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Waste Transfer Station Plant Operative

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , per year - 1831 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Kibworth RHWS, Loughborough RHWS/WTS , Whetstone RHWS/WTS, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 0EX 


Closing date:10 July 2022 at midnight 

Salary Range: £20,807 to £21,225 (subject to any agreed April 2022 pay award)

A Market Premia and a Retention Payment (£0.80 per hour) also apply to the position, subject to certain conditions, see link to document attached at the bottom of the page on pay for further information

Annualised Hours – 40 hours per week

Usual Working Patterns - between 32.5 hours and 47.5 hours per week

Previous applicants need not apply 

Please note the position is working full time (5 days per week which may include working weekends, both Saturdays and Sundays. Bank Holidays that fall within working patterns could be mandatory but paid as double time)

This position could be based at any of these three sites: Kibworth Recycling and Household Waste Site (RHWS), Loughborough RHWS and Waste Transfer Station (WTS) or Whetstone RHWS and WTS.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Waste Management Delivery Service, as such Leicestershire County Council is looking to recruit a Transfer Station Plant Operative to support in the operation of the Council’s Waste Transfer Stations (WTS).          

You will be responsible for operating a variety of heavy plant and equipment that will include loading shovels, telehandlers, and forklift trucks for the efficient and effective transfer of waste from busy WTS, in strict accordance with safe systems of work.  The role will also involve maximising the recovery of recyclables within waste and safely controlling deliveries from private traders and district councils.  The role is based in a busy transfer station and involves working outdoors.  It is expected that the successful candidates will have previous experience of operating loading shovels and telehandlers at waste or construction sites.  However, training may be provided to suitable candidates that have no previous experience of operating this type of plant.  Opportunities may also be available for training to become an HGV driver.  The successful candidate will be health and safety conscious with a proactive, flexible, ‘can do’ attitude.Effective time-management andproblem-solving skills are key attributes.


  • Loading shovel ticket (training may be provided to suitable candidates that do not currently have a valid loading shovel ticket)
  • A full, Clean & Valid UK Driving License and insurance for business use
  • A knowledge of waste transfer station operations

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page

For informal enquires please contact either Rebecca Hollick Tel: 0116 30 55767 Email: or Paul McMorran, Tel: 0116 3058100 Email:

Equality and diversity is everyone’s business. Here at the council, we’ve been building on strong foundations since achieving ‘excellent’ status in 2011 under the Equality Framework for Local Government. We have a corporate Equalities Board, supported by departmental equality groups and also our staff groups for Black and Minority Ethnic, Disabled, LGBT+ and Carers. We believe that a strong, diverse workforce will bring together different perspectives and ideas. To find out more please click here.

Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Rebecca or Paul (recruiting managers) to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc.

Please apply using our online system sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.

Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available. The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.

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