General Operative

Position:                  General Operative  
Line Manager:        Ardley IVC Site Manager 
Location:                 Ardley IVC, Bicester

The Company
Severn Trent Green Power, part of the Severn Trent plc group of companies is a successful, national, waste company with an excellent reputation in the organic waste and renewable energy sector. We operate 8 anaerobic digestion facilities, 2 in-vessel compost sites, and 3 open windrow compost sites. The company’s strategy is to continue to develop as a market leader in the recycling and processing of organic wastes and generating enough renewable energy throughout the business to meet our triple carbon pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.

We care deeply about making a positive impact on our environment and strive to support our customers to achieve the same. We have some really big commitments to our customers, our environment, our society and our colleagues that we know, can only be achieved through our inclusive and energetic culture.

Brief description of your role (what you need to do)

This is a ‘hands-on’ role requiring the daily operation of the composting plant and machinery at the Ardley (IVC) Site.  You will be supporting the processing of co-mingled food and green waste, creating desirable quality compost which benefits the agricultural sector and diverts waste from landfill. Your responsibility is to ensure the site you is clean, tidy and free of litter and give any general assistance as directed by the Site Manager.  To assist the site in working towards PAS100 standards.  This includes maintenance, health, welfare, safety legislative and environmental issues.

This full-time role will be based at Ardley IVC. The core hours are 07.00 – 17.00 Monday – Friday, with occasional weekends and bank holidays. 

Major responsibilities 

  • To remove any contaminant out of the product by manual picking of litter
  • To give general assistance as needed in working towards PAS100 standards.  
  • To maintain and upkeep the general cleanliness and first impression of the site by mowing, strimming and pressure washing as required. 
  • To give general assistance to ensure the Site complies with maintenance, health, welfare, safety, legislative and environmental requirements.
  • Assist the Team in ensuring the Company’s BMS and site compliance is adhered to
  • Assist the Team in meeting Site financial targets
  • General assistance across Severn Trent Green Power Sites and various other contracts as and when required in order to ensure the smooth running of STGP contracts as a whole
  • Ensuring compliance of the Company’s environmental, health and safety and personnel policies and procedures in your work.

Core Skills, Qualifications and work attitude needed for this position


  • Ability to work with a business management system

Qualifications & experience*

  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Quality and environmental knowledge 

Work attitude    

  • Responsible & reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes the initiative
  • Realistic & pragmatic
  • Enthusiastic/motivated
  • Team player

* You must not operate any equipment until your Line Manager has confirmed you are competent to do so safely.

What does success look like?

  • Throughput and efficiency targets are met
  • Environmental, safety, health and quality standards are maintained
  • Visitors comment on the pride you take in the site
  • Your team is proud to work for STGP and are knowledgeable about their work 
  • STGP is promoted in a positive manner to surrounding population. 

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