The opportunity

We’re looking for a Site Supervisor to join our Durham Site as we continue to expand our business across the UK.

The business

Recycling Lives is a unique organization creating life-changing opportunities. We are a national recycling and waste management business, operating sites nationwide to offer services to recycle scrap metal, scrap cars, plastics, general waste and much more. We’re industry leaders, recognised as Recycling Business of the Year 2018 and developing ground breaking Energy from Waste technologies.

All our business operations support the delivery of our own social programmes. These are reducing reoffending by rehabilitating offenders in prisons, supporting the homeless to gain work and housing, and supporting communities by redistributing surplus food to charitable groups.

Whatever part of the organisation you work in, you’ll be contributing to our fast-growing business as well as to our delivery of social value through these social programmes. together, we’ll be changing lives.

If you’re highly motivated, you have a strong track record of success, are ambitious to realise your full potential you’ll fit right in.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Dealing with internal and external email/phone requests
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed
  • To provide a high level of customer service
  • Request and process all documentation from customers, references and annex VII’s
  • Weighbridge admin, updating spreadsheets and data entry
  • Cash handling and processing payments
  • Face to face, email and telephone communication with customers
  • Ensuring continuous compliance for all site operations
  • To train and carry out all safety inductions to staff and any external visitors
  • To enforce all health and safety procedures are followed
  • Efficient stock control
  • Transport planning
  • Ensure the site training records for EHS, including the safe systems of work are up to date, accurate and available for all members of staff

  • To liaise with the RL transport team to book collections
  • Maintain drivers’ files, manage tach card records and provide information required to the RL transport team
  • General site updates, reporting of performance and escalation concerns
  • Report and update site KPI’s to management
  • Accurate data entry using excel spreadsheets or on internal IT software’s
  • Assisting with the dismantling of ELV’s when required
  • Assisting with the purchasing and processing of metals
  • General housekeeping and accordance to EA standards
  • Willing to train and develop
  • Supervising staff in the Site Manager’s absence.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrated determination, resilience and flexibility in their role
  • Consistently show a positive attitude
  • Have ideas that add value
  • Safety - Put safety first
  • Compliance - Do things the right way
  • Productivity - Get the job done
  • Cost control – control costs
  • Growth – Come up with new ways to improve
  • Culture – we are all in it together
  • High attention to detail
  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office Software’s
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people such as staff, directors and customers
  • Willing to be flexible with working hours
  • A great team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to prioritise responsibilities effectively
  • A ‘Can Do’ positive attitude
  • Determined and resilient approach
  • Can demonstrate fresh thinking and ideas
  • Working independently
  • Trustworthy and loyal
  • Honest and confidence to express your opinions
  • Office experience is essential

  • Weighbridge experience preferred but not essential
  • To be able to think on your feet and to make decisions in line with RL procedures and policies
  • To be able to engage with all members of staff and release potential colleagues if required
  • FLT Experience preferred
  • 360 Grab Experience preferred
  • Previous Supervisor experience preferred
  • Previous knowledge of the scrap metal sector is preferred

The benefits

Whether you’re starting out in an entry level role or joining us as an executive, we’ll support you to become the very best you can be. We invest in our team, offering a range of training, development programmes and opportunities to progress.

We’re a fast paced and entrepreneurial organisation. We’re not afraid to try new things and do things differently and as such we’re growing fast. We’re national now but we’ve grown from a family firm and we retain our strong family values.

We know that your home life and health are important. We run regular family events and offer a number of wellbeing schemes and benefits to support you to be the happiest, healthiest you:

  • Health Care Cash Plan Scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Employee Savings and Loan Scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Employee Wellbeing initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee reward scheme
  • Discounted tickets to tourist attractions
  • Cycle to work
  • Salary Sacrifice Lease Car Scheme
  • Critical Illness and Life Cover (after qualifying period)

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover note explaining why you are suitable for the role to [email protected]

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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Apply now to join our award-winning team. Whether you’re starting your career or looking to bring your expertise and experience to a unique, social business, we’re developing a growing, diverse staff team.

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