Logistics and Waste Operative (Nights) - COVID19 Megalabs

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/709672/62406
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
  • Website: https://www.sodexo.com/
  • Location: Leamington Spa
  • Salary: £10.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £10 per hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

As the COVID testing programme ramps up, the government has significantly increased the support that is needed.  To support the service delivery of the COVID-19 testing labs, we are seeking to recruit Logistics and Waste Operatives in Leamington Spa. 

You will provide a high quality, timely, responsive and proactive service to meet the needs of the contract. You will undertake tasks such as transporting stock, laundry items and waste internally within the Megalab in a safe and efficient manner.

You must be flexible to work on a shift pattern of and available to start immediately.

Sodexo reserves the right to alter the site location and close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications.

Job Description
  • Competitive hourly rate of £10
  • Successful candidates will need to be available to start in role immediately
  • Must be available to work night shifts between the hours of 10pm - 6am
Main Responsibilities
  • Provide a high quality Logistics and Waste Service, ensuring all tasks are carried out in a safe and efficient manner
  • Provide an effective waste recycling and waste minimisation system, including the shredding, baling and compacting of waste
  • Undertake the movement of waste bins (including general and clinical waste) confidential waste, sharps waste whilst ensuring to maintain a high level of cleanliness at all times
  • Carry out all duties at the prescribed times and in compliance with the specific area policies and procedures at all times
  • Undertake the movement of mail, goods and materials across the site in line with both local site confidentiality polices and the caldicott principles
  • Manage stock inventory in the warehouse and store rooms, reporting on stock levels and maintaining stock levels in storerooms to predetermined and agreed minimum and maximum stock levels using the stock management system provided
  • Return items, including soiled laundry items, to be documented and processed, and handed over to the supplier or courier.
  • Ensure to adhere to Health and Safety and site guidelines and procedures at all times, always wearing the correct PPE as required 
  • Undertake training on hand washing and ensure personal hygiene is maintained to a high level 
  • Commitment to the work and to following the strict guideline and procedures required
  • Undertake training on hand washing and ensure personal hygiene is maintained to a high level 
  • Undertake all other duties as required
The Ideal Candidate
  • Previous experience in a manual handling role
  • Must be able to physically stand for several hours with good mobility
  • You must be over 18 and in general good health with no symptoms of COVID-19, nor must anyone in your household.
  • Native or bilingual proficiency level English
  • Commitment to the work and adhere to the strict guidelines and procedures required
  • Effective communication and customer care skills with visitors, clients, and staff
  • Ability to deal with clinical waste, smells, bodily excretions/fluids and dirt 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team  
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations 

You must not be classified, or live with anyone classified, as belonging to any of the COVID-19 high risk groups (more detail can be found on the government website):

  • Must not have a long-term condition
  • Must not have immune deficiencies through medical conditions or therapy

Training and full personal protective equipment will be provided.

Please note you will not be permitted to have your mobile phone on your person whilst working on site.

About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.