Operative – Stokesley HWRC

  • Part-time, permanent, 4 days' over 7
  • Stokesley Household Waste Recycling Centre, TS9 5PT
  • £11.15 per hour, plus holidays, pension and discounts
  • Application Deadline: Sunday 19th November 2023

Pay: £11.15 per hour, plus additional for Sundays and Bank Holidays

Hours: Permanent, part-time, 4 days’ over 7, including weekend working

Location: Stokesley HWRC, Ellerbeck Court, Stokesley, TS9 5PT

Benefits: 20 days’ holiday per year (pro-rata), plus bank holidays, pension and other discounts


“Our people are the key to our success”

Yorwaste are currently looking for an Operative to join the teams who safely and effectively run our sites across North Yorkshire. Our Stokesley site is open 6 days’ a week (closed on Wednesdays), offering essential services for the immediate local communities. Working in an open-air environment, you will be provided with outer-wear to protect you from the elements and keep you safe on site.

You will help maximise the quality and number of materials separated for recycling, plan and organise the activities on site, be the face of Yorwaste to on site visitors and, where required, deputise for the Area Supervisor.

As a Yorwaste Operative, your day-to-day duties will vary, and may include the following;

  • Helping the public use the site in a safe manner, adhering to all Health and Safety guidance.
  • Providing friendly, informative and professional customer service.
  • Protecting yourself and your team by promoting high standards of health and safety.
  • Safely operating equipment and machinery and reporting any faults and issues.
  • Using our IT system to create reports and record general site details.


It would be advantageous if you can reliably travel to our site which is not accessible by public transport. You may also be required to travel to other HWRC sites to support where required.

This is a permanent role working 4 days out of 7. As our sites operate 6 days’ a week (closed Wednesdays) including bank holidays, therefore availability over this schedule is essential. There will also be a requirement to cover holidays and sickness when required, including additional hours and shifts supporting this and other local HWRC sites.


About Yorwaste

Yorwaste is North Yorkshire’s leading waste management company, passionate about supporting the community and the local environment while delivering a warm and professional customer experience. We believe in investing in our team and providing the tools you need to succeed. Currently, our sites achieve over a 90% recycling rate to help keep North Yorkshire looking beautiful.

Our vision at Yorwaste is to create a cleaner, greener future. We aim to be at the forefront of the industry, committed to reducing the environmental impact of waste while supporting our customers in making more sustainable choices. We prioritise safety at all times, seek new ways to maximize what we have to achieve our goals and solve problems, and take pride in being knowledgeable and credible in what we do.

You will have access to a company pension, as well as benefits and discounts, such as a cycle-to-work scheme. Through our Employee Assistance program, we offer great access to health and wellbeing resources, while also acknowledging and rewarding excellent health and safety procedures, innovative ideas, and recognition for long service with us.

Joining us at Yorwaste is more than just a job. We strive to provide our team with a long-term, stable career, training, and development, along with a positive and engaging working environment. As an equal opportunity employer, alongside our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we take pride in supporting the development of North Yorkshire and its people.


Apply Now

To submit an application for this position, please kindly fill out the online application form on this page and upload your CV.

If you have further questions at this stage, if you are looking for alternative means of application, or if you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Bradley on Bradley.Naylor@northyorks.gov.uk or 01609 534365.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19th November 2023.

Interviews are planned to take place in-person on week commencing 20th November 2023.


Interviews may take place throughout the recruitment process, and we reserve the right to remove this vacancy before the proposed deadline in the event of the position being filled or a high number of applications being received.

Yorwaste is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, or belief.

We will not accept applications from agencies and can only consider applications from individuals with the right to work within the UK.

For further details, please read the HWRC Operative – JD




Closing date: 19th November 2023

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    Yorwaste is an award winning, industry leading waste management provider operating across North Yorkshire and the City of York.  We have a strong focus towards health and safety, as well as customer service, with a simple hands-on approach.

    Our people are the heart of our business and key to our success.  Yorwaste’s achievements are a direct result of the hard work and commitment of our valued employees. As demand for our services grow, so does our team, which is why we would like you to join us.

    What we can offer you:

    • We offer an hourly rate of £11.15 per hour with £20 additional weekend allowance, and £30 Bank Holiday allowance. This is paid in addition to your hourly rate.
    • 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays (rising to 25 after 5 years’ service).
    • Access to employee benefits and local discounts, as well as the employee assistance programme.
    • Full training and the supply of all personal protective equipment needed.
    • Working in an open-air environment, delivering an essential service benefiting your local community and environment.

    We continue to invest to deliver a range of waste reuse, recycling, and disposal options to meet the requirements of our customers.

    Sandy Boyle, Managing Director
    Yorwaste waste management drivers in lorry