University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Waste Operative. As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
The waste department is an essential part of the hospital as it is responsible for the disposal of all types of waste, this position is vital to ensure the hospital runs smoothly every day of the week.
The team provides an efficient, reliable and high quality Waste Management Service to UHS. The Waste Management Team collects, segregates, stores and removes waste from site this is made up of several categories of waste, these include, clinical, domestic, recycling, cardboard, glass and hazardous waste.
The role is to transfer waste from holding areas within the hospital building to the outside waste compound via big wheeled bins you will be required to use tugging equipment at times, you are also responsible for collecting the Linen from the wards.
We are looking for a highly motivated team player who has the ability to work under pressure and show initiative, this is a physical job, on average 15 miles a day are walked by each team member.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 04 February 2021.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.