Recycling Operations Manager

Cawleys (part of the F & R Cawley Group) was established 75 years ago and has since grown into the largest regional commercial waste management and recycling company in the Herts, Beds, Bucks & Northants area. The basis behind our growth and success is down to our strong commitment to a foundation of financial strength, operating excellence and professionalism. Cawleys is a proactive recycling and waste management company continually looking at new opportunities and investments to divert waste streams away from landfill towards more commercial and environmental solutions. These assets enable Cawleys to offer a full range of environmental waste collection and recycling services to over 5000 industrial and commercial customers


Role Purpose
Overall management of the Luton Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), including but not limited to :- Health & Safety, static machinery and mobile plant, control, recruitment and training of direct and agency staff, sale of all recyclate, cost control to budget and variance analysis, productivity to budget and site KPI’s, RDF production to offtake and contract specification, daily weekly and monthly reporting, waste input analysis, waste out quality control.

Skills and Experience

You will be able to demonstrate proven ability to run and maintain a profitable and successful MRF.

You will be able to demonstrate your commitment to health and safety in all aspects of the plant, holding qualifications in either IOSH or NEEBOSH.

Experience managing a high turnover low margin operation

You will be qualified to WAMITAB Level 4.

You will have experience of implementing lean production/six sigma processes

Capability to lead a large multinational operational team and to work effectively with people at all levels of the business.

You must have extensive experience in Waste Management and Recycling, or a similar materials processing/production industry such as Mining, Quarrying, Minerals Extraction, Aggregates at a senior level.

Operational management experience ideally of collection and recycling.

Business development and analysis experience.

You will have had, or be willing to take responsibility for Waste Management & Recycling facilities such as MBT, HWRC, Landfill, MRF, RDF, SRF, IVC, Plasterboard Recycling, Transfer Station, Glass Recycling, Scrap Metal Recycling or Gasification

Leadership at Management level

Change & Business Management

Financial awareness

Negotiation and Presentations skill

Personal Qualities

Target driven and positive

Ability to work on your own and self-manage wisely to the benefit of the company whilst being a team player

‘Can do’ attitude

Ability to think quickly, problem solve and make decisions

Focus on commercial awareness

Well-presented personal appearance

Attention to detail

Flexible and proactive attitude

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV to

Apply Now (No agencies)




No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment