Ward have a permanent vacancy for a Load Inspector based at our busy Waste Recycling site in Ilkeston.

Hours and location

The role is based at our REDDOX site at Ward,  Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4AZ.

40 – 47.5 hours per week

Weekly Pay (£10.00 p/h & overtime at £12.50 p/h )

The Role:

The primary function of the role is to inspect, document  and record all material arriving on site using the tablet logging system. You will be part of a hardworking team of Ward employees who support in the recycling of over 100,000 tonnes of material each year.

Reporting to the Site Manager, you will carry out a range of duties throughout your shift;

  • Site Operative general duties
  • Site clearance and cleaning
  • Picking line duties
  • Assisting fitters in general maintenance
  • FLT Operation (if qualified)


The successful candidates will have experience working in an Operative role, but not necessarily within the Recycling Industry. A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude who enjoys physical work will do well within our Ilkeston team. They will have aspirations of progression within the business as the role lends itself to ongoing training and advancement for those with attention to detail.


  • Discounted gym membership
  • Access to ReWard staff benefit scheme for leisure, retail, holiday and shopping discounts
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Company Pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance

About Us: 

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £160m, employs over 380 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets.

As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. Every major business decision we make is guided in part by our CSR values such as:

Our impact on the environment – as a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is clearly close to our hearts

  • The welfare of the people we come into contact with, and those further down the supply chain
  • The sustainability of the processes we use

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain and our end consumers.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience?

We offer a competitive a salary, pension, training opportunities, access to our company benefit scheme “Re-Ward”, cycle to work, recommend a friend scheme and lots more!

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