materials on site are recycled as much as possible.

  • To assist the public, providing information, guidance and help carrying their waste and recycling when required and if safe to do so.

  • To attend any training deemed necessary for the role.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience within a customer-facing role 

  • Ability to communicate effectively within a team and with the general public

  • Work on own initiative as well as part of a team

  • Reliable, punctual and customer orientated


  • Experience as a Recycling Operative

Benefits you will receive within this role are

  • Peoples Pension 

  • Access to shopping/travel discounts with My Choices

  • 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 

Lewes Household Waste Recycling Site is a fairly small site in Lewes for members of the public to bring their waste and recycling. There is a small team of 3 people that work there. The work is varied and includes working outdoors in all weathers assisting members of the public, ensuring their safety, and recycling as much as possible. 

*Internal applicants only* our employees are employed under standard terms and conditions and in order to promote fairness, any changes to roles/grades as part of an employment offer we make to existing staff-graded employees will be subject to the acceptance of the standardised terms and conditions. Therefore, please be advised that any new terms and conditions may differ from your current contract if you are staff-graded.

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.



 Operation/Maintenance / Construction / Transport Staff

Primary Location

 United Kingdom-England-East Sussex

Job Posting

 Dec 5, 2019, 4:10:05 PM

Job Type

 Standard -  


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