RSK Group plc

  • Site Operative

    Contract Type
    £18,000 to £22,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Overview

    RSK Habitat Management are a new and exciting business, providing practical ecological contracting solutions for our clients. We provide results-based outcomes for clients and biodiversity, with innovation at the heart of everything that we do. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a team of professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines such as Ecology, Landscape and Arboriculture.


    As part of the RSK Group, one of the UK’s largest environmental consultancies, we are able to provide our clients with an unparalleled combination of environmental assessment and management consultancy services.


    We are ranked 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200, which rates the success of private companies in the UK. There has never been a more exciting time to join.


    Site Operative – Bristol


    The role:


    We are looking for site operatives, who are outstanding team players and who have a positive and professional attitude to join our Bristol-based team to undertake projects locally and nationwide. You will be experienced in undertaking practical site based works, and will have demonstrable experience in adhering to site health, safety, environmental and wellbeing standards.


    The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working within one or more of the following industries: ecological contracting, landscaping, agricultural operations, and countryside management or vegetation clearance industries. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years’ experience of working within a similar industry. 


    We are looking for real go-getters with a practical and determined approach and someone who will help the business to grow and improve. There is a real opportunity for progression within this role, with a clearly defined career pathway and opportunities for external training available. Whilst this is a temporary position there is every opportunity that this could lead to a permanent position with RSK Habitat Management.


    Successful candidates will:

    • Help in the delivery and undertaking of ecological contracting work packages on site, helping to ensure that works are delivered on programme, on budget and with zero defects;
    • Operate effectively in a dynamic working environment;
    • Undertake general maintenance on small plant, tools and equipment, making sure that they are fit for purpose.
    • Be highly organized and able to adapt to quick changes in a dynamic working environment;
    • Adhere to site safety, environmental and wellbeing requirements;
    • Be able to work independently or as part of a team;
    • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and other site-based staff.
    • Lead by example, maintaining the highest standards of quality; 

    Person specification: 

    • CSCS
    • FAAW qualification;
    • PA1/PA6W herbicide spraying;
    • CS30 & 31. Other chainsaw qualifications will be looked on favourably;
    • LANTRA Woodchipper;
    • LANTRA Brushcutter;
    • Experienced in operating a wide variety of plant;
    • Full driving licence, ideally with Trailer Licence (B+E). 

    Salary and benefits:

    • £18,000 to £22,000 (dependent on experience)
    • Overtime and weekend supplement.
    • Paid accommodation and subsistence allowance (when working away).
    • Access to a company vehicle.
    • Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private healthcare.
    • Regular training and career development.


    All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter to Kate Pine, Senior HR Advisor, at or for more information please call 01928 728156.


    We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


    To see further career opportunities with RSK Group, visit our website


    RSK Group is an Equal Opportuinties Employer. 




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