Site Operatives


Bristol, Southampton, Coventry
£18,000 - £22,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01942 493255 Angela Dewhurst

Closing date: Monday, 26th November 2018  

With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector. We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

RSK Habitat Management are a new and exciting business, providing practical ecological contracting solutions for our clients. We provide results-based outcomes for clients and biodiversity, with innovation at the heart of everything that we do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a team of professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape and Arboriculture.

As part of the RSK Group, one of the UK’s largest environmental consultancies, we are able to provide our clients with an unparalleled combination of environmental assessment and management consultancy services.

We are ranked 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200, which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.

Site Operatives – Bristol/Southampton/Coventry

The Role:

We are looking for Site Operatives, who are outstanding team players and who have a positive and professional attitude to join our Bristol-based team to undertake projects locally and nationwide. You will be experienced in undertaking practical site based works and will have demonstrable experience in adhering to site health, safety, environmental and wellbeing standards.

The ideal candidates will have prior experience of working within one or more of the following industries: ecological contracting, landscaping, agricultural operations, countryside management or vegetation clearance industries. However, we are prepared to invest in the right candidates who demonstrate the necessary work ethic and share our values.

We are looking for real go-getters with a practical and determined approach and who will help the business to grow and improve. There is a real opportunity for progression within this role with a clearly defined career pathway and opportunities for external training available.

Successful candidates will:

  • Help in the delivery and undertaking of ecological contracting work packages on site, helping to ensure that works are delivered on programme, on budget and with zero defects.
  • Operate effectively in a dynamic working environment.
  • Undertake general maintenance on small plant, tools and equipment ensuring they are fit for purpose.
  • Be highly organized and able to adapt to quick changes in a dynamic working environment.
  • Adhere to site safety, environmental and wellbeing requirements.
  • Be able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and other site-based staff.
  • Lead by example, maintaining the highest standards of quality.

Person specification

  • CSCS
  • FAAW qualification
  • PA1/PA6W herbicide spraying
  • CS30 & 31. Other chainsaw qualifications will be looked on favourably
  • LANTRA Woodchipper
  • LANTRA Brushcutter
  • Experienced in operating a wide variety of plant
  • Full driving licence, ideally with Trailer Licence (B+E).

Salary and benefits:

  • £18,000 to £22,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Overtime and weekend supplement.
  • Paid accommodation and subsistence allowance (when working away).
  • Access to a company vehicle.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private healthcare.
  • Regular training and career development.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your current salary, confirming that you are eligible to work in the UK, and identifying how you meet the job criteria. Applications to be sent to Angela Dewhurst, 14 Beecham Court, Pemberton Business Park, Wigan, WN3 6PR, Tel 01942 493255 or email by 9.00 a.m. on Monday 26th November 2018. If you require further information on this position, contact Angela Dewhurst as above.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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