Waste and Recycling Operative

Southampton, United Kingdom
£20,761 Per Annum
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Campus Services & Facilities

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,761 Per Annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 17 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2125823TD

You will be part of a team who ensures our campuses are kept clean, tidy, and safe and provide excellent customer service to our staff, students, and other stakeholders.

The role:

  • the collection, emptying, transporting, and sorting of general waste and recyclable materials to agreed time schedules 
  • the use of equipment such as balers and external cleaning equipment. 
  • driving to move waste and recycling to various locations 
  • driving a road-sweeping machine

You will need to be reliable, flexible, and enthusiastic, with a strong customer focus.

Basic PC skills, such as the use of email, will be required. A full driving license is essential as driving vehicles is an integral part of the role.

The position offers a 36-hour/week working between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, (11 am to 5 pm Friday).  You will also be expected to be available for occasional weekend work covering Open Days in the Summer and Autumn.

What we can offer you

We offer a generous holiday allowance of 20 days (plus 6 University closure days), access to a university pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Furthermore, the University is a fantastic place to work – regardless of what life stage you are at, you will be a valued member of our team.

We supply uniforms and a structured training scheme.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.

Application procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call the Anjali Mavi in Recruitment Team on 023 8059 2750 or email Please quote reference 2125823TD on all correspondence. 

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